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30 May 2023


ABOUT icome 2023

Given the turbulence and dynamism of the contemporary business context, organizations are demanded to be more agile and crisis-ready. In response to this, innovation and proactive measurements with strategic planning in business, can be identified as vital, in achieving sustainable competitive advantage. With COVID-19, a strategic window was opened for a realm of business opportunities, embedded with numerous challenges. Thus, a need arises for all scholars, professionals, and policymakers to discuss challenges for a better future with innovation and entrepreneurship.

In light of this phenomenon, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of the Open University of Sri Lanka has decided to host the second International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (ICOME) on 30th and 31st May 2023 on a virtual platform with the intention of creating a forum for all stakeholders including scholars, professionals, policymakers, and students to get together and share their ideas and knowledge to generate a better world with equity and sustainability.


To bring local and foreign researchers and practitioners to one forum to share and disseminate current developments and insights in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

To strengthen the scholarly and professional network among researchers.

To underpin the need for collaboration and cooperation of individuals from a wide range of professional backgrounds in Business Management and Entrepreneurship to contribute for a sustainable future.

Target presenters and participants

Local and foreign scholars, academics, professionals, practitioners and policy makers in Business Management and Entrepreneurship.

Conference Theme

  1. “A whole new world, the challenge of change and re-envisioning the business management landscape”

Conference Mode


Conference Venue

Faculty of Management Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka.

Important Dates

Calling for full papers               

Deadline of full paper submission

Paper acceptance notification

Final paper submission

23rd November 2022

15th February 2023

10th March 2023

10th April 2023

Early bird registration

Early bird deadline

Video submission deadline

Late registration deadline

10th April 2023

10th May 2023

15th May 2023

20th May 2023

Important Dates

Calling for full papers

22th October 2022

Deadline of full paper submission

1th January 2022

Full paper acceptance notification

25th February 2022

Final paper submission

05th March 2022

Early bird registration

10th March 2022

Late registration

25th March 2022

Conference tRACKS

Business, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation

Creative Economy and Innovative Entrepreneurship

International Business strategy and Global Trends

  • Business Innovation and Business Strategies in Crisis
  • Laws and Regulatory Frameworks for Small and Medium Enterprises.

Accounting, Finance, and Banking

Accounting, Finance and Banking

Financial Innovations in Management

Financial Literacy for SME

Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Tourism

Marketing Management

Tourism and Hospitality Management

Supply Chain Management and Turbulent Business Environments.

Human Resource Management and Best Practices

Innovative HR Strategies and Organizational Adaptability

HR Accounting and HR Analytics

Human Resource Management

Interdisciplinary Research

Interdisciplinary Research in Management

Management for Individual, Organizational and Societal Wellbeing

Management Education and Open Distance Learning

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Conference Theme

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Chief Guest

Mr. Sundar Radhakrishnan

Mr. Sundar Radhakrishnan is the Regional Director for South Asia – Emerald Publishing He is a seasoned Education Management / Publishing professional with over two decades of general management, business development, Sales leadership experience.


Professor Sudhir Rana 

Professor Rana is attached to the Faculty of Marketing and Strategy at the College of Healthcare Management & Economics at Gulf Medical University, UAE. He holds Ph.D. degree with the Ministry of Human Resource Development Scholarship from Government of India and Postdoctoral degree from Putra Business School (AACSB Accredited), University of Putra, Malaysia. He is academically associated with Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Nagpur, Fortune Institute of International Business, India and Putra Business School, Malaysia. He has delivered 300+ workshop sessions, keynote speeches and webinars. He has published several research papers in high-ranked journals in marketing. 

Keynote Speaker

Professor P. Sergius Koku

P. Sergius Koku is a full professor in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA. Professor Koku is also a Fullbrighter, holds a B.A in Finance from the University of the Virgin Islands, an MBA (Marketing) from Oregon State University, an MBA (Finance), MA (Applied Economics), and a Ph.D. in Finance and Marketing from Rutgers University, New Jersey.  He is a renowned interdisciplinary researcher with the areas of expertise this Boycotts and Boycott Actions, Religion and Consumption Decisions, Bottom of the Pyramid,  and contributed immensely to academia by co-authoring two books, several book chapters and several dozens of articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals.

Guest Speaker

Professor Sampath Amaratunge

Professor Sampath Amaratunge, presently the Chairman of University Grant Commission (UGC) obtained his B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from the same university and his M.A. in Economics from the University of Colombo. As former Vice chancellor of University of Sri Jayewardenepura and the former Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC).

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Doctoral Colloquium

We Welcome all doctoral students within the wider field of Management and Entrepreneurship from around the World to the virtual platform of 2 nd International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (ICOME  2023) organized by the Faculty of Management Studies of the Open University of Sri Lanka. The overall aim of the Doctoral Colloquium is to connect doctoral students to the wider research community. The Doctoral Colloquium will be highly interactive where you will meet young Doctoral students, peer researchers who have just finished their PhDs, and more experienced scholars. So, you are warmly welcome to share your Doctoral experiences and reflect your motivation then get feedback on your research questions, related theories, methods, and outcomes.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a highly recognized international research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008. The Virtual 3MT of the ICOME 2023 challenges active PhD/MPhil/DBA candidates who have successfully passed their confirmation milestone (including candidates whose thesis is under submission) to present a captivating oral presentation on their higher degree research concisely in just 3 minutes using a single presentation slide.

three minute thesis

Virtual 3MT

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Publication Opportunities

The research papers submitted and presented at the conference will be considered for publication after the peer review process in international journals and local journals such as Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies and Management Issues published by the Faculty of Management Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka

The conference proceedings are peer-reviewed and published with ISSN by the Faculty of Management Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka

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USD 100
USD 120
LKR 5000
LKR 6000
Student presenter
USD 50
USD 75
LKR 2000
LKR 2500
USD 50
USD 60
LKR 2000
LKR 2500
Note: If an author presents multiple papers half the cost will be charged starting from the second paper.
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Academic Partner

It is indeed a great pleasure to inform you that ICOME collaborated with Emerald publishing as our Academic Partner. Emerald Publishing is one of the world’s leading digital-first publishers, commissioning, curating, and showcasing research that can make a real difference. Emerald Publishing works with thousands of universities and business schools across the world to share knowledge and provoke the kind of debate that leads to positive change.

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