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Doctoral Research Conference

International Academic Research Conference on Marketing & Tourism in Singapore

Global Business Research Journals

Online International (Double-Blind Peer Reviewed) Research Journals


Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Banking

AP16Singapore Conference

Theme: Corporate Governance!

Shaping the Future through Transparency and Ethical Behavior!!

Conference Dates: July 21-23, 2016

Venue: Village Hotel Albert Court,
180, Albert Street S189971 (Formerly known as Albert Court Village Hotel)
(Near Little India, Singapore)

ISBN - 978-1-943579-07-5

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Keynote Speaker

Date : 21st July 2016

Keynote Speaker

Prof. A. Seetharaman,
Dean, Academic Affairs,
S.P. Jain School of Global Management -
Dubai, Singapore, Sydney.
Singapore Campus.

Invited Lecture

Topic : “Writing Award Winning Research Papers!”

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Antony Paulraj,
Chair in Operations and Supply
Chain Management, Management
Sciences and Marketing Department,
The University of Manchester, UK.


Dear & Esteemed Colleagues,

Warm greetings!

Global Business Research Journals & SDMIMD, Mysore, will host the upcoming conference in the vibrant and modern city state of Singapore from July 21-23, 2016.

We strongly believe that this upcoming conference in Singapore would surely be an ideal platform for academicians, industry leaders, regulators and researchers to share their rich experience and knowledge which they gained from their research works on various issues affecting the society, particularly, in all the fields of social science research.

The conference targets academicians, economists and researchers from all over the world who will participate in activities such as oral and poster presentations of their original research works.

Important Dates!

Abstract /Full Paper Submission Deadline : June 30, 2016
Communication of Acceptance : One Week
Last Date for Registration : July 10, 2016
Conference Dates : July 21-23, 2016


Conference Objectives!

Corporate Governance and Ethics!

Globalization of world trade has resulted in a massive increase in the volume of trade during the past two decades. Unfortunately, this huge surge in trade & services has brought about a few undesirable developments/trends in the way companies are governed. Of course, at this juncture, we should not forget the unforgettable lessons taught by the colossal failure of Enron and WorldCom owing to reckless behavior of executives and poor corporate governance.

Moral Hazard and Bonus Culture

Activists and shareholders who oppose these practices being followed by the company executives as ‘questionable practices’. Some of the questionable practices include, among others, ‘moral hazard’ where the executives/bankers, for instance, resort to ‘predatory lending’ practices clearly compromising on the established norms, regulations and guidelines. The next important accusation against the corporate executive is related to their compensation policy wherein the ‘bonus culture’ is, regrettably, rampant. Of course, governance of an entity is questioned when the executives take huge bonuses although the company or the banking/financial institution is in deep financial trouble. All these practices are, clearly, an affront in the way a company or a bank functions.

Regulation Yield Lesser Results and Change

Experience indicates that stiffer regulations have clearly failed to bring in the much-needed change in the corporate behavior. Ethics and a high degree of corporate governance should be in practice in every business establishment. Proper training and clear change in the mindset of directors and executives alone would bring about the required change in the way a corporate entity is administered.

Against this backdrop, the upcoming conference in the most beautiful city state of Singapore makes an attempt to achieve the following objectives;

a) Analyze how companies initiate measures to take care of the interests of different stakeholders such as shareholders, managers, suppliers, customers, lenders, government and the community at large;

b) Examine the various ways and means by which transparency, fairness and accountability can be ensured in running a company;

c) Provide an ideal platform for researchers, economists, corporate executives and practitioners to share their research and practical experiences in all the major issues highlighted, as above; and

d) Offer novel ideas and suggestions to ensure healthy functioning of companies so as to avoid failures and scandals


Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore, Karnataka

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), ranked among the top Business Schools in India, is located at the foot of Chamundi Hills in the heritage city of Mysore, Karnataka. The campus has won many architectural and landscape awards and provides a great environment for learning and germination of managerial intellect. The institute has been conferred A** Rating at National Level by CRISIL.

The institute is promoted by the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust - a premier non-profit educational organisation functioning under the aegis of Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala, which is known for its unique embodiment of Dharma. Today, SDME Trust has more than 40 recognised educational institutions under its wings, imparting quality education from the primary level to the postgraduate level. Trust is known for the professional institutions in Medical, Dental, Engineering, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Law, Business Management and Physiotherapy. The trust and all the associate institutions benefit from the visionary leadership of our Chairman, Padma Bhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala.

SDMIMD’s AICTE approved PGDM programme, accredited by NBA, runs for six terms over two years with an impeccable track record of academic rigor. SDMIMD also has Student Exchange Programs with the MAYS School of Business, Texas A&M; University, USA; Global Management Institute of Shanghai University, China; and British University in Dubai, Dubai. These student exchange programmes enable students to understand each other’s cultures, business practices and traditions. This gives students an edge when it comes to international opportunities.

The SDMIMD’s research unit - SDM Research Centre for Management Studies’ (SDM RCSM), publications ‘Cases in Management’, ‘Contemporary Research in Management’, ‘Excerpts of Select Summer Internship Reports’, have come in for praise from the world of academics. The institute’s journal ‘SDMIMD Journal of Management’ indexed in EBSCO and iScholar has evolved as a prestigious publication well known for the quality of the papers, therein.

To know more about SDMIMD please visit: www.sdmimd.ac.in