SCMHRD, established in 1993, is a premier institute honing world-class leaders and entrepreneurs. It features in the elite list of B-Schools to have been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The elite brotherhood has only a score of B-Schools from India and a mere 5% of the total B-Schools across the world. SCMHRD's MBA program is ranked 5th best private B-Schools by the Indian Institutional Ranking Framework (IIRF) 2024 and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation. SCMHRD specializes in producing talented management graduates in the fields of Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Infrastructure Development and Management, and Business Analytics. The program delivery is supported by a robust curriculum featuring experiential learning opportunities to equip the students with the applied orientation of thoughts into action in the real world. SCMHRD prides itself on being a part of the prestigious Symbiosis International (Deemed University). The QS World University Ranking 2024 has ranked Symbiosis International (Deemed University) between 641-650 in the World, 2nd best Private University in India, and the best in India in Employee Reputation.

The research-focused approach of SCMHRD enables bringing into focus the pertinent areas in the management domain. SCMHRD believes in research that is not only publishable but also thought-provoking and impactful. In its fifth year of S-TEAM 2024, SCMHRD in collaboration with EM Normandie B-School France hopes to provide an enriching and insightful experience to all its participants.

About EM Normandie Business School:

Founded in 1871, among the oldest French business schools, EM Normandie is one of the 1% of triple-accredited Business Schools in the world: EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. At the national level, it is established in the very closed circle of management schools that are members of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE).The school offers a wide range of programs from the Bachelor level to the Masters level, Having seven campuses (Caen, Le Havre, Parish, Boston, Oxford, Dubai and Dublin), it works closely with 200 + partner schools across 65 countries.. The school brings solutions and expertise to economic actors and policy makers.

Scope of the Conference

We are now living in a turbulent, uncertain, novel, and ambiguous (TUNA) business environment. The rising unrest due to socio-political environments, the severe impact of climate change coupled with the steady advancements in technology thus leading to varied socio-economic conditions the world over. The discipline of management therefore needs to constantly reinvent itself to pace up with the changing times. It has now moved from being multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary to transdisciplinary. A manager these days needs to liaison not only with the internal employees, customers, and the shareholders but also with the actors from the external environment like the gender specialists, scientists, activists, reformers, and many more.

Management as a discipline too has transformed from being a solution-oriented one to an impact creator and a harbinger for newer, safer, impactful practices in society.

This changing form of management is acknowledged at SCMHRD with its Annual International Research Colloquium which takes place at the beginning of every new year. The research colloquium deliberates on the new emerging practices in the business and their impact in the longer run and based on the inputs from this colloquium the themes for the Annual International Research conference the S-TEAM are decided.

While the colloquium just deliberates on the pertinent business practices and their impact, S-TEAM provides an opportunity for a wide range of researchers, doctoral students, and practitioners to participate through their paper submissions in any of the six tracks mentioned below.

The themes for this year’s S-TEAM conference that emerged touch upon Artificial Intelligence, Smart & Sustainable Infrastructure, Sustainable Finance, Environment, Social & Governance, and Organizational Risk and Resilience and allied areas. These are classified into broad thematic categories under the six tracks which are as follows:

Track wise Details

Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure

This track, "Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure," aims to converge learning, concepts, smart solutions, policy guidelines, financing, and management aspects crucial for the development of sustainable urban infrastructure for future cities. It will explore and promote innovations related to creating a sustainable environment through smart infrastructure in urban areas. Papers are welcome from quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies.

Papers invited should be previously unpublished and are original pieces of work, on the following issues (but not limited to):

  • Green Transportation Solutions
  • Sustainable Mobility and Smart Infrastructure
  • Renewable Energy Integration
  • Waste Management and Circular Economy
  • Environment, Social & Governance (ESG)
  • Green Building and Construction
  • Urban Planning and Policy
  • Technology and Innovation in Infrastructure
  • Urban Resilience and Climate Adaptation
  • Citizen’s involvement for sustainable infrastructure
  • Smart Governance and Policy Implementation

People Issues in Management

This track, People Issues in Management, calls for papers and invites researchers and practitioners to explore the multifaceted challenges and opportunities related to people issues in management. Submissions delve into topics like communication breakdowns, conflicts, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, leadership development, and change management (Burke, W. W., 2023). By examining these issues, we aim to foster a better understanding of how organizations can navigate and address the complexities of managing people.

Keeping the themes mentioned above in mind, we invite original manuscripts that can be empirical, conceptual, survey-based, general reviews, or case studies on the following topics, but not restricted to those listed below:

  • Ensuring the centricity of people in organizational functioning
  • Rethinking job roles, compensation, and people development processes
  • Psychological issues in the workplace
  • Co-existing future of work with sustainable goals - strategies, actions, and transformation
  • Organizational culture and change/ digitization of HRM practices
  • Training and development of human capital to align with the future of sustainable practices
  • Technologies in recruitment practices/ performance management
  • HR practices in Industry 4.0/ post-pandemic era

Innovations and Challenges in Sustainable Finance and Fintech

Sustainable finance aims to align financial systems with broader sustainability goals. This includes integrating ESG factors into investment decisions, promoting green bonds, and encouraging impact investing. Green bonds, for example, have emerged as a crucial instrument in funding environmentally friendly projects. Therefore, studies need to explore the impact of fintech on the scalability and accessibility of sustainable finance.

We encourage submissions that address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Sustainable Finance:

  • Green bonds and climate finance
  • Socially responsible investing (SRI)
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria in investment decision-making
  • Impact investing and measurement
  • Policy and regulatory frameworks for sustainable finance
  • Corporate governance and sustainability reporting

Financial Technology:

  • Digital financial inclusion
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies in sustainable finance
  • Fintech innovations for environmental and social impact
  • AI and machine learning applications in sustainable investing
  • RegTech and its role in sustainable finance
  • Fintech solutions for climate risk management

The intersection of Sustainable Finance and Fintech:

  • The role of fintech in enhancing ESG metrics
  • Digital platforms for green investments
  • Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending for sustainable projects
  • Fintech-driven transparency and accountability in sustainable finance
  • The future of sustainable finance in the digital age

AI and Industry 5.0

The emergence of Artificial Intelligence has revolutionized various sectors, particularly during the so-called fourth industrial revolution. This revolution encompasses a range of emerging technologies, such as robotics, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and more. These technologies have the potential to bring tremendous benefits to humanity by enabling innovative and more efficient processes, products, and services. This transformation can streamline products. AI can learn, make decisions, and improve its performance over time. As industries embrace the use of smart technologies, including AI, they are experiencing a new phase of automation that is reshaping manufacturing models (Ojha et al., 2023). This new phase, often referred to as Industry 5..0, is characterized by the integration of AI and other advanced technologies into the core operations of industries. This integration is leading to the development of novel business models and demands new professional skills in the workforce (Velarde, 2019). The introduction of AI in Industry 5.0 is not only streamlining processes and increasing productivity but also improving the overall quality of products and services. It is also transforming the education sector, where AI has the potential to revolutionize traditional methods of teaching and learning (Ojha et al., 2023). The integration of AI and Industry 5.0 brings about a shift in professional skill requirements, as workers need to adapt and acquire knowledge in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analysis in order to effectively operate in the evolving manufacturing. In addition, the implementation of AI and Industry 5.0 can lead to both tremendous benefits and potential risks (Velarde, 2019). Therefore, it is crucial for governments, academia, industry, and civil society to closely monitor and understand the multidimensional impact of these emerging technologies. We invite scholarly papers on the aforementioned theme as it impacts various sectors and specializations in management.

Exploring New Age Marketing

The changing marketing landscape while embracing technology emphasizes not just the profits that a company derives from the marketing activity but also serves some purpose. Consumers today, while looking at the convenience and functionality of the product, are also keen on understanding the values of the company behind the product.

This call for papers seeks to explore the dynamics, challenges, and opportunities presented by New Age Marketing. The theme of this call for papers encompasses a wide array of topics related to New Age Marketing, including but not limited to:

  • Digital marketing strategies and innovations.
  • Influencer marketing in the age of social media.
  • Personalization and customization in marketing campaigns.
  • Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in marketing experiences.
  • Data-driven marketing and analytics.
  • Omnichannel marketing approaches for seamless customer experiences.
  • Brand storytelling and emotional engagement.
  • Sustainable and socially responsible marketing practices.
  • The impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on marketing automation and decision-making.
  • Cross-cultural and global marketing strategies in a diverse marketplace.

Contemporary Business Practices and Transdisciplinary Research

The rising concerns of climate change, poverty, pandemic, inequality, and instability, the chaotic world order is best described by the recent framework of BANI (Brittle, Anxious, Non-Linear, and Incomprehensible) coined by Jamias Cascio in 2020. BANI assumes that the future business environment will be fragile due to the dynamic geo-political situations, anxious due to the information overload including fake news, non-linear due to sudden random disruptive events, and incomprehensible requiring continuation of learning and relearning process to describe “What I don’t know”. BANI calls for transdisciplinary research with multi-stakeholder involvement for common good. In this track, papers are welcome from quantitative as well as qualitative research methods domains along with Mixed-method studies. Provided, these are all previously unpublished, original pieces of work on the following issues, but not limited to:

  • Human-centered approach for equitable and sustainable change.
  • Ethical considerations in transdisciplinary research.
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication strategies.
  • Collaborative methodologies for social change.
  • Interdisciplinary Transnational Agricultural Initiatives
  • A holistic approach towards Health and Wellness
  • Social work and social entrepreneurship
  • Indian Knowledge System and Business Management

In addition to submissions addressing the conference theme, we also welcome submissions pertaining to any aspect of the very broad field of business: Human Resource, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Infrastructure Development & Management and Business Analytics.

Important Dates

Particulars Dates
Extended abstract submission: 31st July 2024
Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: 15th August 2024
Full paper submission: 15th September 2024
Registration start date: 31st July, 2024
Registration Closing date: 15th August 2024
Pre-Conference Workshop: 26th September 2024
Editorial Conclave and Conference Presentation: 27th- 28th September, 2024
Valedictory session and Best Paper award announcement: 29th September, 2024

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  • The acceptable word range for the extended abstract is 1000-1500 words.
  • We encourage the author to send an informative and structured abstract as per the following template:
    1. [Article title]
    2. Author Details:
      Name, Designation, Email Address and Affiliation of all authors
    3. Structured Abstract:
      • Purpose 
      • Proposed Design/Methodology/Approach 
      • Findings (If any)
      • Practical/Theoretical implications
    4. Keywords: Minimum 4 and Maximum 6
    5. Abstract should not be incomplete in anyway
    6. Font: Times New Roman, Font Size 12 points, 1.5 space

Guidelines for Full Paper Submission

  • All manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format only.
  • The acceptable word range for the full paper is 6000 – 8000 words, excluding references. The manuscript which does not meet this word limit will be sent back to the author(s) to be revised.
  • The manuscript should be copy edited for grammar and language errors.
  • All contributors included in your paper should be properly acknowledged with referencing and citations. APA referencing style is the accepted style of referencing.
  • The font should be Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced, and left-aligned.
  • Tables, figures, and images should be appropriately named and of good quality
  • The paper should be submitted along with a Plagiarism Report and a Similarity Index of not more than 10%.

All queries related to the conference can be e-mailed to s_team@scmhrd.edu

Benefits of Participation

  • Only one author per submission needs to register and pay the registration charges. However, all authors of the paper presentation will be awarded an E-certificate.
  • All conference abstracts will be published in an E-Proceeding in the form of a Compendium
  • Selected authors will be invited to elaborate on their research topic and submit the results to journals of high repute for review and potential publication.
  • Pre-conference Workshop and Editorial Conclave fees are waived for participants who register for the conference.
  • Participants can register only for the Pre-conference workshop
  • Participants can register only for the Editorial Conclave

SCMHRD’s Double Blind Peer Review Process

  • SCMHRD’s double-blind peer review process will be conducted by the Conference Scientific Committee.
  • Scientific Committee Members are established academicians who have previous peer review experience.
  • Notices of acceptance or rejection of the paper will be sent to the author with the reviewer’s comments.

Program Committee

  • Dr. Nachiappan Subramanian - Professor of Operations & Logistics Management & Supply Chains University of Sussex Business
  • Dr. Sylvaine Castellano, Dean Research and Professor Strategy EM Normandie Business School France
  • Dr. Satish Kumar -Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur
  • Dr. V G Venkatesh - Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management, EM Normandie Business School, France
  • Dr Ananda Das Gupta, Former Professor, Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore
  • Dr. Rameshwar Dubey -Reader, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Liverpool Business School, UK
  • Dr. Abhishek Behl -Assistant Professor, AI and Gamification, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, INDIA

Organizing Committee

Dr Netra Neelam
Director and Professor, Human Resource Management
Dr K Rajagopal
Deputy Director and Professor, Marketing & General Management
Dr Manoj Hudnurkar
Professor, Operations
Dr Vinita Sinha
Professor, Human Resource Management
Dr Manish Sinha
Professor, Business Analytics
Dr Pankaj Sharma Associate Professor, Finance
Dr Dipasha Sharma
Associate Professor, Finance
Dr Vinod Sharma Associate Professor, Marketing
Dr Gauri Joshi
Assistant Professor, Marketing
Dr Pooja Sharma
Assistant Professor, Human Resource Management
Dr Nimisha Singh Assistant Professor, Analytics
Dr Sunali Bindra Assistant Professor, Human Resource Management
Dr Sonali Bhattacharya Adjunct Professor
Dr Kedar Bhagwat Full time Adjunct Professor, Infrastructure Development & Management
Ms Arati Vaidya
Assistant Administrative Officer, SCMHRD
Ms Anjali Bahutule
Network Engineer, SCMHRD

Registration Fees

All paper presenters co-presenters who want certificates have to pay Fees according to their categories.
No Fees to be paid by SCMHRD faculty or students.

Submission of extended abstract can be done through the Google form link https://forms.gle/cxAvjWFNbNtZhfjS9. Full paper submission links will be shared with authors of accepted paper abstracts through email.

Type of Participant Fees (in INR)

Post-graduate Students


Research Scholars




Corporate Participants


Fees are only for attending the Pre-conference Workshop


Fees only for attending Editorial Conclave


Fees (in USD)

International Participant (Paper Presentation + Pre-Conference and Conference Participation)


Fees are only for attending the conference along with pre- conference workshop


Payment link for Pre-Conference 2024
Payment link for the S-Team 2024 Conference
Payment link for the Editorial Conclave