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. 

Keynote Speakers

Brief Bio of Key Note Speakers

Jay Barney is a Presidential Professor of Strategic Management and Pierre Lassonde Chair of Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Utah. He previously served as the Professor of Management and held the Chase Chair for Excellence in Corporate Strategy at the Max M. Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the relationship between costly-to-copy firm skills and capabilities and sustained competitive advantage. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Management and senior editor for Organization Science and has been published in numerous leading publications. In addition to his teaching and research, he presents executive training programs throughout the US and Europe. His consulting work focuses on large-scale organizational change and strategic analysis. Jay Barney is an SMS Fellow as well as a fellow of the Academy of Management. He has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Lund, the Copenhagen Business School, and Universidad PontificiaComillas (Madrid), and has honorary visiting professor positions in New Zealand and China.

Will Mitchell studies business dynamics in developed and emerging markets, investigating how businesses change as their competitive environments change and, in turn, how the business changes contribute to ongoing corporate and social performance. He teaches courses in business dynamics, emerging market strategy, corporate strategy, health sector management, entrepreneurship, and pharmaceutical strategy.  Will holds the John deButts Professorship of Business Administration at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization at the University of Toronto. Will is a faculty associate of Duke’s Global Health Initiative and Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as well as a faculty associate at Rotman’s Center for Health Sector Strategy. Will is a co-editor of the Strategic Management Journal, co-editor for online media for the Strategic Management Society journals, and a board member of Neuland Laboratories, Ltd. (Hyderabad).

Garry Bruton is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University where he helped to start the entrepreneurship program. Garry’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in emerging economies and he has published or has forthcoming academic articles in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of Business Venturing. In addition, Garry has co-authored three text books –small business management (McGraw-Hill), technology and innovation management (Cengage), and international management (Cengage). Gary is Co-director - Institute for Global Innovation and Chinese Entrepreneurship at Tongji University (China), Honorary Professor - Department of Business, Administration at Sun Yat-sen Business School (China), honorary professor at South China University of Technology (China), and serves on the international advisory board of the Entrepreneurship Center Nankai University (China). Garry is also the past president of the Asia Academy of Management and past editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives. Professor Bruton is currently an associate editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and serves on four other editorial boards.

Satish C. Sharma is Professor and Chairman & Managing Director at Maharaja Group of Colleges, Udayapur, India has an academic and research experience of 20 years in the field of HR, OB, IR, Entrepreneurship and Educational Development. He has written books on Human Resource & Organizational Behavior. He has attended more than 100 conferences & seminars. He has published more than 50 research papers in National & International journals.

Hiroshi Hoshino is a professor of International Business and Global Logistics at Graduate School of Economics and the Yunus & Shiiki Social Business Research Center at Kyushu University, Japan as well as visiting professor at Kobe University. He currently serves as the president of Japan Society of Logistics and Shipping Economics. He has been working on the research on the collaboration between profit sector and non-profit sector in many aspects including project with the Grameen Foundation led by Dr. Muhammad Yunus and has published academic articles on the private firms’ entering into emerging market in collaboration with non-profits such as UN organizations, International Development agencies and NGOs. He has been involved in several social business start-ups since the Great Hanshin Earthquake hit Kobe, Japan in 1995 and launched the NPO Management School, the first of its kind, in Japan.

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