2nd International Conference on Fostering Resilient Business Ecosystems and Economic Growth
Dates: 27th April to 29th April 2022
Dr. D. Y. Patil B-School successfully conducted its 2nd International conference in collaboration with Soetomo University, Indonesia and AIMS India. This three-day International conference was conducted from 27th April to 29th April 2022. IQAC and Research and Publication cell organized this International conference – via online mode to unleash the methods businesses must adapt or adopt to have a resilient business ecosystem in the next normal.
The three-day event was a platform for academicians, researchers, professors, industry, corporates, consultants, technocrats, and students with solid research orientation to develop, discuss and present their studies and emerging ideas for sustained and resilient business ecosystem and economic growth
Giving a kick to the discussions on a resilient business ecosystem in the next normal, Dr. Sonali Saha – opened the Inaugural ceremony of the conference with the e-lighting of the lamp and Saraswati Vandana.
Prof. (Dr.) Atul Kumar, the conference convener, then spoke a few words about the theme of the conference and what is in for the audience in this 3 –day's journey. Dr. Somnath Patil – Secretary – Dr. D. Y. Patil Unitech Society was present to honour the chief dignitaries during the inaugural ceremony. Dr. Amol Gawande- Director Dr. D. Y. Patil B-School welcomed the guests, the participants and the audience. Followed by the director's welcome address, the session's chief guest - Dr. K. K. Agarwal – Chairman N.B.A was invited to share his views with the audience. The other invitees and the guests of honour for the inaugural ceremony were Dr. Neeraj Saxena-Advisor, AICTE, New Delhi, Er. B. S. Yadav – Chancellor, IES University, Bhopal; Prof. (Dr.) Sunaina Singh – Vice-Chancellor, Nalanda University; Prof. Soren Rigglesen – Senior Management executive & NASA business advisory board and Prof. Kathan Shukla-Associate Professor, IIM-Ahmedabad.
The extended session of the inaugural ceremony had keynote speeches from specific eminent speakers, and dignitaries like Prof. Dr. Raj Singh Vice Chancellor, Jain (Deemed to be University); Dr. Meithiana Indrasari - Chairperson, College of communication studies AWS, Indonesia; Dr. Rashmi Banga- Senior Economic Officer, United Nations conference on trade and Development (UNCTAD), Switzerland; Dr. Ankit Gandhi – Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Technology; Manfred Kiesel- Director, International Management, Germany; Prof.(Dr.) Jochen Wirtz- Vice Dean, National University of Singapore; Dr. Bambang Radtya, Vice Dean, University of Soetomo, Surabaya, Indonesia; Dr. Rong Zhang- Nishinippon Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan; Phung Thai Minh Trang- Hoa Sen University, Vietnam The Inaugural ceremony of the conference had 300 participants from different parts of the country.
Followed by the inaugural session was the pre-conference workshop on Advance mechanisms for mediation and moderation in SEM using process Macro. The resource person for this pre-conference workshop was Dr. Vikas Arya – Assistant Professor – Marketing – Rabat Business School, Morocco. The workshop was intended to train the researchers w.r.t. what is moderation and mediation analysis in Structural equation modelling and how is it used via process macro.
In the workshop session, the trainer – Dr. Vikas Arya covered the topics like what is moderators and mediation and how the analysis is done. He spoke about the structural equation modelling. Structural equation modeling (SEM) is a very general, very powerful multivariate technique. It uses a conceptual model, path diagram and system of linked regression-style equations to capture complex and dynamic relationships within a web of observed and unobserved variables. He also demonstrated the advantages of using structural equation modeling instead of standard regression methods for mediation analysis. Using certain data sets, the participants were taught to use SEM for mediation analysis using Process Macro. There were around 200 participants in the workshop.
The following two days 28th & 29th April 2022, the research paper presentations were divided into five tracks, per day and each track had three sessions. The next two days were the marathon of paper presentations and keynote speeches from various countries around the globe. The keynote speeches at the conference had representations from 29 countries, namely- U.S.A., Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Slovakia, Peru, Russia, Iraq, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Ukraine, Tunisia, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Denmark, East Africa and Colombia.
online research article presentations of the research scholars/researchers. The presentations were made in the different tracks categorized as per the specialisations. Each presentations were presided/judged by the experienced session chairs. The best research papers were awarded first, second and third prize - a cash prize of 30,000(INR), 15,000(IN) and 7500(INR) respectively. All the research articles presented in the conference were included in the conference proceedings published by Dr. D. Y. Patil B-School.
The Valedictory Session was conducted on 29th April 2022 between 3:00pm -6:00pm. The dignitaries present for the valedictory session were Lt. Col Kailash Bansal – Director, AICTE, New Delhi; Col. B. Venkat – Director, AICTE, New Delhi; Prof.(Dr.) D. K. Patnaik – Vice-Chancellor- Medicaps University; Prof. Ajay Rana – Vice- Chancellor, Shobhit University, Prof. M. M. Goel, Vice-Chancellor, Starex University; Prof. (Dr.) C. V. Reddy – Vice Chancellor, K. K. University; Prof. Dr. Dileep Kumar M. – Pro- Vice Chancellor, GNS University, India; Prof. Vidyanand Jha – IIM Calcutta, Omar Monzeglio – senior expert witness/Technical financial advisor, Italy.
The valedictory session concluded with the vote of thanks given by Ms. Geetika Jha