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. 


The rapid industrialization of emerging countries like China, India, Brazil, South Korea,  growth in south-south trade, lower business ethics, corruption and bribery and the challenge posed by the UN Millennium Development Goals to lift developing country populations out of poverty,  have prompted businesses and institutions to seek  sustainable and balanced economic development. How should organizations address the need to balance corporate success and social benefits, especially, when nations are at different stages of development?  The emergence of a global economy, faster technological change and innovation, growing interdependencies among nations,  lead to new opportunities/threats for private and family businesses. Private and family entrepreneurship is critical to political, social, and economic development in the Asia Pacific region. At the same time, the complexities of operating across borders, risks and uncertainty in global networks, problems on sustainability and accountability have never been higher. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can raise labor productivity, output, employment, and incomes because of the increased competition and discipline generated by foreign firms, from technological, managerial, and organizational spillovers, and from learning-by-doing demonstration effects benefiting local suppliers.  However, FDI flows may also have negative effects on growth when there is a mismatch between the investment and the host country’s socio-economic conditions and absorptive capacity. 

The Vice President of World Bank- Otaviano Canuto argues that developing countries will be engines of growth and could carry the world economy in the future, provided they have a clear strategy. This suggests enormous opportunities for business, government, and non government organizations in many aspects of their operations. The push and pull of global and domestic priorities in business-government relations has intensified. Internationalization has historically been associated with multinational corporations. However, the international market is increasingly populated by small and medium-sized enterprises. With globalization, many medium-sized enterprises can no longer survive in sheltered domestic markets and others have been obliged to follow their customers as they move into foreign markets.

In this context, the Nepalese Academy of Management in its 2nd International Conference invites theoretical or empirical research, quantitative or qualitative studies, case studies, multi-country comparative studies, and studies of specific projects relating to broad areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, strategic management, organizational change and development, accounting and finance, marketing and supply chain management, tourism and hospitality, micro and macroeconomic perspectives, business education, corporate social responsibility and ethics, statistics and quality control, technology management, emerging markets, and methodological issues are invited to address a range of themes related to policy issues and corporate practices. We welcome papers from a variety of contexts that advance our theoretical and empirical understanding of the processes that shape and determine the organizational and national development.

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