||International Conference onAgribusiness and Food Industry in Developing Countries : Opportunities and Challenges|
(August 10-12, 2007)
Call for Papers
Indian Institute of Management,Lucknow
Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road, Lucknow
-226013, U.P., India
||in association with
Background and Objectives
The concept of agribusiness started gaining academic and professional acceptability ever since Goldberg and Davis first defined the term in 1957. They viewed it as ‘the sum total of all operations involved in the manufacture and distribution of farm supplies; production operations on the farm; and the storage, processing and distribution of farm commodities and the items made from them.’ This definition established agriculture as an industry that goes far beyond simply growing crops and raising animals. Agriculture-based activities remain the mainstay of developing economies in spite of their constant industrialization and tertiarisation over past four decades. Role of agriculture and agriculture-based enterprises gains further importance in view of the fact that large portion of population in these countries is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture for their livelihood. Moreover, such economies have comparative advantage in agriculture-based industrialization. Thus, agribusiness-led growth has good potential to contribute in sustained economic development of these countries. Recent trends in globalization and integration of international consumer market offer further opportunities for development of agribusiness and food industry across the World which would also benefit developing countries, provided they could suitably manage their resources to tap the emerging opportunities. However, the prospective opportunities are also likely to be accompanied by several challenges which will need to be addressed.
The conference aims to explore and map various opportunities for agribusiness and food industry in developing countries in the internationally-integrated and globalized economic environment and identify challenges likely to be faced. The conference will attempt to explore promising institutional mechanisms and innovative business models for strengthening of agribusiness and food industry in developing countries. Case studies and empirical research outcomes will be the key tools of the conference deliberations.
Researchers, academicians and agribusiness managers and policymakers are invited to submit case studies and well-researched articles on following themes
- Agribusiness-Management Education
- Innovative Agribusiness Models
- Agri-food Supply Chain Management
- Healthy Food and Food Quality Management
- Institutional Arrangements for Farmer-Market Linkages
- Agri-input Businesses
- Agriculture Services: Finance, Insurance, Extension
- Commodity Trading
The case studies on different conference themes should spotlight successful examples, as to how initiatives were taken, potential was tapped, and how success was achieved. Research articles should add to existing knowledge in sub-theme areas.
Submission of Papers
Authors should electronically (through e-mail) submit up to 1000-word abstract of their case studies/papers briefly describing objectives, methodology and findings to the address given at the end. Authors should also submit a 200-word (per author) biography and scanned passport-size photograph along with the abstract. Decision on acceptance of case studies/papers will be communicated electronically to the respective authors within three weeks. Subsequently, authors will be required to submit Full case study/paper (5000 to 6000 words) within 4 weeks from the date of communication. Full case studies/papers are required to be submitted in both hard and soft copies.
Text format for abstract and full paper:
- Paper size: A4 (8.27 x 11.69 Inches)
- Font type & size: Times New Roman, 12
- Spacing between lines: 1.5
- Margin on page edges: 1 Inch on all sides
Registration Procedure and Fee
Willing participants should fill the enclosed Registration Form and submit to the Organizers latest by July 31, 2007 along with requisite fee. Filled-in registration form can be sent electronically or by post. In case of electronic submission of registration form, requisite fee should reach organizers by July 31, 2007. Registration fee should be remitted through Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque favouring Indian Institute of Management - AMC payable at Lucknow (India).
|Category of delegate
||Before July 31, 2007
||After July 31, 2007
- Submission of Abstracts: May 20, 2007
- Communication of decision on acceptance: May 30, 2007
- Electronic submission of Full case studies/papers: June 25, 2007
- Submission of Hard copies of Full case studies/papers: July 9, 2007
- Submission of Registration Fee and Form: July 31, 2007
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow,
Prabandh Nagar, Off Sitapur Road,
Lucknow - 226 013,
Uttar Pradesh, India
Phone: +91 522 2734101, 2734111-120, 2736987
Fax: +91 522 2734027
The Conference will be held at the campus of the
About IIM Lucknow
The conference is being organized by the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML). IIML, established in 1984, is one of the six national level management institutes set up by the Government of India. It is an autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. Mission of the Institute comprises helping improve the management of the corporate and the non-corporate sectors and also the public systems, through pursuit of excellence in management education, research, consultancy and training. In order to fulfill its objectives, the Institute undertakes a diverse range of academic and professional activities aimed at creation, dissemination and application of management knowledge to the various sectors of the economy and society. Main activities of the Institute includes Post-Graduate Programme in Management, Post-Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management, Fellow Programme in Management, Post-Graduate Programme in Business Management for Working Managers, Management Development Programmes, and Research and Consultancy.
Agriculture Management Centre (AMC) has been established at IIM-Lucknow for providing expert advice to implementing agencies of Agricultural Development Projects for improving the effectiveness of the projects. Besides, it aims to generate knowledge of efficient management of farm sector through field-based research leading to suitable policy interventions and imparting training to development administrators, policy makers and corporate managers.
||Faculty Block (Chintan)
||PGP Block (Bodhi Ghari)
Accommodation & Local Transport
Accommodation for participants can be arranged, if requested, at the Institute’s Guest House (IIML Campus) on payment basis. However, participants are free to arrange their accommodation at their own in Lucknow City. Organizers will arrange local transport between City Office of the Institute and Conference Venue.
* Rates in INR
||Phone / Fax (STD Code-0522)
|Exec. Enclave at IIML
||IIM Lucknow Campus
|The Taj Residency
||5300 - 5800
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|Hotel Clarks Awadh
||8, M.G. Marg, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Hotel Gemini Continental
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||3550 - 4150
||10, Rani Laxmibai Marg Hazratganj
||698 - 880
||787 - 960
||6 Sapru Marg
|Hotel Deep Awadh
||608 - 799
||650 - 842
||Naka Hindola (Near Charbagh)
||Hotel Deep Palace
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||5 Vidhan Sabha Marg
Prof. Sushil KumarAssociate Professor & Conference DirectorIndian Institute of Management LucknowOff Sitapur Road,Prabandh Nagar, Lucknow- 226013Tel: 91-522-2736987/2734016; Fax: 91-522-2734027 Email: email@example.com
|Prof. Surendra P. SinghProfessor, AgribusinessDepartment of Agricultural SciencesTennessee State University3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.Nashville, TN 37209-1561Tel. 1 -615-9635829; Fax: 1-615-963-5888Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
||Jay T. Akridge
Director and James & Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural EconomicsPurdue Univ. Center for Food & Agricultural BusinessKrannert Building, Room 781403 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2 056Tel. 1 -765-4944327; Fax: 1-765-4944333Email:email@example.com
||Prof. M K Awasthi
Assistant Professor, Agribusiness Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Off Sitapur Road, Prabandh Nagar, Lucknow- 226013, U.P. (India) Tel: 91-522-2736979; Fax: 91-522-2734027Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
|Prof. Suresh R. LondheProfessor, Agribusiness ManagementCollege of Business & Applied professional SciencesSouth Carolina State UniversityP. O. Box 7266, Orangeburg, SC 29117Tel: 1-803-5368300; Fax: 1-803-5333639Email:email@example.com
||Prof. Jabir AliAssistant Professor, Agribusiness Indian Institute of Management LucknowOff Sitapur Road, Prabandh Nagar,Lucknow- 226013, U.P. (India)Tel: 91-522-2736978; Fax: 91-522-2734027Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
||Dr. B K SikkaProfessor, Marketing ManagementCollege of Agribusiness ManagementG B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology,Pantnagar – 263145, Uttarakhand (India)Tel: 91-5944-234539; Fax: 91-522-2734027Email:email@example.com
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