Uniglobe International Management Conference V on Recent advances in Management: Challenges, initiatives and road ahead
Kathmandu, 7 March 2017: Uniglobe International Management Conference V – Recent advances in Management: Challenges, initiatives and road ahead (UIMC – RAM – 2018) was organized by Uniglobe College in Kathmandu from 6th to 7th March 2018 at its own premises New Baneshwor. The academic partner of the program was Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi, India. The program was organized in collaboration with Global college of Management, supported by Valley View international school, Kings College, Quest International College Boston International College, CG Institute of Management, Mega National College, Rajdhani Model College, Agricultural Development Bank Ltd., dristitech, Dining Park, Mercantile Communication Pvt. Ltd., Tech Media and Media Arch Inc.
Uniglobe College is committed to fostering serious dialogue on issues in management, finance in the changing business and economic environment and creating a platform for these discussions. The objective of this conference is to bring together educationist, scholars, and professors, practitioners of management, business and economics from across the world to discuss various issues that demean on recent advances in management, its challenges and a way path to move forward. The conference is a means to reach out to people with an interest in this area and to create the much-required space to encourage and nurture young scholars in management.
This year conference addressed six themes – – Issues and challenges in modern banking, Human resource management, organization behaviour & CSR, marketing management issues & challenges, financial management issues and challenges, contemporary issues in management and Financial services management issues & challenges. More than 600 participants where 198 researchers, including 46 foreign delegates took part in the conference. 94 research papers have been published has been presented in six themes from 4 different countries – Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Slovenia.
The program started with an inaugural session where Principal of Uniglobe College, Dr. Nar Bahadur Bista welcomed all the delegates and was addressed by the guest of Honor from India, Bangladesh and Slovenia. The Inaugural address was given by Chief Guest of the Conference, Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal. Addressing in the session Dr. Nepal shared, ‘this conference will help to excel workforce diversity and economy of an organization. Because we need to value employees in the organization to get a competitive advantage and this conference is going to help management to decide different HRM tools for the implementation of employee motivation through the research findings.’ Dr. Khagendra Ojha thanked all the organizers, delegates, researchers, supporters who have come up with the program.
In the Issues and Challenges in modern banking, the researchers presented 15 different papers discussing regarding the findings on growth, profitability, gender diversity, corporate governance and related factors on Nepalese commercial banks. The session chair for the this theme was Dr. Bado Bohinc, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Panel of Judges were Dr. Md Moazzam Husain, Professor & Chairman, Department of management, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and Dr. Rashmi Soni, Assoc. Prof., Finance, K J Somaiya Institute of Mgmt. Studies, India.
The other theme of the program on Human Resource Management, Organization Behavior & CSR there were 20 papers on different issues like work life balance issues, employee motivation, job satisfaction, employee retention, employee turnover, conflict management, performance appraisal, reward system and sustainability. In the session, the chair of the session was Dr. Santosh Tripahy, Professor, Utkal University, India along with the panellist Dr. Amiya Mohapatra, Professor, FIIB, India, Dr. MD. Saiful Islam, Professor, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi.
Marketing Management Issues & Challenges, 20 papers were delivered on visual merchandising, brand & price, consumer preference, customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, customers attitudes, consumer purchasing intention, advertisement and marketing adoption where the session chair was Dr. Md. Zakaria Rahaman, Prof. Islamic University, Bangladesh and panel of judges were Dr. Ankur Saxena, Professor, SAGE University, Indore, India and Dr. Suhas Avhad, Professor from Savitribai Phule Pune University, India.
The special highlight of the program was on the Panel Discussion on Management Education: Challenges and Opportunities where different professors from Bangladesh, India, and Nepal highlighted on the management education, its evolution, changes that are happening. In the program, Nepal’s history on the management education was focused and discussed on the different challenges from the policy level, inadequate human resource and the societal barrier was discussed. In the program, the research-based learning, opportunity for high-quality education and other factors were discussed in detail.
The program was followed by the cultural program where students performed the dances of folk songs that represent the identity of Nepal.
Different sessions on Financial Management issues and challenges, Contemporary issues in management, and Financial services management issues & challenges are set where researchers will present their paper on the various topics. The other highlight of the day will be on the Panel discussion on Nepal’s economic relation with Major Neighbors where Dr. Bhekh Bahadur Thapa, Ex-Minister and Ex-Ambassador India and USA, Tanka Prasad Karki, Ex-Ambassador, China, Dr. Tilak Rawal, Formal Governor, NRB are the panellists for the program. All the speakers focused on the better relationship between two countries rather than parity for one to other. The program was followed by valedictory session and cultural program.