From June 6 to 8, 2018, ABBS organized its 8th International 3-day conference. The event was sponsored by Titan. The first day of the event started with the registration, inaugural function, panel discussion and paper presentationtracks. Inauguration of the Mahatma Gandhi Centre for conflict prevention and management also took place, for which ABBS is the node point worldwide. The second day of the conference had a similar program schedule, although a Play called ‘The Prophet and the Poet based on famous Gandhi Tagore exchanges’ was organized too. The last day concluded with a keynote address by speakers, panel discussion, and paper tracks.
The conference was held on the following themes:
- "Human & Sustainable Development through Spirituality, Peace Economics and Peace Science” in collaboration with SPES Institute Europe and Binghamton University, State University of New York.
- "Future of Management Education- Country specific design and delivery with special reference to Developing Countries and Countries in Transition" in collaboration with Binghamton School of Management, Binghamton University, State University of New York.
"Human & Sustainable Development through Spirituality, Peace Economics and Peace Science”
"The world stands on the threshold of global change. Ecological, political, economic and other crises are intensifying. Society is experiencing a crisis of goals and values… there is a need to understand and explore ways in which man can live in union with peace in this ecological environment."
The purpose of this conference was aimed to gather intellectuals to spread knowledge in the path of peace that can help mankind to spirituality and a better living.
"Future of Management Education- Country specific design and delivery with special reference to Developing Countries and Countries in Transition"
“Management education is one of the most attractive programs across the world”. Owing to globalization, numerous changes are noticed in the functioning of industries across the world requiring manpower with multi-skills rather than having simple knowledge orientation. In this background, it is equally important to address the various issues & concerns of management education that countries in transition are experiencing with time.
The purpose of this conference was to engage all concerned in a serious discussion with a view to revamping management education as a prelude to better stakeholder participation and viability in the global economy.
The apex of the conference
The highlights of the program were the presence of keynote speakers, networking dinner, cultural show, panel discussion, best paper award, etc. The conference hosted many renowned Academicians, including a member from the team who won the Noble Peace Prize in 2007.
Some of the keynote speakers included Dr. Manas Chatterji, Professor at State University of New York; Professor Laszlo Zsolna, Director at Business Ethics Center, Cornivus University; Dr. Nitha Palakshappa, Senior Lecturer at Massey University and Dr. Partha Gangopadhyay, Associate Professor at Western Sydney University.
The conference included some of the following sub-themes:
- Sustainability and meaning of life
- Quality of life
- Integral ecology
- Social integration
- Disaster Management
- Globalization and conflict
- Comparison of the content of different functional areas in management education
- Cases of Asian companies
- Organized and unorganized business sectors
- Design thinking and management education
- Holistic management in the 21st century
- Management education in the digital era
Acharya Bangalore B School (ABBS), is a Premier B-School in West Bangalore renowned for its “Learner Centric” activities. ABBS is recognized by UGC under 2f & 12B and is accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade and correspondingly IACBE (USA) and all the courses are under permanent affiliation to Bangalore University. Currently, students from more than 17 countries are enrolled
The faculty members of ABBS are involved in handling research projects across various sectors, verticals and functional areas which need cutting-edge solutions for business and organizational sustainable performance. These programs have been hugely successful in enabling the ABBS brand to be well received across the country as “Sustainable Knowledge Hub”.
ABBS focuses on projects associated with evolving and emerging research paradigms that are expected to benefit, Faculty, Research Scholars, Industry Representatives, and Students. Collaboration with academic and Industry communities, consultancy and extension initiatives have helped the Academia and Industry to make the informed and ethical decision for the holistic wellbeing of everyone.