Indian Institute of Management-Indore, (IIM-I) will host 8th Conference on Excellence in Research and Education (CERE). The event will be held from May 4-7, 2017 in the institute. The theme of the CERE in the year 2017 is 'Celebrating 50 years of Contingency Theory'. In the year 2017, IIM-I will celebrate the 50th year of three very influential management books of the last century namely, 'Organizations in Action: Social Science Bases of Administrative Theory' by James D. Thompson; 'Organization and Environment' by Paul R. Lawrence and J. W. Lorsch and 'A Theory of Leadership Effectiveness' by Fred Fiedler.
About the Conference
Through CERE, IIM-Indore aims to celebrate path-breaking books and offer a forum to discuss and deliberate on the ideas of these three authoritative works in the contingency theory. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Richard Burton, Professor Emeritus, Duke University on Contingency Theory.
Core Contents of the Conference
Other eminent names from academic such as Professor Rajendra Srivastav, ISB Hyderabad and Professor Pulak Ghosh, IIM Bangalore will be a delivering the plenary lectures. Professor N.K. Sharma, IIT Kanpur will conduct the Experimental Design workshop and Professor Ramadhar Singh will be conducting a workshop on Science and Scientific Writing. Top colleges and universities across India along with MBA students will participate in the conference.
Cultural events are also planned in this ceremony. Thereafter, the conference will conclude with the dinner which shall enable the participants to interact with everyone around and gain the best from the four day event.
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