The Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM) is a leading professional association for scholars and professionals dedicated to create and disseminate knowledge related to all disciplines required for managing organizations. Members of the academy are scholars at colleges, universities and research institutions, as well as practitioners with scholarly interests from business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The Academy of Management frequently organizes international conference, workshops, doctoral consortium, and faculty development programs for the benefit of its members and wider communities. 

Key Note Speaker

Prof. Dr. Chris Brewster
Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK
Chris Brewster is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading and an advisor of Nepalese Academy of Management. He gained substantial experience in trade unions, Government, specialist journals, personnel management in construction and air transport, and consultancy, before becoming an academic twenty years ago. He is a frequent speaker at Universities around the world. He has acted as editor of several special editions of journals, and is a reviewer to many of the leading journals in the field including International Journal of HRM, HRM Policy and Practices, Journal of Professional HRM , Journal of World Business. He is the author or joint author of some 20 books; has contributed chapters to around 30 others and has had over 100 articles published.

Amongst practitioners, Prof. Brewster is a Board Member of the Association of Human Resource Managers in International Organizations and an Associate Director of the Center for Research into the Management of Expatriates. In 2002 Chris he was awarded the Georges Petitpas Memorial Award by the practitioner body, the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international human resource management. In 2005, a University of Chicago survey found he was one of the most published authors in the international business journals, one of only a handful of non-US authors and a handful of human resource management specialists in the list. In 2006 Chris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Vaasa in Finland.

Prof. Dr. Garry D. Bruton
Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, USA
Garry Bruton, advisor of Nepalese Academy of Management, is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University where he holds Fehmi Zeko Faculty Fellowship. Garry was one of the founders of the entrepreneurship program at TCU which is ranked as one of the top 20 in the United States by US News & World Report - 2009. Professor Bruton’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in emerging economies and he has published or has forthcoming over 75 academic articles in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.

In addition,Garry has co-authored three text books –small business management (McGraw-Hill), technology and innovation management (Cengage), and international management (Cengage). In 2005 Professor Bruton was the first holder of the Hall Chair in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets offered by the Fulbright Foundation. He is currently the President of the Asia Academy of Management and editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives. Garry in addition serves on the editorial board of five other academic journals.

Prof. Dr. Barbara Gastel
Texas A&M University, USA
Knowledge Community Editor for AuthorAID at INASP

Barbara Gastel is professor of integrative biosciences, humanities in medicine, and biotechnology at Texas A & M University, where she coordinates the master's degree program in science and technology journalism.Dr. Gastel, who has a BA from Yale and an MD and an MPH from Johns Hopkins, is author of three books: Presenting Science to the Public, Teaching Science: A Guide for College and Professional School Instructors, and Health Writer's Handbook.

In addition, she coauthored, with Robert A. Day, the sixth edition of How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper.From 2000 to 2010, she edited Science Editor, the periodical of the Council of Science Editors. She is Knowledge Community Editor for AuthorAID at INASP, a program to help researchers in developing countries write about and publish their work. She, an advisor of Nepalese Academy of Management, is the recipient of awards from the American Medical Writers Association, the Council of Science Editors, and the scientific research society Sigma Xi.

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