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Theme: Managing Change for Sustainable Development in the SAARC


Venue: Nepal Administrative Staff College, Kathmandu, Nepal

May 16-17, 2011

Kathmandu, Nepal

Organized by: Hosted by:

Association of Management Nepal Administrative Staff College

Development Institutions in Kathmandu, Nepal
South Asia (NASC)

On behalf of the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia
(AMDISA), Nepal Administrative Staff College, Kathmandu, Nepal is pleased to invite
you to register and participate at the 11th South Asian Management Forum 2011. The Forum
aims to provide a platform to bring together academicians, scholars, practicing managers and
students of management and business of South Asian countries and exchange views and
experience on the theme “Managing Change for Sustainable Development in the SAARC
Region” The sub-themes are at Annexure to the Call for Papers.

Research papers and panel proposals are invited on all management topics with relevance to
the conference theme and priority will be given to papers focusing on management issues in
South Asia.


Submission of concept note /proposal/abstract : 31st January, 2011

Concept note/proposal/abstract acceptance notification: 15th February, 2011

Submission of final paper : 31st March, 2011

Final paper acceptance notification : 15th April, 2011

Last date for registration : 30th April, 2011


Faculty Member : $200 US

Research Scholar/Student : $150 US

Manager/Executive : $300 US

The registration fee covers lunch, dinner, snacks, conference materials and Forum


Registration after 10 April, 2011 will require additional payment of a late fee of $50 US.


Registration fee should be sent in US dollars by Demand Draft in favor of Nepal

Administrative Staff College and mailed to Executive Director, Nepal Administrative Staff
College. There is no provision for refund or cancellation of registration.


NASC will publish the Forum Proceedings with the papers of the conference. Papers could
also be published in AMDISA South Asian Journal of Management after further review.


Mr. Shivhari Adhikari

Training and Research Officer
Nepal Administrative Staff College
Ph: +977 9841634081
Fax: +977 1 5524906


Please visit the AMDISA and Nepal Administrative Staff College web pages at and for more information about the conference. You may also
contact the following.

Mr. Dinesh Pradhan

Deputy Director
Nepal Administrative Staff College
Phone: +977 9841295585
Fax: +977 1 5524906



1. Final paper(s) must be 6 to 8 pages long, single-spaced.

2. The deadline for submission of full paper is 31st March, 2011 (postmarked).
3. At least one author MUST pre-register for the conference by 10th March, 2011 without
which paper will not be included in the proceedings. At least one author must present the
paper at the conference.
4. Papers should be sent via email to the address given below.
5. The registration fee is $200.00 U.S for each person. Please make your BANK
DRAFT payable to “Nepal Administrative Staff College”.
6. Please complete the attached “Registration Form” and send it with your bank draft to
the following address:

Name: Shiv Prasad Poudyal

Deputy Director
Nepal Administrative Staff College or AMDISA
Ph: 977 9841342414
Fax: 977 15524906

1. Preparing Final Manuscript

1. Papers should be completed in Microsoft WORD 2000 (or higher version) and typed
on 8.5” by 11” paper, single-spaced.
2. The first page should have a spacing of 1.5 inch from the top edge and a 1 inch
margin on both sides and bottom of the page. All other pages will have a 1 inch
margin all around.
3. The title should be in bold capital letters, in Times New Roman 14-point font, and
the names of the authors should be in Times New Roman 12 point font.
4. There should be a 0.25 inch (1/4 inch) space between the title and the names and
affiliations of the authors.
5. Abstracts (for full papers) should not exceed 120 words typed in Times New Roman
Italics with 12 point font, and be placed 0.25 inch (1/4 inch) below the names and
affiliations of the authors.
6. The first heading should be Times New Roman in Bold Capital letters, 12-point
font, and 0.5 inch from the abstract. The second headings should be Times New
Roman bold, 12-point font, with a 0.25 inch (1/4 inch) space from the text and the

third headings should be Times New Roman bold and italics, 12-point font, with a
0.25 inch (1/4 inch) space from the text. All headings must be left aligned.
7. The text should be in Times New Roman 12-point font, paragraphs should be left-
aligned with double space between paragraphs and references and notes should also
be left justified.
8. Please include a brief (25 word) biographic sketch for each author at the end of the
9. Tables, Figures, and Illustrations—Use the entire page width for tables and graphs,
where required, then continue with text. All tables, figures, illustrations, etc. should
be included in the text of the paper. Tables should be consistent with the text and
facing the same direction. The endnotes should be consecutively numbered within
the text, and substance of the endnotes should appear at the end, preceding the

Please note that the paper(s) that will not follow the guidelines will be returned to the
author(s) for correction and resubmission.

2. Review Process and Evaluation Criteria

There will be a blind review process for evaluating the manuscript by at least one anonymous
reviewer. It is recommended that authors have colleagues review their manuscripts prior to
submission to the conference. The conference authority strives to provide decisions and
constructive feedback to authors.

(a) Significance of the theoretical and methodological contributions;

(b) Degree to which the manuscript fits the theme of the conference;
(c) Appropriateness of the literature review;
(d) Adequacy of the design and execution of the study;
(e) Appropriateness of the analysis;
(f) Quality of the discussion and interpretation of the results;
(g) Clarity of presentation;
(h) Implications for practitioners, academicians and scholars.

3. Abstract and Keywords

Manuscripts must include an abstract of approximately 120 words (maximum of 960

characters, including spaces) that succinctly summarizes the key points. A list of two to five
keywords should be included to identify the contents of the paper.

4. References

References should be listed in alphabetical order. Each listed reference should be cited in the
text, and each work cited in the text should be listed in the References. Basic formats are as

4.1 Journals and Periodicals

For Single Author

Rahman Ataur (1986). A Factor Analytic Study on the Validity of a Union

Commitment Scale. Journal of Applied Psychology 12(1): 129–136.

For Double Authors

Rahman Ataur, Islam Nurul (1986). A Factor Analytic Study on the Validity of a
Union Commitment Scale. Journal of Applied Psychology 12(1): 129-136.

For Multiple Authors

Khan Mizanur Rahman, Islam AFM Monirul, Das Debobroto (1986). A Factor
Analytic Study on the Validity of a Union Commitment Scale. Journal of Applied
Psychology 12(1): 129–136.

4.2 Conference Proceedings

Mittal KC, Singh Gurdip, Kaur Narinder, Dangwal RC (2004). Globalization and
Firm Competitiveness – Selected Case Studies of Local Exporting Companies in
Malaysia. Proceedings of the 8th South Asian Management Forum. Lahore:
Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia. pp. 330-340.

4.3 Books and Edited Books

4.3.1 Books

Mitchell TR, Larson John R (1987). People in Organizations: An Introduction to

Organizational Behavior (3rd Edition). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company.

4.3.2 Edited Books

Laudon Jane P (1999). Information Systems in Business Management. In Laudon

Kenneth C, Teng James TC (Eds). Management Information Systems. Kathmandu:
Academy of Management Information Systems, pp. 45-57.

4.4 Unpublished Dissertation/Paper

Uddin Kamal (2000). A Study of Corporate Governance in a Developing Country: A

Case of Bangladesh (Unpublished Dissertation). Hong Kong: Lingnan University.

4.5 Newspapers

Yunus Mohammad (2005). Micro Credit and Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh. The
Bangladesh Observer, 23 March, p. 9.

5. In-Text Citation

References should be properly cited in the text of the article. The basic formats for citation in
the text are as follows:

For Single Author

Example: Over last two decades, micro credit appeared as an important tool for alleviating
poverty in developing countries like Bangladesh (Weber 2004).

For Double Authors

Example: However, the overall success of micro credit program not only depends on
immediate alleviation of poverty but also on its long-term sustainability and asset
accumulation (Islam and Rahman 1996).

For Three or More Authors

Example: The purpose of the micro credit program is to give the loans to the poor people for
self-employment that generate income, allow them to care for themselves and their families
(Sankaran et al 2005).

For Two or More References

Example: Entrepreneurs are persons who seek profitable opportunity and take risk to
establish a business venture (Islam 1990, Bureau of Business Research 2000, Weber 2004).

6. Figures

Figures and illustrations or graphic files, if used, should be supplied in the PowerPoint
format. High-quality printouts or glossies, which are suitable for photographic reproduction,
are needed for all figures. Please avoid dark tints and complex shading, and do not send any
illustrations in color.

7. Footnotes

Authors are discouraged to use footnotes. However, if it is essential please put it at the end of
the article before the reference section.

8. Copyright

The Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA),

Hyderabad, India reserves full copyright for articles published in SAMF 2011 Proceedings.


Nepal Administrative Staff College


11th SAMF, 2011

Shri Shiv Prasad Poudyal
Deputy Director
Nepal Administrative Staff College or AMDISA
Lalitpur, Nepal
Ph: 977 9841342414
Fax: 977 15524906

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Theme: Managing Change for Sustainable Development in the SAARC Region

The sub-themes of the Conference are:

Macro level managing change

• Governance reforms in SAARC countries

• Managing for development results
• Policy reforms at the national and regional level
• Public sector reforms
• Managing transitions
• Sustainable development and climate change
• Inclusive development

Technology and managing change

• Innovations in managing change through technologies

• New technology adoption for improvements in systems and processes
• E-governance and ICT in public sector
• Public-private partnership in change process
• Indigenous appropriate technology

Organizational level change management

• Efforts of Government organizations in introducing and sustaining change

• Organizational transformation
• Service delivery system e.g. one window/door service
• Organizational culture and change
• Public service delivery improvement programmes
• Knowledge management and organizational learning for quality service improvement
• Quality management/total quality management
• Organization development intervention programmes in public sector organizations
• Resource efficiency for organizational growth and coping with competition
• Training intervention strategies at the organizational level change
• Administrative reforms
• Institutional reforms and institution building and change management

People dimension of change

• Personal learning and development for managing change

• Management development efforts - Leadership development for managing change
• Training interventions at the individual level change skills attitude, values and belief
• Human capital development

Inter country / Regional Development

• Dealing with barriers: trade and non trade; political and regulatory
• Common market issues and problems with SAFTA
• Sub-regional development: options and approaches
• Public-Private partnership at regional countries
• Managing disaster