Conference schedule – GLOGIFT-14



Convened by Curtin Business School, Curtin University and the Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management (GIFT Society)


October 15th – 17th , Curtin Singapore Conference Program* Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Time Event
6 pm – 7 pm Early Registration for Joint Conference – Hotel Ibis Novena Lobby
7 pm – 8 pm Networking Dinner – meet in lobby area – dinner to be paid for by Conference delegates


*Please note that this program is subject to change. Thursday, 16 October 2014

Time Event/Presenter Focus
8.30am – 9am Arrival and Registration followed by morning coffee at Auditorium of National Kidney Foundation, Level 4 (NKF) Auditorium (2 mins walk from Curtin Singapore)
9am – 9.45am Official Welcome/Program Professor Rob Evans (Chair) Professor Julia Connell Professor Sushil Professor Abid Haleem Professor John Evans Professor Samir Chatterjee ProVice-Chancellor, Curtin Business School, Curtin Singapore Professor, School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia Founder President, GIFT Society, Delhi, India President, GIFT Society, Delhi, India Head of School, School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia Emeritus Professor, School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia
9.45am – 10.15am Expert Panel Professor Sushil Professor John Burgess Mr Zach Wilson What do we mean by flexible capacity building in Asia and the Pacific? Founder President, GIFT Society School of Management, Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia Managing Director, Alfa Tech VestAsia – winner of fastest growing SME in Singapore
10.15am – 10.30am Question and Answer Session
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea @ Curtin Singapore
11.00am – 12.30pm   7 papers, 10 minutes each and 15 minutes Q & A Stream A: Chair – Dr Mahim SagarCapacity Building and Flexibility in Marketing Stream B: Chair – Dr Mahendra ChandraFlexibility, Capacity Building, Change and Leadership
Impact of Tourism on Retail Shopping in Dubai – S. Mehta & A. Jain
Factors Influencing Foreign Tourists to Shop in Miri, Sarawak – Goh C. L. and F.Chiang Impact of POP and LMX on Impression Management Tactics: Moderating role of LMX on POP and Impression Management Relationship – P. Jaiswal –
Strategic Perspectives of Regulations: A Case of Indian Telecom Sector- Manoj Kumar Sharma Enhancing Flexibility of Development and Operations Functions in Managing Change in Organisations: A flexible systems approach – S. W. Hussaini
Strategic Flexibility in a Virtual Business Model: A case study of small tourism firm – S. Dhakal, K. Brown and M. N. Mahmood Modeling of Change Forces in Indian Pharmaceutical Industry – H. Iqbal and S. Nasim
A Comparative study of distribution flexibility strategies of Network marketing Companies – S. Vemaraju and K.Bhavannarayana Hierarchy of Continuity and Change Forces of Technology Strategy – Prakash K. Kedia
Consumer buying behavior towards purchasing through e-retail websites: A Qualitative Study- Murali Krishna Medudula, Deep Shree, Rojalin Pradhan, Dr. Mahim Sagar Modeling Change Outcomes of Acquiring Firms in India: A Qualitative Study – Z. Naz and S. Nasim
An Empirical Study on Need of an Integrated Information Framework for Monuments under Tourism and Culture Sector – GVR Sastry Flexible Systems for Value Co-Creation in Management Education – Vinay Sharma, Rajat Agarwal, R. Mahajan and VK Nangia
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 3.00pm 7 papers, 10 minutes each & 15 minutes Q & A Stream C: Chair – Professor Sushil /Dr. Shyam SethiCapacity Building, Flexibility and Internationalisation Stream D: Chair – Prof Mohammad Najmud DojaModels and Concepts for Workplace Flexibility
Flexibility in Corporate Governance and International Competitiveness: Findings from case of two knowledge-based industries in India – A. Haldar, SVDN Rao and K.S. Momaya Empirical Validation of Total Interpretive Structural Modelling (TISM) of Strategic Crystal Elements of Telecom Service Business in India – S.B. Khare
Strategically Flexible Capacity Building Driving the Internationalisation Process of Firms from Emerging Economies Like India – Soma Arora and Mahim Sagar Agility in Competency Building – A pedagogical approach A case illustration from the IT Industry – J. Reddypogu, P. R. Shankar and MGPL Narayana
Rethinking Business Models for Flexible Configuration: Lesson from Jugad? Innovations in BOP markets – S. Chatterjee FLEXMARK Instrument: Conceptual linkages and validation – N.Singh
Global Competitiveness of the Informal Economy Organisations – S.Dhir, Sushil Modelling of Inhibitors in the Implementation of CORE PDS System of Chhattisgarh State using Total Interpretive Structural Modelling (TISM) – P.Charan
Government’s Financial Intervention in Indonesian State Owned Enterprises – R. Puspasari, R. Evans and J. Evans A cybernetic Framework for Exploration of Holistic Learning – T.R. Vinnakota
Stock Selection in Indian Stock Market: An analysis using DEA – D. Jothimani, R.Shankar and S. S. Yadav Select Enablers of E-tailing Flexibility – A TISM approach – N. Sharma, PRS Sharma, B.S. Sahav
India-Asean Trade and Investment Relations – N. Rani, S. S Yadav and P K Jain Paradigm Shift in the Software Development Process: Transitioning from the tradition to the agile way – N. K. Reddy
3.00 pm – 3.20 pm Afternoon Tea
3.20pm – 5.00pm 7 papers, 10 minutes each & 15 minutes Q & A Stream E: Chair – Prof Abid HaleemFlexible Systems Management Stream F: Chair – Professor John BurgessFlexibility in the Service Industries
Towards Building a Theory of Flexible Systems Management – Sushil Telecommuting and Co-working Communities: Contributing to Individual and Organisational Flexibility – C. Raffaele and J. Connell
The Key Role of a Firm’s Strategic Flexibility in its Strategic Renewal during Business Cycles – Evidential Support from Businesses across Industries – S. Balasubrahmanyam Co-Creation of Value for Customer in the Context of Service Information – A.Alladi
Multi-Criteria Selection of Potential Warehouse Locations in Humanitarian Relief Logistics – A.Trivedi, A. Singh A Study on Management of Healthcare Infrastructure Development in India: Finding Financial Gap in Indian Healthcare quality Service- N.Sreenu
Capacity Building in Higher Education through Public-private partnerships- M. Chandra Healthcare Waste Management in India – V.Thakur, R. Anbanandam
Flexibility in Family Business Systems – M. M. Margaret and K.B. Akhilesh Mapping Flexibility in Retail Strategy: A Study on Opportunities and Challenges for Uttarakhand – A.Adlakha
The Key Role of a Firm’s Benchmarking Flexibility in its Strategic Renewal during Business Cycles – Evidential Support from Businesses across Industries – S. Balasubrahmanyam Strategies for Building Human Capital in the Asian Finance Services Industry – R. Cameron, Siong C.C., Amat T Manshor
Strategic Technological Innovations and Its Architectural Flexibility Manifestations – R.C. Pathak Big Data Analytics Reforms the Healthcare Sector – A. Kaul and Broto Bhardwaj
5.00pm – 7.00pm Free time for delegates / GIFT Society Governing Council Meeting
7.00pm – 9.30pmCocktails to be served at 6 pm Joint Conference Dinner sponsored by Curtin Business School, Curtin University@ Pan Pacific Singapore Ocean 4-5, Level 2*

Friday, 17 October 2014

9.00am – 10.30am 7 papers, 10 minutes each and 15 minutes Q & A Stream G: Chair – Professor Samir ChatterjeeCapacity Building – Government and the Broader Economy Stream H: Chair – Prof P.K. SuriSupply Chains and Operations
Flexible Decision Modelling for Analysing the Enablers to Enhance the Sustainable Supply Chain Performance – S. Kumar, P. Kumar, M.K. Barua
A Conceptual Model for Public Value of E-government in India – I. Ahmad and S Nasim Impact of Flexibility in Managing Financial Supply Chain Management Effectively – A. Mitra
Unit Level Traceability in Liquour Supply Chain: An E-government Implementation in Delhi – A. Agarwal Soft Computing Application in 3D Object Recognition for Universal Goods in Logistics – D.Sahgal, A. Ramesh
Measuring Performance in Project Execution in Petroleum Company – Lee C. H and A Krishnan Integrating Strategic Planning and System Engineering for LSCM Functions – R.C.Pathak
Performance Analysis of E-governance Project: A case study of passport services based on SAP-LAP framework – P. Jain, P.K. Suri Segmenting Critical Factors for Successful Implementation of Sustainable Supply Chain Management: DEMATEL Approach – S. Luthra, D. Garg and A. Haleem
An Insight into Competence level of Actors and E-governance Performance – P. K. Suri Capacity Building in India pharmaceutical Supply Chain: a Prognosis, Diagnosis and Cure – V. Vishwakarma and M. K. Barua
The Study of Government Subsidy Scheme on Solar Photo Voltaic Based Invertors: A Case of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu – B.K.R. Naik Modelling Barriers of Sustainable Supply Chain Flexibility – Z. Rahman and D. Kumar
10.30pm – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.45pm   7 papers, 10 minutes each & 15 minutes Q & A Stream I: Chair – Dr Subas Dhakal Capacity Building, Entrepreneurship, New Ideas and IP Stream J: Chair – Professor Julia Connell Capacity Building for Management and HRM
Learning from Failure: An entrepreneurial perspective – A. Tripathi Ethical Mindsets: A comparative study – T. Issa
Education and Entrepreneurial Intentions: Analyzing India and Japan – Deepali Family Friendly Programs and Work-Family Conflict Among Indonesian HE Employees – T. Afrianty, J. Burgess and T. Issa
Investment Patterns and Quarterly Trading Flexible Strategies of Financial Institutions: A Study of Indian Mutual Funds Industry- Deepak Kumar and Manoj Kumar Sharma The Challenges of Strategic HRM Programs in the Thai Higher Education Sector – K. Kowsuvon, J. Burgess
Product Patent Regime in India and its Impact on the Pharmaceutical Companies in India: A review – S. A. Khan An Analysis of Social Capital Within Networks as Pathways to Capacity Building for Women’s Empowerment in Myanmar – K.Shein and J .Connell
Open Innovation in Intellectual Property Management:Exploring the Flexibility Option – V. Krishna The Connection between Agile Project Management and Human -Centered Principles – C. Bohm
Promoting Fly Ash Applications: A novel approach – MIM. Loya Facilitating Spirituality at Workplace: A Study of Organizational Practices – C. Khari and S. Sinha
Patent Trend Analysis of Mobile Telephony Technologies from USPTO Patent Database – B. K. R. Naik and P. K. Prathuru Gender Diversity: A Case for Board Room Flexibility – Reeta Shah, A.Haldar and S.V.D. N. Rao
12.45 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30pm – 2.15pm 3 papers, 10 minutes each and 10 minutes Q & A Stream K: Chair – Prof Manoj Kumar SharmaFlexibility and Marketing (ii) Stream L: Chair – Brig. (Dr) R. C. PathakFlexibility and the Firm/Organisation
The Impact of Social Media on Brand Equity: A case of luxury brand – Ngu I. Y., F. Chiang & Goh C. L. Flexibility in Socially Sustainable Business Practices In India: A Study Of Two Cases – R. Agarwal , Mani. V and V. Sharma
Performance of Network Marketing companies operating in India and Asia Pacific – K.Bhavannarayana and V.M.Prasad Strategic Flexibility: A prerequisite for Managing Strategic Change while maintaining Strategic Continuity (A Case Study of the Undergraduate Program at Delhi University) – J B Sharma
Flexibility Through Customer Experience Framework – S. R. Parandkher Marketing Flexibility: An Exploratory Framework for Telecommunications Industry – Anshul Yadav, Mahim Sagar
Analyzing the Technical and Super Efficiency of Paper Firms in India- Mini Kundi, Seema Sharma
2.15 – 2.45 pm Small group discussion – future research collaboration
2.45 pm – 3.30 pm Closing Panel, Summary and Future Intentions
3.30pm – 4.00 pm Afternoon Tea, Conference Close

*Directions to Pan Pacific Singapore: Participants can take the train from Novena Train Station (10 minute walk from Hotel Ibis Novena) to City Hall Train Station. Pan Pacific Singapore is located in the vicinity of Marina Square Shopping Mall which is linked to City Hall Train Station via the City Link Underground Mall (10 minute walk).

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