30 Dec 2019 14:54 IST

IIM-B hosts doctoral conference, DU student wins best paper award

The aim of the conference is to help take doctoral research work towards eventual publication

The 11th IIM-B Management Review Doctoral Conference (IMRDC), was held on December 27 and 28, at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Every year, IMRDC brings together doctoral students from across the country for two days of academic discussions with senior academics and researchers, and aims at publication-oriented development of doctoral research work. IMRDC was organised by IIM-B’s flagship journal IIM-B Management Review (IMR) and the office of the Doctoral Programme.

The keynote lecture was delivered by Prof James Foster, Oliver T Carr Professor of International Affairs and Professor of Economics at the George Washington University, on ‘The role of inequality in poverty measurement’. Prof Foster is an expert on poverty in the world and advises the UN, the World Bank, and Asia Development Bank.

The publication journey

One of the aims of the IMRDC is to help take doctoral research work towards eventual publication. As an effort in this direction, a workshop titled, ‘From Paper to Publication’, was held, led by Prof Rejie George, IIM-B, and Prof Sanchari Roy, King’s College, London. The two researchers shared their knowledge about the publication journey, including some handy tips to negotiate the journal submission and review process. While Prof George’s work has been published in top journals in the strategy area including Strategic Management Journal and Journal of International Business Studies, Prof Roy has written for Economic Journal and Journal of Development Economics.

The best research paper

This year, IMRDC received 90 submissions from doctoral students in India and abroad. The submissions were taken through a rigorous three-step selection process. Of the 90 papers, 10 were selected for presentation at the conference, where dedicated discussants gave the presenters comments for enhancing their work. The paper, ‘Spot, futures, ETF or gold stocks — Who leads in gold price discovery?’, presented by Neharika Sobti of University of Delhi, was selected for the Best Paper Award.