15 March 2018 05:20:47 IST

Top B-schools come together for management consortium

The Partnership in International Management was held in India for the first time

Partnership in International Management (PIM) is a consortium of leading international business schools founded in 1973. Each member institution represents the highest degree of excellence in the fields of business administration and management, demonstrates leadership in their geographic region and delivers an MBA or a graduate-equivalent degree in management. PIM facilitates the development of international cooperation among members, fostering the development of joint programmes, students and faculty exchange, joint research and cooperation among faculty members and researchers. IIM Ahmedabad has been a member of PIM since 1998.

The member schools meet annually at a member school to discuss on contemporary topics based on research, management and others and to address the governance issues relating to the network in taking it forward in an emerging business environment. The 43rd PIM conference was held at IIM-A from October 10 to 12, the first time that it has come to India.

The conference was formally inaugurated by the Director of IIM-A, Prof Ashish Nanda and coordinated by the Dean Alumni & External Relationship, Prof Arvind Sahay and PGPX Manager, Jatin Nagori. There were around 90 participants representing 50 countries.

The theme of the conference was ‘Inclusive growth and management education’. During the three days of the conference, there were many parallel discussions, plenary discussions and panel discussion held on the following topics:

1) Management education in Asia

2) Crisis management

3) Sharing successful experiences with international immersions

4) Inclusive growth in sustainability and financial inclusion

5) Inclusive growth in management education

6) India’s competitive position in the global economy

Other sessions included the sharing of the experiences of Exchange Council of IIM-A and Market Place where the partners meet and discuss about the problems or new decisions about their relationship and future proposals. Other governance issues included the admission of new member schools and the future strategy of PIM for which a process was agreed to for the coming year.

The delegates were offered a heritage tour of Ahmedabad, a one-hour yoga session daily, garba learning workshop and a gala dinner at Vishala Hotel.