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CALL FOR PAPERS 6th International Conference on Decision Sciences for Performance Excellence

December 27, 28 and 29th 2012 IBS Business School, Hyderabad

In todays global environment and intense competition it is evident that the businesses and non - business organizations around the world must conduct their operations with utmost efficiency to achieve performance excellence in order to survive, let alone thrive. Hence, decision making, in all functional areas and at all levels of management, play a crucial role in achieving the desired excellence by making the best use of the available resources. There is a need for the decision makers to appreciate the various technical, cultural, behavioral, social, and environmental interdependences they have to deal with while making decisions and adapt and utilize various decision sciences tools and techniques for efficient and effective decisions. In this context, the 6th ISDSI International Conference on Decision Sciences for Performance Excellence offers a platform to promote interdisciplinary research at a global level. The Indian Subcontinent Region Decision Sciences Institute (ISDSI) and IBS Hyderabad are organizing the 6th annual conference of ISDSI at Hyderabad, India from 27th to 29th December 2012. We invite all Academicians, Practitioners from Business and Industry and Research scholars to this international conference to share, discuss and deliberate on a variety of research agendas, ideas and findings in all disciplines relevant to decision making, decision processes and their impact on performance excellence. The conference topics and themes include but not limited to: Global Supply Chain Management Operations Management and Operational Strategy Behavioral Aspects of Operations Management Risk and Disaster Management Innovative Applications in Modeling and Decision Techniques Financial Risk Management Issues in Global Banking Global Investment Decision Making and M&As Capital Markets, Trading & Portfolio Management Performance and Revenue Management Accounting, Auditing and Compliance Trends and Challenges in Family Business Management Innovations and Entrepreneurship Innovations in Information Technology Applications Decisions Sciences in Governmental and Social Sector Organizations Industry Sector-Specific Decision Making & Strategy Formulation Strategic HRM, Culture and Behavioral Impact on Performance Product, Services and Knowledge Management Best Paper Competition Categories: Best Theoretical / Empirical Research paper Best Application paper Best Student paper The best paper in each category will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 10,000/-. Selected papers will be published as refereed conference proceedings. Further, authors of these papers will be encouraged to submit their papers for favor of publication to the Decision Sciences Journal, The Journal of Accounting Ethics & Public Policy, International Journal of Emerging markets and other suitable international journals. Note: Publication in Journals will be as per the respective publication norms and standards.

Conference Chair: Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain, IBS Business School, IFHE University Prof. Jatinder (Jeet) N. D. Gupta, College of Business Administration, The University of Alabama in Huntsville Prof. D K Banwet, Dept. of Management Studies, IIT Delhi Conference Co-Chair: Prof. Bhimaraya Metri, Strathclyde SKIL Business School, India Campus Prof. Ramachandran Natarajan, Tennessee Technological University Dr. Sashikala, IBS Business School, IFHE University Paper Submission: Submit your papers online at www. Alternatively, send your papers to

IMPORTANT DATES Last date for Extended Abstract/ Paper Submission: Notification of Acceptance: June 30, 2012 July 15, 2012

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Nationality Foreign Delegate Category Academician/ Industry Research Scholar Industry Delegate Academician Research Scholar Before 15th Oct. $ 300 $ 150 Rs. 7500 Rs. 4500 Rs. 3000 After 15th Oct. $ 350 $ 200 Rs. 9000 Rs. 6000 Rs 4500

Last date for submission of Full manuscript of Accepted Abstracts: August 31, 2012 Communication of acceptance of full paper: September 30, 2012 Registration Fee includes Conference bag and Proceedings Lunches and coffee breaks Conference Gala Dinner Accommodation: On campus Accommodation (single rooms) is available for delegates on first cum first basis.

Indian Delegate

About IBS - Hyderabad: IBS - Hyderabad (Faculty of Management Studies) of the IFHE University. IBS seeks to provide a high quality learning experience, in an adaptive environment, with a focus on relevance, rigor and research. The mission of IBS is to develop ethically-grounded professional managers who can add value to the organizations and communities to which they belong. IBS has a reputation for innovative program design and delivery, quality courseware, personalized instruction, strong industry interface, research, consultancy and publications. Since its establishment in 1995, IBS has grown impressively and achieved widespread recognition from business and industry, academic circles, and professional bodies. IBS Hyderabad is located on a beautiful sprawling campus right in the lap of Nature. The campus at Hyderabad is a 91 acre lush green campus with built-up area of over 10 lakh sq.ft. This fully residential campus is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Different academic blocks are available with classrooms, lecture theaters, tutorial rooms, conference halls, seminar halls, auditorium, library, computer lab, faculty rooms, meeting rooms, administrative offices, academics office, student support services office, and career management center. Sufficient on campus accommodation facility is available for more than 100 delegates. IBS Hyderabad campus is 35 kms from Rajeev Gandhi International airport and 28 kms from the central part of the city. There is ample public and private transport facility available to reach IBS.