picture of S. Manikutty Workshop Anchor S. Manikutty Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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Senior Faculty Consultative Workshop: "Mentoring Future Scholars"

December 12, 2008
12:00 noon to 4:00 PM
(Starts with lunch at 12:00 noon)


As a preconference event at the SMS Special Conference India hosted by the ISB in Hyderabad on December 12-14, 2008, the organizing committee is planning a Consultative Workshop for senior faculty members on "Mentoring Future Scholars: Challenges and Possibilities". The workshop is set for Dec 12, 2008 (Friday) to start with lunch at noon, and will continue until 4 pm. (Please note that there is a doctoral consortium and a faculty consortium that will be conducted as full day events parallel with this workshop).

The academic environment in business schools is going through a radical transformation. India is getting integrated globally. Business schools are also growing. There are new expectations of excellence in research along with all other teaching and service activities. This workshop will bring together senior faculty members who have the responsibility of nurturing junior faculty and doctoral students at business schools to explore the challenges confronting business schools and also consider some relevant best practices from India and abroad that can be transferred across countries.


For Whom

Focal Issues

Workshop Format

Since the workshop is intended for senior scholars, it will be primarily run in a consultative mode. Participants would be expected to bring their ideas and take part in plenary and breakout sessions. Each participant will be presenting his/her ideas as a short paper (3-6 pages long), which will be put together as a compendium for the workshop. We have four distinguished scholars who will facilitate the discussion. They will share their experiences and some ideas and present an interactive panel with the participants. There will also be breakout sessions on focal topics, followed by a presentation by each group. Each group will be facilitated by one of the facilitators below. The workshop will aim at developing a brief action plan to pursue for addressing the issues highlighted above.

Workshop Anchors

S. Manikutty, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

picture of S. ManikuttyProfessor of Strategic Management at IIM Ahmedabad. He is also a member of the Board of Governors for IIM Ahmedabad, and the Academy of Management’s India representative for the BPS and IM divisions. Learn more...

Prashant Salwan, Indian Institute of Management Indore

picture of Prashant SalwanProfessor of Strategy and International Business at IIM Indore, and the Chairman, Center for Indian Multinationals Education and Research (CIMER) at IIM Indore, and very recently hosted the AIB’s India Chapter conference in August 2008. Learn more...

Workshop Facilitators

Michael Hitt, Texas A&M University

picture of Michael HittPast President of the Strategic Management Society, co-editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and also the Distinguished Professor and Joe B. Foster '56 Chair in Business Leadership at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. In recent years, Mike has been actively involved in China working in creating such developmental programs. He would focus on the theme: “Building scholars: Some lessons from the US and China”. Learn more...

Jay Barney , Ohio State University

picture of Jay BarneyProfessor and Chase Chair at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, best known for his work on Resource Based View of the Firm (RBV) and new paradigms for competitive advantage. He will focus on the theme: “Maintaining research productivity while shouldering leadership responsibilities”. Learn more...

M.R. Rao , Indian School of Business

picture of MR RaoDean of ISB and ex-Director of IIM Bangalore. He is one of the best known researchers in India and besides his position as the head of IIMB and now ISB, he has continued to keep up his research activities. MR has played a significant role in shaping the careers of several scholars. MR will focus on the theme: “The emerging institutional era in Indian academics: Some thoughts for leading scholars in the next decade”. Learn more...


Please contact one of the undersigned workshop anchors to express your interest in participating. They also are available if you need any help or more information:



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