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9th Edition of
The FIIB Research Conference

FRC 2024 is FIIB’s annual research conference that aims to bridge academic knowledge with its applications in practice.  The theme for this years’ conference is highly relevant for scholars and practitioners alike.  Whether you are a seasoned researcher, early career academic, doctoral candidate or a practitioner, you will find it worth your time to join the deliberations.  From paper presentations, to paper development workshops, confidence building competitions, cutting-edge keynotes and networking opportunities with editors and reviewers, FRC in its 9h edition packs the promise to be that one conference that you just cannot miss!

Advisory Board Members

FRC Academic Partners

Who Should Attend

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Researchers
  • Research Paper Presentation Opportunities
  • Meetings with the Editors & Reviewers of Top Journals
  • Participation in its Research Grant and Case Writing Competition
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Doctoral Scholars
  • Confidence Building Competitions
  • Paper Development Workshops
  • Research Seminars
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Industry Leaders
  • Perspective / Insights Paper Presentation Opportunities
  • Panel Discussions on Contemporary Topics
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And More..
  • Keynotes on Contemporary and Relevant Topics
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Ideation Bootcamp

While the term VUCA, coined almost 30 years ago, was adequate to make sense of the ambiguity and instability of the times we lived in pre-pandemic, it is now increasingly becoming obsolete due to the high velocity change we are currently experiencing. In describing the current state of things, Jamais Cascio, American anthropologist, author and futurist proposed the BANI model as a framework to understand the present reality and accordingly shape the future. In his words BANI (an acronym that expands to – brittle, anxious, nonlinear and incomprehensible) applies to-

“Situations in which conditions aren’t simply unstable, they’re chaotic. In which outcomes aren’t simply hard to foresee, they’re completely unpredictable. Or, to use the particular language of these frameworks, situations where what happens isn’t simply ambiguous, it’s incomprehensible.”

COVID-19 brought with it an array of drastic and inter-related changes that threaten the sustainability of businesses and jobs: a remote and altered workforce, a purely online restricted consumer, unreliable business forecasting, navigating complicated regulatory scrutiny, and more. In this chaotic world order, organizations can begin to set themselves for success and stay ahead of the curve from their counterparts by developing an ability to imbibe human-like traits, especially those of courage, resilience, self-awareness and human-heartedness, that will help them become human-centric when it comes to their employees, customers, partners and other stakeholders.

FRC 2023 could be a starting point to build on and come up with proactive solutions and roadmaps to this overwhelming new world of work by posing the following profound, yet open questions to the scholars who study and inform management, as well as practitioners who practice management to collaboratively answer:

1. What innovative organizational structures will need to evolve to accommodate a more humanized, people-first workplace?

2. How do businesses and B-schools collaborate to create a better world of work that unlocks greater human potential?

3. To what extent do organizations need to redesign work models and work environments so as to create meaningful experiences for employees and the extended workforce (the off balance sheet talent like gig workers, and freelancers) that forge strong relationships with the organization?

4. How are the global megatrends (such as climate change, automation, social business, DEI initiatives) influencing the talent economy?

5. How do organizations rethink and cultivate their brand personality and values through establishing meaningful connections with their customers?

6. What do these changes mean for organizational leaders and the reinvention of their mindsets and attitudes, to create the conditions for teams to be iterative, open, inclusive, and, ultimately, effective?

7. How can humanizing their business help companies develop greater strategic resilience to navigate future shocks?

FRC 2023 will deliberate on these and many more such questions that challenge our collective abilities to innovate as we strive to create human-like and human-centric businesses. Join us to make a difference on this most fundamental issue and get in the driving seat to help guide and govern this thought provoking and meaningful conversation.

FRC 2024 Theme

"Rethink, Reimagine, Redesign Businesses for Meaningful and Mindful Impact"

In the current volatile business landscape, we are witnessing a profound transformation characterized by a shift in corporate values and strategic priorities. This transformation is intricately connected to dynamic factors such as sustainability, inclusion, and disruptive technologies. These elements are active agents in the ongoing evolution of the corporate landscape, fundamentally altering how individuals think, act, and engage within the global business arena.

The present business scenario grapples with the challenges that are not just financial in nature. The businesses today have to meet with the expectations of technological advances, sustainability and ethical considerations. They also have to adapt to the behavioral shift in the outlook of concerned stakeholders towards acceptable business practices. 

The challenges, in-part, are attributed to disruptive technologies that are at the forefront of altering how businesses operate and how individuals engage with the world. These rapid technological advancements compel individuals to adapt, learn new skills, and embrace technology-driven behaviors. They not only transform how people work but also redefine consumer behavior as digital services and tools become integral, changing the way individuals interact with products and services.

Further, this evolution takes place in a world where the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) guide the global agenda, recognizing that business success is inherently linked to the well-being of society and the planet.


Find your Fit at FRC 2024

Present your research
findings and gain
constructive feedback

Attend keynote on
contemporary issues

Present your case
study on the business
problem identified

Participate in Three
Minutes Thesis
Competition

Dive into the dynamic world of innovation with Ideation Bootcamp

Meet the Reviewers to
prepare for your
research journey

Win a research grant
worth Rs. 75000

Attend Editor’s Meet

Receive Constructive
Feedback on early
paper presentations

Keynote

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Measuring Behavior Changes:

From Metrics to Meaningful Impact

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Beyond Influence:

Futurecasting the Evolution of Behaviour Change

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Can Business Save the Planet?:

The Commitments vs The Contradictions to SDGs

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Making SDGs Everyone’s Business:

The Role of Academic Research in Advancing SDGs Achievement

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Investing for a Better Future:

Building Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Technologies

Panel Discussion Topics

  • The Interplay Between Emotions and Data-Driven Decision-Making
  • SDG Reporting vs. SDG Washing
  • Measuring and Maximizing the Influence of Technology and Innovation Ecosystems: Methods and Best Practices

Registration Fees

Particular
Single events Fees**
All Events*
On-Site fees** (Except RGC)
Academicians and industry practitioners (India & South Asian Nations | Other Nations) INR 2,500 | US $45 INR 7,000 | US $100 INR 2750/US $50
Research scholars (India & South Asian Nations | Other Nations) INR 1,500 | US $30 INR 4,000 | US $75 INR 1750/US $3
PG/UG students (India &
South Asian Nations | Other Nations)
INR 1000 | US $25 INR 3,000 | US $60 INR 1200/US$28
Non-presenting co-author
& Attendees (India & South Asian Nations | Other Nations)
INR 500 | US $10 INR 600/US $10

Early bird registrations: 10% discount
*Includes access to all keynote addresses, workshops, panel discussion, paper presentation across all five days
** On site is applicable only for the single day

Important Dates

Katastasi
  • Early Bird Registration (Payment) Closes on: 30th June 2024
  • Last Date for Regular Registration & to Submit Cases: 15th Sep 2024

 

RCDC
  • Registration Starts: 31st March 2024
  • Early Bird Registration (Payment) Closes on: 30th June 2024
  • Last Date for Regular Registration (Payment): 15th Sep 2024

 

RGC
  • Registration Starts: 31st March 2024
  • Early Bird Registration (Payment) Closes on: 30th June 2024
  • Last Date to Submit Proposal: 31st July 2024
  • Review Decision by 16th August 2024
  • Last Date to Submit Full Proposal: 15th Sep 2024

 

Paper Presentation
  • Registration Starts: 31st March 2024
  • Last Date to Submit Extended Abstract: 1st July 2024
  • Review Decision by 16th July 2024
  • Early Bird Registration (Payment & Submit Full Paper) window: 17 July-31 July 2024
  • Last Date for Regular Registration (Payment) & Submit Full Paper: 15th Sep 2024
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Other Research Events at FIIB

Katastasi: Case Writing Competition

This event is a unique
initiative of FIIB which encourages academicians, researchers and practitioners to present their case studies. Best case studies from Katastasi will be invited to the main conference for presentation.

14th Oct 2024

Research Grant Competition (RGC)

Fostering research acumen in the young scholars and academicians has been a consistent endeavor of FIIB. The institute has launched this exciting initiative where the researchers will be able to get financial support for their projects.

14th Oct 2024

Research Clinic & Doctoral Consortium (RCDC)

In this event, researchers and doctoral scholars will get valuable inputs from experts from India and abroad. Some exciting and fun activities have been planned for the event like proposal presentations, 3 Minute PhD. Thesis Competition and much more

15th Oct 2024

FRC Finale

FRC Finale will
culminate with the
main event which
will be a great mix of
sessions including Panel
Discussions, Keynotes, Speed
Dating with the Editors Research
Paper Presentation
and much more.

16th – 18th Oct 2024

Glimpses of Previous IMC