Glogift 08


Eighth Global Conference on Flexible Systems Management

June 14-16, 2008

Venue: Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey, USA



Registration for GLOGIFT 08 (Includes US-India Business Day)

Register for US-India Business Day

US-India Day


Keynote Speakers

Session-wise GLOGIFT Program

Author Guidelines

Session Plan

Unique Conference Features

Sponsorship Opportunities

For conference attendees:

Annual Conference of

Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management

Hosted by:

Howe School of Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology,
New Jersey, USA

Co-Hosted by:

College of Business Administration
The University of Alabama In Huntsville, USA
Department of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi


‘GLOGIFT 08’, an International Conference with the theme “Flexible Enterprise for Global Business”is an effort to provide a global forum for practitioners, policy makers, teachers, researchers and learners to share their practical experiences, knowledge and insight in 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 modeling, case studies, new concepts and state-of-the-art studies.


‘GLOGIFT 08’, invites researchers, learners and practitioners to submit 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.


Allied Areas

  • Enterprise Flexibility
  • Strategic Flexibility
  • Organizational Flexibility
  • Financial Flexibility and Risk Management
  • Marketing Flexibility
  • Human Resource Flexibility
  • Information System Flexibility
  • Agility/Flexibility in Manufacturing Systems
  • Flexible Supply chains
  • Flexibility in offerings
  • Flexibility Maturity Models
  • Globalization and Localization
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Global / Transnational Strategy
  • Global Business
  • Global Value Chain and Business System
  • Business Process Management
  • Knowledge Management & Learning Organizations
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Sectoral Applications
  • M&A and Strategic Alliances


March 15, 2008
Submission of paper in final form for review

March 25, 2008
Acceptance of papers for proceedings

March 31, 2008
Early Bird Registration

May 15, 2008
Regular Registration

May 31, 2008


Papers should be thought provoking and based on current research. The titles should be brief. Although there is no word limit, concise papers are encouraged. Papers can be accepted for presentation based on the extended abstracts. Publication in Proceedings is subject to a strict set of standards of review and deadlines.

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of the conference on CD and a selection of these papers will be considered for publication in journals.

All submissions to be made through e-mail at: . with a copy to


If you wish to conduct a symposium, tutorial or workshop, submit a summary of at least two pages on what you propose to do in your session and why it is of interest and importance to the participants. All participants must register and attend the meeting.


Anyone interested in participating in the program by serving as a reviewer, session chair, or discussant, should contact the Conference Chairs.


Regular Registration
Onsite Registration
One-day rate

Delegates from Academic/R&D Org.
US$ 350
US$ 375
US$ 75

Delegates from Industries
US$ 425
US$ 450
US$ 150

US$ 125
US$ 125
US$ 30

GIFT members receive $50 discount and student members receive $25 discount. Others receive one year GIFT membership as part of registration fee.

Registration fee to be paid in US dollars. For possibility of payment in other currencies, contact the Conference Secretariat.

Registration fee includes a copy of the conference proceedings CD, registration kit, tea, lunches, official dinner and attendance in session services. The registration fee does not include the cost of boarding/lodging etc.

The Registration Fee covers Complimentary Registration to One Day Conference Workshop on ‘US –India Business Development’on June 16, 2008.

Cancellation: 80% refund will be made for cancellation before May 31, 2008 after which not refund of registration fee will be made.


Organizations are invited to sponsor the conference. The contribution made will be prominently acknowledged in all promotional and other conference material. The payment is to be made in favour of “GLOGIFT 08”payable at New Delhi.

Chief Sponsor:
Rs 4,00,000/-
US$ 10,000

  • Representation in Steering Committee
  • One speaker in Plenary session/one chairperson for a technical session
  • Six complementary delegates
  • Company logo on conference promotional material
  • Provision of a time slot for the presentation/demo of the products/services/innovations of the organization leading to new business models.

Rs 1,20,000/-
US$ 3,000

  • Representation on Steering Committee/one chairperson for a technical session
  • Three complementary delegates
  • Company logo on conference brochure and letterhead

Rs 50,000/-

  • Representation on Organizing Committee
  • Two complementary delegates


A souvenir will be published at the time of the conference and shall be provided to all delegates and sponsors. It will include various messages, conference programme, list of delegates, abstracts of papers to be presented, and other relevant information. Advertising in the souvenir will give wide coverage to the advertisers. The advertisement tariff is as given below. Payment is to be made in favour of ‘GLOGIFT 08’payable at New Delhi.

Back cover (Colour)
Rs 25,000/-

Full page
Rs 15,000/-

Half page
Rs 8,000/-

International Advisory Committee

  • Edward Stohr, Chair of Committee, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA
  • David Sumanth, University of Miami, FL, USA
  • Henk W. Volberda, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands*
  • Massoud Amin, Centre for Development of Technology Leadership, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
  • Sushil Gupta, Florida International University, FL, USA
  • Prem Vrat, VC, UP Technical University
  • Lalit Johri, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok
  • Kathryn E. Stecke, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, USA
  • Vijay Verma, TRIUMF, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • H. Bahrami, University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA*
  • P.K. Jain, President-Elect GIFT and Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
  • John R. Wells, Harvard Business School, MA, USA*
  • S.S. Yadav, Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
  • Vinayshil Gautam, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
  • Regina Connolly, Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
  • P.B. Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal

International Programme Committee

  • Dariusz Jemielniak, Kozminski Business School, Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management, Poland
  • Xin (Robert) Luo, School of Business, Virginia State University, VA, USA
  • Sung Ho Ha, Kyungpook National University, Korea
  • Vijay K. Agrawal, University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA
  • R. Palanisamy, University of Nova-Scotia, Canada
  • Z. Husain, UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE
  • Abid Haleem, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Ravi Shankar, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok
  • T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • Alex Gorod, School of Systems & Enterprise, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
  • Devanandham Henry, School of Systems & Enterprise, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ

Organising Committee

  • Kirankumar Momaya, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
  • R. K. Garg, Dean Research and Industrial Liaison, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
  • R. K. Mittal, Dean, University School of Management Studies, GGSIP University, Delhi
  • Manoj K. Sharma, Director General (Hon.), GIFT, New Delhi
  • Sharen Glennon, Associate Director, Marketing, Howe School, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
  • Kishore, Pochiraju, Director of the Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
  • Brian Sauser, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
  • Tom Wakeman; Deputy Director, Center for Maritime Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
  • Rajeev Dwivedi, Adjunct Professor, Howe School, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
  • Aditya Sharma, graduate student, MS in Information Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ
  • Mahim Sagar, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi

* Acceptance awaited

Conference Chairman
Conference Co-Chair
Chair International Advisory Committee

J.N.D (Jeet) Gupta
College of Business Administration
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
Ph: 256-824-6593
Prof. Sushil
Department of Management Studies
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Vishwakarma Bhwan,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi –110 016
Ph: 91-11-2659116
Edward A.Stohr
Co-Director, Centre for Technology Management Research
Wesley J.Howe School of Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Tel: 201-216-8915

Submission of Papers- Nomination of Delegates- Advertisements- Sponsorships


Conference Secretariat GLOGIFT 08
Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management
B-51 (Basement) Sarvodaya Enclave
(Near Mother International School) New Delhi -110 017
Ph: 011-26852122

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