JOINT CONFERENCE-Glogift 14 at Singapore





OCTOBER 15th*, 16TH – 17TH, Curtin Singapore, Singapore

Convened by Curtin Business School, Curtin University

and the Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management (GIFT Society)

A joint conference ‘GLOGIFT 14’ & the 7th ICCB Symposium is being organised by the GIFT Society and Curtin Business School, Curtin University Australia with the theme “Flexible Capacity Building in Asia and the Pacific”. This event will provide a global forum for practitioners, policy makers, academics and researchers to share their practical experiences, knowledge and insights into the evolution, formulation and implementation of strategies and models for flexible enterprises to meet the changing requirements of global business. The objective of the conference is to provide a knowledge sharing platform for dissemination of research and experiential findings through empirical study, qualitative modelling, case studies, new concepts and state-of-the-art research studies. Researchers, learners and practitioners are invited to submitted research-based as well as practical papers linked with the theme of the conference. The broad areas/sub-themes that will be of interest for the conference are given below. Papers can be submitted in any one of the following sub-themes or related areas.

SUB THEMES: Capacity Building and/or Flexibility and:


Global Flexible Systems Flexible Operations Management
Enterprise Flexibility Flexibility in Technology
Strategic Flexibility The Role of Industry Clusters
Human Resource Management/Development Leadership
Change in Organisations Flexibility in Performance Management
Organisational Flexibility Global Competitiveness
Financial Flexibility & Risk Management Flexibility in Business Excellence
Marketing Flexibility People Management
Customer Relationship Management in Services Equity & Diversity
Flexibility in Service Management Operations & Supply Chain Management
Marketing High-growth Industries Ethical Branding
Entrepreneurship Management Emerging Issues in Economy and Business



30 June, 2014 Abstracts/papers (optional)   
10 July, 2014 Acceptance of Abstract/paper for presentation only
25 July, 2014 Submission of paper in final form for review / Proposals for Symposia, Tutorials and Workshops
15 Aug, 2014 Acceptance of papers for proceedings
31 Aug, 2014 Submission of paper in final form for inclusion in proceedings



  • All abstracts must be submitted no later than 15th July 2014 to the following email address: For participants in India, abstracts can be submitted to
  • Accepted abstracts/papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference on a USB and a selection of full papers will be considered for publication in the Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management (published by Springer) as well as in the form of a book under the Book Series on Flexible Systems Management (also published by Springer).
  • Please indicate which of the sub-themes your abstract/paper best fits when you submit.
  • Submitted abstracts/papers must NOT have been drawn from abstracts/papers previously presented, scheduled for presentation, published, or accepted for publication; and if under review, they must NOT appear in print before the 2014 conference. It is expected that abstracts will represent the majority of the submissions and form the scholarly sessions of the programme.


  • A separate cover page, setting out the full names of each author, their position, institution, postal address, email and phone numbers must accompany each abstract.
  • When submitting abstracts, the theme which they are to be included in should be indicated.
  • The abstract should be saved as a doc.file and named “Surname – theme”.
  • Abstracts should comprise no more than 500 words excluding references and papers must not exceed 10 pages. References, figures and tables are to be included within the 10 pages.
  • Abstracts must be in Times New Roman, 12 point and in single-spacing with block paragraphs.
  • English/Australian spelling is to be observed (refer to the Macquarie Dictionary at
  • All abstracts will be electronically published on a USB.
  • Once refereed, if abstracts are accepted this will be conditional upon at least one of the authors being a paid registrant at the conference.
  • Authors are limited to a maximum of two abstracts.




  • CONFERENCE DELEGATES (Industry participants, Academics/ research and development organisations

AUS$ 150

  • STUDENTS (including GIFT student members)

AUS$ 80


  • A website has been specially created for the conference. To view the website, kindly proceed to
  • The flyer for the conference can be downloaded from the website. Information on all aspects of the conference will be contained in the flyer. You are kindly invited to visit the website for regular updates on the conference.
  • All payment and registration for the conference will also be done through the website. Kindly proceed to the website to register and make payment for the conference.
  • Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided on the two conference days; drinks and light refreshments will be provided at the closing ceremony.



  • A conference hotel is currently being organised with Hotel IBIS Novena. Hotel IBIS Novena is located approximately 10 minutes to the conference venue. Kindly refer to the website in a few weeks for more details. Alternatively, if you wish to make your own accommodation bookings, a few hotels within the vicinity are suggested below. For more information, please Google ‘hotels along Balestier Road, Thomson Road or Novena or Newton’ and you will be able to view more hotels in the vicinity.
  • Accommodation and costs must be arranged and borne by participants. The organising committee will not be arranging accommodation for participants.



  • Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management
    B-51 (Basement), Sarvodaya Enclave (Near Mother International School)
    New Delhi, India 110017
    Phone : +91-11-26852122, E-mail:



Patron: Prof. Sushil, Founder President, GIFT
Organising Committee
Curtin University

Professor Tony Travaglione
Professor John Evans
Emeritus Professor Samir Chatterjee
Professor Julia Connell
Professor John Burgess

GIFT Society
Professor Abid Haleem

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