The 12th International Conference on Business Management – ICBM 2015, an annual research conference organised by the Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura will be held for the 12th consecutive year on December 7 and 8, 2015.
This year’s conference theme is ‘Future Sustainability, Governance and Ethics’, a contemporary theme which focuses on significant managerial concerns pertaining to academia and practitioners in the corporate and public sector organisations.
The objectives of this conference are to promote and publish relevant and current ideas on sustainability, governance and ethics, to disseminate knowledge on the theme ‘Future Sustainability, Governance and Ethics’ to a wider community and to enhance relationships and build a network between academics and practitioners.
Thus, the conference aims at providing a platform for researchers, educators, learners, academics, practitioners and policymakers both in the local and international arena, to share knowledge among each other. Key events of ICBM 2015 include the Industry Forum Session, the Academic Research Session and the Higher Degree Research Symposium.
The keynote speaker will be Prof. Ferdinand A. Gul, Head, Accounting and Finance and Director of Research of the School of Business, Monash University.
The Inauguration and the Industry Forum will be held on December 7 at the BMICH, whilst the Academic Research Session, Industry-based Case Study Session and the Higher Degree Research Symposium will be held on December 8 at the university premises.
The conference, which was organised under 14 tracks, attracted over 300 papers, of which 80 high-quality papers including industry-based case studies were finally selected through the desk and blind review process by an eminent panel of local and international reviewers, to be presented.
The Industry Forum Session, which intends to provide a link between the business community and the academics in sharing knowledge and building relationships for the benefit of various stakeholders and the wider society, will include eminent business personalities such as Prof. Rohana Kuruppu [Professor of Fashion and Textiles – RMIT, Brandix College of Clothing Technology], Sunil Wijesinghe [Management Consultant and Director, BizEx Consulting (Pvt.) Ltd, Non-Executive Director, United Motors Lanka PLC and Watawala Plantations PLC], Dileep Mudadeniya [Vice president John Keels Group, Head of Brand Marketing, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Cinnamon Hotel Management Ltd] and Dr. Lloyd Fernando [Programme Director, Public Policy, Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura] who will share their experiences and ideas.