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ABOUT icome 2022

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 first International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (ICOME) on 31st March and 1st April 2022 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.

Objectives

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

Business Management: Innovation, Challenges and Resilience

Conference Mode

Virtual

Conference Venue

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

Important Dates

Calling for full papers               

Deadline of full paper submission

Full paper acceptance notification

22th October 2021

1th January 2022

25th February 2022

Final paper submission

Early bird registration

Late registration

05th March 2022

10th March 2022

25th March 2022

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

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

Financial Innovations in Management

Financial Literacy for SME

Marketing Management

Tourism and Hospitality Management

Supply Chain Management and Turbulent Business Environments.

Innovative HR Strategies and Organizational Adaptability

HR Accounting and HR Analytics

Human Resource Management

Interdisciplinary Research in Management

Management for Individual, Organizational and Societal Wellbeing

Management Education and Open Distance Learning

Conference Theme

Conference tRACKS

Second DayJanuary 6, 2020
Second DayJanuary 6, 2020
Third DayJanuary 8, 2020
Fourth DayJanuary 9, 2020

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Chief Guest

Professor Philip Kotler

“the future of marketing”

Philip Kotler is an American marketing author, consultant, and professor; the S. C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He is known for popularizing the definition of marketing mix. Philip Kotler is known around the world as the “father of modern marketing.”  For over 50 years he has taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Kotler’s book Marketing Management is the most widely used textbook in marketing around the world.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Xiaobo WU

Zhejiang University, China

Professor WU Xiaobo is currently serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, and served as a Former Dean of the School of Management, Zhejiang University, the Director of National Institute for Innovation Management (NIIM), After obtaining his PhD degree in Management from Zhejiang University in 1992, Professor WU conducted his postdoctoral research at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (1996). He had been a visiting scholar of the Institute for Manufacturing and the Judge Institute of Management Studies at Cambridge University, UK (1996- 1997), and a Fulbright visiting scholar at Sloan School of Management at MIT, US (2000-2001).

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 1 st International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (ICOME  2022) 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 2022 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.

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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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REGISTRATION FEE

Type of participant
Foreign/local
Early bird registration
Late registration
Presenter
Foreign
Local
USD 100
LKR 5000
USD 120
LKR 6000
Student presenter
Foreign
Local
USD 50
LKR 2000
USD 75
LKR 2500
Participants
Foreign
Local
USD 50
LKR 2000
USD 60
LKR 2500
Note: If an author presents multiple papers half the cost will be charged starting from the second paper.
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