The Academy of International Business (AIB) India Chapter Conference was hosted by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, recently. The three-day conference on the central theme ‘International Business: The Emerging Economies Context’ was inaugurated on April 15. The conference brought together scholars from multiple disciplines and countries to understand and examine international business in the context of emerging economies. The event saw the participation of academics, business scholars, students and representatives from 72 institutions across six countries.
According to a press release, S. Raghunath, Conference Chairman, said, “The evolution and significance of the business of transnational corporations is shaping the structure of international business. This is understandable, considering the fact that the developing country share of FDI stocks nearly doubled from 2006, rising from around 11 per cent of world total in 2006 to 17 per cent by 2011.”
The keynote address was delivered by Torben Pederson, AIB Fellow, and co-editor of Global Strategy Management and Advances in International Management, who spoke about Emerging Markets: Implications for Practice and Theory. He called emerging markets ‘the perfect laboratory’. Technology, transportation and ICT have changed the way merging markets have opened up and upgraded their skills and competencies, and more parts of the world are now playing the same game.
CMR Law School graduation day
CMR Law School conducted its sixth graduation day recently on the college campus in the presence of N.R. Madhava Menon, Honorary Professor and IBA Chair on Continuing Legal Education, National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, and founding Vice-Chancellor of NLSIU, Bangalore. Dr. Menon addressed the students on the topic of “Legal Profession – 2020: Some Perspectives.”
The 27th annual convocation ceremony of the PGDM / Healthcare Management batch of 2011-13 was held at Manipal recently.
The chief guest for the ceremony was R.C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.
The Director of TAPMI, R.C. Natarajan, spoke about the achievements and activities during academic year 2012-13 at TAPMI.
The convocation saw a total of 239 students passing from TAPMI. Out of these, 227 belonged to the PGDM batch and 12 to the PGDM-HCM (Healthcare Management).
Dr. Natarajan administered a professional oath to the graduating students.