National Seminar on“Strategic Dimensions of Value Chain for Sustainable Development” Sponsored by UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION 1st September 2012 (Saturday) Organised by College of Management Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Kakryal, Katra, Sub Post office - 182320 Jammu & Kashmir www.smvdu.net.in
College of Management, SMVD University, Katra J&KShri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) has been established under the Jammu andKashmir Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Act, 1999, an Act of the J&K State Legislature(ACT No. XII of 1999 dated 12th May 1999) as an autonomous, highly Technical & fullyResidential University. The University started functioning as an academic unit in Aug 2004and was inaugurated on 19th August 2004 at the hands of the then His Excellency Presidentof India Dr. A.P. J. Abdul Kalam. The University is approved by UGC under Section 2(F) &Section 12(B) of UGC Act of 1956. It has four colleges and fourteen schools impartingeducation in field of engineering, sciences and humanities. The technical programs of theUniversity are recognized by AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) whilearchitecture program is recognized by Council of Architecture.The College of Management has two constituent Schools i.e. School of Business and Schoolof Business Economics. These Schools offer two Year full time M.B.A. program, andM.B.A. (Business Economics) program besides offering PhD programs, respectively. Smartclasses, excellent class-rooms, seminar halls, rich library facilities, computer laboratory, highspeed internet labs, research based softwares, online journal access are some of the facilitieswhich support our mission of quality MBA education. Experienced faculty members, deeplyinvolved in research are at the core of each School. Each school offers a variety of fields ofspecialisation including Human Resource Management, Finance, Marketing & InformationTechnology, Econometrics etc. This gives the students a wide variety of choice coincidingwith their career plans.Education at COM emphasizes on general management skills and critical business thinkingwhich students learn from faculty, scholars and the prevailing scholastic environment.Students are equipped with special domain knowledge like Finance, Marketing, SupplyChain, Human Resource Management and Econometrics. Students are given ampleopportunity to cultivate creativity and exploit innovations in the work culture. Visits ofpeople from corporate world and academia are part of our curriculum to apprise the studentsof the corporate needs and the latest developments in theory. Industrial visits and trainingsare arranged to simulate the ground realities of corporate work and culture into their minds.College of Management (COM) recognizes the changing face of business and accordinglyaddress this in our teaching pedagogy and course curriculum. COM has created a distinctiveplace among the region’s successful business schools by combining rigorous course workwith industry out reach, thought leadership with up to date teaching, and valued traditionswith innovation.
Introduction to the SeminarThe value chain today is important since it helps in understanding the future linkages ofgrowth not at the level of local economy but also from local to regional and from regional toglobal. It creates a competitive advantage of the changes that are happening at the globallevel to ensure better avenues of the resources as well as the mobilization of the resources.The value networks are manageable to contribute towards the organizational efficiency andproductivity. Value chain can be effectively used for organizational alliances as deliberatestrategic moves. The strategic input of the value chain analysis thus provides for the inter-firm linkages for the competitive advantage. The Value Chain plays a key role in understanding the need and scope for systemiccompetitiveness. The analysis and identification of the core competencies lead to the strategicfocus areas of the firm. It further helps the firm to identify the current and future sources ofcore competencies that would lead the firm to outsource the functions where it has nodistinctive competencies, behaviour of the input determinate over the output, sources ofinnovation and up gradation and also improvement in the overall performance of the firm.Objective of Seminar The main purpose of the seminar is to create a platform for the knowledge buildingand dissemination in the area of value chain and its strategic dimensions. The aim of currentseminar is to share the information and knowledge in field of value chain and its strategic rolein gearing the organizational efficiency. The seminar would deal in the key result areas of the
value chain analysis, the forecasting tools for the value chain, and its growing importance formaking the best of globalization. It would also address the possibilities of value chain as aheuristic device as well as the analytical tool. The value chain as such has three basicelements such as (a) the repositories of transferable (b) governance for better output (c)different types of value chain.Scope of Seminar – The Seminar would cover following themes. Strategic importance for governance in value chain. Knowledge management in value chains Value chain innovation and up gradation Strategic importance of buyer seller relationship Value chain design and market solutions for the sustainable SME’s Value chain convergence into value constellation Use of value chain analysis in creating a lean and effective enterprise for strategic and competitive advantage. Support functions Value Chain Management (HR, Finance, Infrastructure) Strategic input of Value Chain for Non-Government Organizations Value Chain Practices in Agriculture sector Value Chain Strategies for Handicrafts Value Chain Management and Community Development Value Chain Strategies for sustaining rural community development.Call for Papers:The seminar invites academicians, researchers, and practitioners who have a keen learningdesire in the area of strategy and value chain analysis to participate in the seminar. Theseminar will have both invited and contributed papers. The organizing committee invitesresearch papers with reference to the seminar themes from leading researchers from academicinstitutions, research organizations, Non-government organizations (NGOs), civil societies,industries, and government officials etcetera from all over India. A special session will beplanned for young research scholars, especially those who are continuing their Ph.D. in areas.There will also be a provision of the poster presentation of the some selected papers onadditional charges. The selected papers would be published in the special issue of“Arthanveshan”, a biannual refereed Journal of College of Management.Guidelines for Submission of Papers: The contributors will have to send an abstract of maximum 300 words to the Organising secretary on or before 4th August 2012 preferably by an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org The abstract paper may ideally have four sections i.e introduction/rationale, objectives, data and methodology and results. The full papers must reach to us on or before the respective deadlines. The fully accepted paper should be of maximum 6000 words including tables, figures (properly incorporated in the text) and references. The front page of the manuscript must indicate the name of the author, affiliation and correspondence address, and conform to the following generic format:
Abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, findings / discussion, conclusion/implications and references. Papers should be typed in MS Word using TIMES NEW ROMAN, FONT 12 with 1” top and bottom, 1.25” left and right as the margin and spaced double. The title should be placed at the centre, capitalized and in bold, Font 16. All sub- headings should be left justified, capitalized and in bold, Font 14. Reference must follow Harvard Referencing style. All references should be at the end of the text in alphabetical order. All abstracts and full papers will be acknowledged upon receipt, and will go through a blind review process by our selected committee members. The accepted papers for presentation will be intimated to the first/ corresponding author should there be more than one author. Each of the participants/co-authors is required to pay the registration fee separately, should the co-author/s also wish to participate in the conference. The authors should certify that the abstract and full papers sent for the conference are not under concurrent consideration at any other conference or journal. The selection of papers for publication shall be the sole discretion of the review committeeRegistration:The registration fee for the conference is as follows:Categories AmountResearch Scholars Rs. 200/- per personAcademicians Rs. 500/- per personCorporate Rs. 1000/- per personThe Registration fee would include: Seminar Kit, High Tea/Tea, and Seminar Lunch only.Additional charges Rs. 100/- per paper would be charged for papers selected for posterpresentation. Also the selected certain papers can be allowed for presented in absentia.Registration fee should be sent through the demand draft in favour of “Registrar SMVDUniversity, Katra”, payable at Katra, along with the registration form.In case of scholar registration, copy of identity card or any other proof of being scholar dulyattested by the Head of the Department/Institution is mandatory to be produced at the time offormal registration, on the day of inauguration.Important Dates:- Last date for abstract submission: 4th August 2012 Date for intimation of acceptance of abstract: 16th August 2012 Last date for acceptance of full paper: 25th August 2012 Last date for the acceptance of registration form: 28th August 2012
Accommodations:Accommodation to the participants will be provided as per university norms within theUniversity campus, subject to availability for the duration of seminar. The accommodationwill be made available on twin sharing basis. For more information the participants maycontact Organising Secretary on the contacts given below.How to Reach SMVDU:Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is situated 40 Km North of Jammu in the scenicsurroundings of Trikuta foothills, near the holy town of Katra in District -Reasi. The Campusis situated close to the beautiful tourist resort of Jhajjar - Kotli. One can reach SMVDUcampus by local or private transport from Jammu. Option 1: Catch Taxi Directly from Ralway Station / Bus Stand / Airport directly to University Campus (Distance approximately 45 Kms.) Option 2: Board bus from Jammu Bus Stand/Railyway Station plying to Udhampur/ Katra but alight at Domel (Approx. 39 Kms.). Board Mini Bus from Domel to University (Approx. 6 Kms.) In the map given below SMVDU CAMPUS can be seen as the small black box.
Organizing Committee:Prof. R.N.K. Bamezai, PatronHon’ble Vice Chancellor, SMVDUProf. (Dr.) D.Mukhopadhyay, Seminar DirectorDean, COM, SMVDUDr Sunil Giri, COM, SMVDU ConvenorDr. Saurabh, COM, SMVDU Organising SecretaryDr. Hari Govind Mishra, COM, SMVDU TreasurerDr. Suparn Sharma, COM, SMVDU MemberDr. Jyoti Sharma, COM, SMVDU MemberDr. Kakoli Majumdar, COM, SMVDU MemberDr. Sushil Mehta, COM, SMVDU Member All Correspondences May Be Made To Dr. Saurabh Organizing Secretary College of Management Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University Sub post office: Katra, Jammu & Kashmir- 182320 Ph:09419216302, 01991-285535, 285524, 285634, 285699 Extn. 2422 E-mail: email@example.com , Saurabh.firstname.lastname@example.org