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Last Date for Registration 25th December,2016

Call for Papers

Important Dates


Last Date for Submission of Papers
15th October, 2016

Last Date for Registration
25th December,2016

Conference Dates
5th January to 7th January, 2017




For payments in either Indian Rupees (INR) or US Dollars (USD). Rates would be Rs.5000 (INR) or US Dollar $80 (USD) (Real Time). *Registration fees once paid is not refundable.

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Please write to: Prof. Neerav Nagar and Prof. Suresh Govindaraj

For registration : jaaf.iima@gmail.com

(Last date for registration December 25, 2016)


Prof. Neerav Nagar

Prof. Suresh Govindaraj

Sanjay Darshan
(For registration)

Sanjay Darshan
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079 – 66324831


You could reserve a room at any of the leading hotels in Ahmedabad. You may like to contact the hotels directly to reserve your accommodation. Most of these hotels are within a radius of seven to eight kms from the campus. A partial list of hotels is given below:

A Partial list of hotels in Ahmedabad

About Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is located in the state of Gujarat in the western part of India on the banks of Sabarmati river. Ahmedabad is known for its rich past and its association with Mahatma Gandhi. The city offers a unique style of architecture which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles. It is famous for its textile mills, pharmaceuticals, and chemical industry. It has places of tourist attraction like Gandhi Ashram, Akshardham, Calico Museum, Nal Sarovar (bird sanctuary) and monuments which date back to the 15th century. Ahmedabad is accessible from all the metros and major cities of the country.

Ahmedabad is a vibrant city of people who work hard and play hard. During the Navratri celebrations (September-October), for example, men and women in dazzling ethnic clothes dance through the night for nine consecutive nights. The kite festival of mid-January fills the skies with kites of all shapes. Arguably, no other city in India can match the predominantly vegetarian Ahmedabad in the number and variety of restaurants.

Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent satyagraha, which led to India's Independence, was launched from this city. Gandhi's Ashram, Hriday Kunj, is still preserved on the bank of the Sabarmati, and continues to attract and inspire visitors from all parts of the globe. .

About IIMA

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), was set up by the Government of India in collaboration with the Government of Gujarat and Indian industry as an autonomous institution in 1961. The Institute provides education, training, consulting, and research facilities in management.

Major Programmes

  • Two-Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management (equivalent to MBA)
  • Two-Year Post-Graduate Programme in Agri-business Management (equivalent to MBA)
  • Fellow Programme in Management (equivalent to Ph.D.)
  • One-Year Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX, equivalent to MBA) Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for industry, business, agricultural and rural sectors, and public systems covering education, health, transport, and population. In the last 50 years, over 47,450 managers have participated in various MDPs.
  • Faculty Development Programme for teachers in universities and colleges.

Centers and Groups

  • Centre for Innovation, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship
  • Centre for Infrastructure Policy and Regulation
  • Centre for Management in Agriculture
  • Centre for Management of Health Services
  • Centre for Retailing
  • Computer and Information Systems Group
  • Faculty Development Centre
  • Gender Resource Centre
  • IIMA-Idea Telecom Centre of Excellence
  • Insurance Research Centre
  • Public Systems Group
  • Ravi J. Matthai Centre for Educational Innovation

Disciplinary Areas

  • Business Policy
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Personnel and Industrial Relations
  • Production and Quantitative Methods

Kasturbhai Lalbhai Management Development Centre (KLMDC) located on the IIMA main campus and International Management Development Centre (IMDC) , located on the new campus, provide an academic and learning environment for participants of the Management Development Programmes. All rooms at KLMDC and IMDC are furnished and air-conditioned. They have separate dining halls, a reading lounge, well equipped classrooms, auditoriums, syndicate rooms, and computer labs. The Institute’s campus is wi-fi enabled. Fitness centre and facilities for indoor and outdoor games exist on the campus.


The city has moderate to hot climate. Light woollen may be required in December and January. Following is the general pattern of temperature.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max oC 28 30 36 40 42 38 35 25 34 35 32 29
Min oC 12 14 19 23 26 27 26 32 24 21 17 13

Confirmed Speakers


Mr. Ashish Chauhan

(MD and CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange)

Prof. Aswath Damodaran

(Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education, NYU Stern)

Prof. Bikki Jaggi

(Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University)

Prof. James Ohlson

(Chair Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Prof. Rajendra P Srivastava

(EY Professor, University of Kansas)

Prof. Shyam Sunder

(James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Yale School of Management)

Mahesh Vyas

(MD, Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt.Ltd.)

Prof. Jerome Williams

(Distinguished Professor and Prudential Chair in business, Provost of RU-N and Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University)

Managing Editors


Prof. Suresh Govindaraj

(Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University)

Prof. Hariom Manchiraju

(ISB Hyderabad)

Prof. Neerav Nagar

(IIM Ahmedabad)


Organizing Committee


Prof. Naman Desai

(IIM Ahmedabad)

Prof. Suresh Govindaraj

(Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University)

Prof. Joshy Jacob

(IIM Ahmedabad)

Prof. Sanjay Kallapur

(ISB Hyderabad)

Prof. Hariom Manchiraju

(ISB Hyderabad)

Prof. Neerav Nagar

(IIM Ahmedabad)

Prof. Bharat Sarath

(Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers University)

How to Reach Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad is well connected to other parts of India through air, rail, and road. There are daily flights to important metros and international flights to destinations such as Muscat, London, and New York. Daily train services operate to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata,and Chennai, and computerized reservation facilities are available.

How to Reach the Venue

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is 45 minutes drive from the airport and 25-30 minutes from the railway station/bus station. For reaching IIMA, on landing in the city ask the taxi/auto rickshaw for "Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad". The Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service operates buses throughout the city. Metered auto rickshaws ply day and night and provide an alternative mode of transport. Taxis are available near the railway station and the airport and the tariff varies according to distance.