BML Munjal University (BMU), in partnership with Indian Academy of Management (INDAM), concluded its third research workshop that aims to encourage management research in India. Renowned professors from both international and Indian universities including Tel Aviv University, London School of Economics, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Loughborough University (UK), and XLRI shared their perspectives. The academics spoke across a variety of subjects that included guidelines to writing an impactful research paper, research methodologies, and understanding management research in the Asian context in terms of both challenges and opportunities.
India has far fewer researchers than China and the US, says a recent report by Think-tank Brookings India. India has 216.2 researchers per one million inhabitants, against 1,200 in China, 4,300 in the US, and 7,100 in South Korea, according to the report. Research productivity of Indian scholars is low and the workshop by BMU and INDAM aims to provide next generation researchers and scholars with the tools to develop world-class research and publish in top journals, in order to maximise their exposure on a global scale.
The workshop was attended by over 100 PhD scholars and other academics. Parallely, a poster competition initiated by BMU, that invited students to share their research proposals in this succinct manner, came to a close with the winner being announced.
Dr. Vishal Talwar, Dean of School Management, BML Munjal University, said, “ A deeper research orientation is key for the progress of our country as a high density of researchers have a direct benefit on industries and thus the economy. With this, we firmly believe that the world of tomorrow will be driven by knowledge to discover creative solutions.”
During his keynote speech on Abduction and Empirical Exploration in Management Research, Prof Peter A. Bamberger, Editor-in-Chief of Academy of Management Discoveries, Head of the Organizational Behavior Department, Tel Aviv University; & Research Director, Smithers Institute, ILR School, Cornell University, said, “Empirical exploration, the approach to research that we publish in our journal, is not only critical to the future of management scholarship, it is ideal for Indian scholars. There are hundreds of uniquely Indian organizational phenomena waiting to be discovered that could have a profound impact on the field of management. My hope is that through workshops such as the one here at BMU, we can boost the research competencies of Indian scholars and help them leverage the unique research opportunities available to them.”
Dr. Payal Kumar, Professor and Chair (HR/OB), BML Munjal University “We are privileged to be hosting this research workshop with INDAM, an affiliate of the Academy of Management (USA), that is the best in the field of management research and education. This initiative is yet another milestone in our focus to bring the best of management education in India that helps shape the leaders of tomorrow.”