Welcome to SMF-2021 (strategic Management
Forum - 2021)

For many years, we have used various descriptors like dynamic, disruptive, VUCA, fluid, uncertain, etc. to describe the business environment. However, the impact of such a disruptive state of our macro and global business environment has probably never been felt to the extent as we are witnessing now. Post the onset of the Covid pandemic in early 2020, we are seeing changes in various economic indicators and business performance parameters like never before. There have been large scale disruptions in business revenues, cost uncertainties, demand & supply irregularities, jobs, incomes, and physical & knowledge infrastructure across sectors, economies and continents.

Given the current scenario of businesses, it has become even more imperative that strategists, i.e. the key decision-makers of each business, make additional efforts to cope up with the impact of the pandemic as well as the post-pandemic future of businesses. With this in mind, the 23rd Annual Convention of the Strategic Management Forum (SMF), to be hosted by IIM Nagpur (virtually) in December 2021, seeks to engage academicians, research scholars and industry practitioners in this very pertinent and contemporary theme – Role of Strategies for Building and Sustaining Businesses in a Disruptive World.

Conference Highlights

The key highlights and components of the 23rd SMF India Annual Convention are:

Technical sessions (presentation of the research papers across the various tracks)

Teaching Cases forum

Doctoral Colloquium for research scholars

Professional / Management Development Workshops

B-school Directors’ Panel / Conclave

A panel discussion by senior strategy academics on “Strategy Curriculum: Present & Future”

A panel discussion by industry experts on “Impact of Industry 4.0 on Strategy Practice”

Conference Tracks

Competitive strategies in resource constrained environments

Corporate strategies of conglomerates, business groups and family business firms

International business and strategies in a disruptive world

Tailoring strategies for managing growth in specific industries / sectors

Business ethics and Indian ethos

Corporate social responsibility

Industry 4.0 and impact on strategies

Strategy as Practice

New economy business models

Behavioural strategy

Strategic partnerships & alliances

Strategic leadership and role of leaders in shaping and growing businesses

General Track

Strategic engagement on Social Media

Strategies in the post-pandemic world

Leveraging organizational learning, routines & memory for firm performance

Digital strategies: Leveraging AI, Business Analytics & Data Science

Non-market strategies

Strategic change management

Role of corporate governance in building and sustaining businesses

Knowledge management strategies

Strategic communication in the digital world

Sustainability strategies and triple bottom line approach

International expansion of emerging economy firms

Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystem in emerging economies

Strategic inertia, turnaround and renewal strategies

Strategic investments in human resource development

Innovation as a strategy

Inorganic growth through mergers & acquisitions

Strategies for Sales Management

Conference Patron

Dr. Bhimaraya Metri

Director, IIM Nagpur,
Conference Patron

Dr. Bhimaraya Metri is a distinguished academician, renowned teacher, researcher and an astute administrator. An outstanding leader of management education, he has performed key leadership roles at many premier management institutes and corporatessuch as Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli, Dean, L& T Institute of Project Management Vadodara, IMI New Delhi, MDI Gurgaon and leading research programmes at BITS Pilani.

A renowned expert in the area of Project Management & Infrastructure, Quality Management and Supply Chain Management, he has numerous research papers and books to his credit apart from being on the editorial advisory boards of several national and international journals.

Conference Leadership

Dr. Saurabh Pandya Faculty, IIM Nagpur Conference Chairperson

Dr. Atul Arun Pathak Faculty, IIM Nagpur Conference Chairperson

Dr. Neerpal Rathi Faculty, IIM Nagpur

Dr. Shiva Kakkar Faculty, IIM Nagpur

Dr. Monika Dhochak Faculty, IIM Nagpur

Conference Timeline

Title Status Task Date Time Location
LEADERSHIP 4.0 – A RETREAT FOR HIGH POTENTIAL LEADERS Upcoming Marketing Dec 27-30, 2021 01:00 PM ZOOM
Topic – 1 Upcoming Marketing Dec 27-30, 2021 03:00 PM ZOOM
Topic – 2 Upcoming Marketing Dec 27-30, 2021 03:00 PM ZOOM
Topic – 3 Upcoming Marketing Dec 27-30, 2021 03:00 PM ZOOM

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