IIMA to host 3rd International Conference on Indian Business and Economic History on Sept 1 & 2, 2023

IIMA to host 3rd International Conference on Indian Business and Economic History on Sept 1 & 2, 2023

August 2023: The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), a premier global management institute, will be hosting the 3rd International Conference on Indian Business and Economic History on its campus from September 1-2, 2023. The Conference is a biennial event that serves as a forum for prominent scholars, researchers, experts, and students from across the country and the world to present their research on India’s business and economic evolution.

The two-day programme includes research paper presentations by scholars and researchers and thought-provoking talks by industry leaders. The sessions are aimed to foster a deeper understanding of India's economic journey while facilitating a comprehensive exploration of its business history. In these two days, the participants will touch upon a wide range of subjects that trace the history and evolution of several business practices including cotton capitalism, banking in the erstwhile princely states of India, origins of capability building in the Indian IT sector, etc. The conference details are available at: https://conference.iima.ac.in/history/

The highlight of the first day of the Conference is the keynote address by IIMA alum Mr Harish Bhat, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons on ‘Can Corporate History Become Bedtime Tales?’. On the second day of the conference, Mr Rajendra Narla, Archivist, Tata Central Archives and Mr Harsh Manrao, Principal Designer of Figments Experience Lab will speak with Ms Sanghamitra Chatterjee, Founder of Mumbai-based Past Perfect Heritage Management Agency on ‘Archiving Business History’.

The second day will conclude with the launch of the IIMA Archives monograph titled ‘Maritime Trade of Gujarat’s Princely States: Nawanagar and Porbandar” – which delves into the intricate historical narratives of maritime commerce that were pivotal to the development and prosperity of Gujarat's princely states - authored by IIMA alum and former faculty member Professor Vijaya Sherry Chand.

Founded in 1961, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) has emerged as the leading management school of India and is also the birthplace of ‘business history’ as a discipline in India under the stewardship of late Professor Dwijendra Tripathi, a faculty member of IIMA from 1964 to 1990.

The first International Conference on Indian Business & Economic History was held in memory of Professor Dwijendra Tripathi at IIMA on August 29-31, 2019. The 2nd International Conference on Indian Business & Economic History was hosted online, anchored by IIMA, on August 24-27, 2021.

About IIM Ahmedabad:

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a premier, global management Institute that is at the forefront of promoting excellence in the field of management education. In more than six decades of its existence, the Institute has been acknowledged for its exemplary contributions to scholarship, practice and policy through its distinctive teaching, high-quality research, nurturing future leaders, supporting industry, government, social enterprise and creating a progressive impact on society.

IIMA was founded as an innovative initiative by the Government, industry, and international academia in 1961. Since then, it has been consolidating its global footprint and today it has a network with over 80 top international institutions and a presence in Dubai. Its eminent faculty members and more than 40,000 alumni, who are at the helm of influential positions in all walks of life also contribute to its global recognition. Over the years, IIMA’s academically superior, market-driven, and socially impactful

programmes, have earned high reputation and acclaim globally. It became the first Indian institution to receive international accreditation from EQUIS. The institute also is placed first in the Government of India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), India Rankings 2023. The Institute has been ranked number 1 in India, number 2 in Asia and 35th, globally, in the Financial Times (FT) Executive Education Rankings 2023. The renowned flagship two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) is ranked 26th in the FT Masters in Management Ranking 2021 and the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) have been ranked 62nd in the FT Global MBA rankings 2022.

IIMA offers consultancy services and more than 200 curated executive education programmes in customized, blended, and open enrolment formats for a diverse audience comprising business leaders, policymakers, industry professionals, academicians, government officials, armed forces personnel, agri-business and other niche sector specialists and entrepreneurs. To know more about IIMA, please visit: https://www.iima.ac.in/

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