Conference Committee

Conference Patron
  • Prof. R. Nagarajan, PhD

    Director, IIM Amritsar
    Dr. Ramamoorthy received his PhD in Business and Management from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park. He has served as the founding Chair of the Management & Marketing Department of the University of Houston-Victoria's School of Business, member of the President's Cabinet, and member of the Academic Council, Chair of the University Grievance Committee, Policy Review Committee, among others. He has published his research in leading journals including Human Relations, British Journal of Management, Journal of International Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Creativity and Innovation Management Journal. He has served on several editorial boards including the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology in the UK, the Irish Journal of Management in Ireland, Current Issues of Business and Law in Lithuania, and the Fulbright Peer Review Board.
Conference Leadership
  • Aswathy Asokan Ajitha, PhD
    Assistant Professor – Marketing, IIM Amritsar
    Dr. Aswathy Asokan Ajitha has completed her Joint Doctoral Degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Curtin University. Her primary areas of interest include Marketing, Services Marketing, Consumer Behavior, and Customer Relationship Marketing. She has published many research papers in reputed journals and presented in reputed conferences in the area of Marketing. Besides, she actively participates as a reviewer in some of the renowned journals including Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Marketing, Electronic Commerce Research, and many more. She also acted as a reviewer for reputed conferences, including the American Marketing Association (AMA) and the European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC).
  • Harpreet Kaur, PhD
    Assistant Professor – Quantitative Methods & Operations Management, IIM Amritsar
    Harpreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor in the area of Quantitative methods and Operations management at Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar. She has completed her Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Previously, she has worked with Birla Institute of Management Technology. Her research interests lie in Sustainable business operations, optimization, mathematical modelling, disaster relief operations and procurement management.
  • Ravisankar V Kommu, PhD
    Assistant Professor – Organizational Behaviour & Human Resources, IIM Amritsar
    Dr. Ravishankar V. Kommu holds a Ph.D in Human Resource Management from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and an Integrated M.A. from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. He has in the past worked with Turbo Energy Limited, TVS Group. His research interests are sociology of work, careers, and critical management studies. He has presented his research at national and international conferences in the field of management and has also participated in their respective review processes.
  • Sunil Reddy Kunduru, PhD
    Assistant Professor – IT & Computational Systems, IIM Amritsar
    Dr. Sunil Reddy Kunduru has a PhD in Information Systems from IIM Bangalore. Prior to joining the doctoral programme, he completed his MTech in Signal Processing from IIT Guwahati and worked in the industry as design engineer for about two years. His broad research interest lies in the interaction between information technology and society. He also has been working on novel mixed method research designs to conduct empirical research on internet-based applications such as social media. He has presented his research work at multiple national and international conferences and has co-authored a journal paper.
  • Surender Rao Komera, PhD
    Assistant Professor – Finance, Accounting & Control, IIM Amritsar
    Dr. Surender Rao Komera works in the area of empirical corporate finance. His doctoral thesis was titled ‘Essays on Capital Structure Choice and Corporate Bankruptcy’. His research work has appeared in reputed peer reviewed journals such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, IIM Management Review, Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, and International Journal of Emerging Markets. Dr. Surender has also presented his research work at various national and international conferences such as annual meetings of Academy of Management, Money and Finance Conferences, India Finance Conference, World Finance Association, Midwest Finance Association, Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing and so on. He has received the best paper award at IIM Ahmedabad Doctorial Colloquium – 2013.
Conference Advisory Board
  • Hun Lee,PhD
    Associate Professor, School of Business, George Mason University
    Professor Lee received his BS from Georgia Institute of Technology, MIM from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and Ph.D. from University of Maryland at College Park. Professor Lee’s research focuses on competitive dynamics, internationalisation, innovations, corporate social responsibility, and initial public offerings, and appears in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Global Strategy Journal, Academy of Management Discoveries, and Journal of Management, where he received the best paper award. He also has co- authored a book, Strategy as Action: Competitive Dynamics and Competitive Advantage, from Oxford University Press. Professor Lee taught competitive and international strategy courses and was voted EMBA Professor of the Year and MBA Outstanding Faculty. He was the founding Interim Director and Associate Director of the Center for Global Business, Innovation, and Transformation.
  • Milen Baltov, PhD
    Vice Rector of Research and International, Burgas Free University

    Prof. Milen is an Assembly member supporting the activities of the mission for Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters. For the last 25 years, he started a business consultancy and academic in entrepreneurship, innovation, circular and blue economy. He acts as an evaluator of EU supported projects and represents his country in programme committees.

    He is a high profile expert in evaluating and monitoring support schemes in various technical assistance projects to the public administration, transport and infrastructure, and cross border cooperation programmes. He is a graduate of the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Prof. Baltov was a Working group leader and Member of the Management Committee of Action TU1003 “Megaprojects” (EU COST Programme) – that dealt mainly with the infrastructure in the business support and transport sectors. In Action IS1104 “The EU in the new complex geography of economic systems: models, tools and policy evaluation”. Member of the Regional Development Council and the Regional Coordination Committee of the South East Region (R. of Bulgaria). For the moment, Prof. Baltov is representing his country in the Programme Committee of the “SMEs and Access to Risk Finance” configuration under the EU Horizon 2020 Programme.
  • Prof. Patrick Flood, PhD
    Professor, DCU Business School, Dublin City University
    Prof. Patrick is an expert on organisational behaviour, leadership and change management and teaches executive programmes worldwide. He is the holder of both the DCU Presidents Overall Teaching Award and the DCU Presidents Research Award. Most recently, Prof. Patrick served as Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Prof. Patrick received his PhD from the London School of Economics. He has held faculty and visiting appointments at several business schools, including London Business School, University of Limerick, University of Maryland, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Canterbury, NZ, CUEB, PRC and the Australian Graduate School of Management. His articles appear in the Journal of Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Journal of Organisational and Occupational Psychology and the Strategic Management journal. His 12 books include Outsider Leadership; Change lessons from the CEO; Persuasive Leadership: Lessons from the Arts; Leadership in Ireland; Strategy Implementation; Effective Top Management Teams; and Managing Without Traditional Methods.
  • Prof. Paul A Paulov, PhD
    Dean, Cullen Distinguished Chair, Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
    Paul A. Pavlou is a prominent researcher and expert on data analytics and digital business strategy. Pavlou earned a PhD in Business Administration and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. Pavlou also led doctoral programs, including the PhD in Business Administration, PhD in Statistics, a new Interdisciplinary PhD in Decision Neuroscience and a novel Executive Doctorate in Business Administration (Executive DBA), during his tenure in Fox University. Pavlou’s research spans several disciplines, such as information systems, marketing, management, and operations, and his recent work focuses on data analytics, digital business strategy, and artificial intelligence. His research has been cited over 40,000 times by Google Scholar. Thomson Reuters recognised him among the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” based on an analysis of “Highly Cited” authors in Economics & Business for 2002-2012. Pavlou was named No. 1 for publications in the top two information sciences journals (MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research) in 2010-2016.
Conference Track Chairs
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