Advances in Leadership & Management ‘Merging Eastern and Western Perspectives’

International Conference at Indus Business Academy, Bangalore in association with Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

Event Details


Indus Business Academy
Lakshmipura, Thataguni Post, Kanakapura Main Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560062 India


September 04, 2017 3:30 am - September 06, 2017 12:30 pm

Societies and economies, particularly in the Eastern parts of our world, are changing dramatically at the beginning of the 21st. century. A young, new well-educated generation with outstanding social capabilities is ready to start their journeys in various fields of profession. Classic management and leadership models are increasingly insufficient to handle complex circumstances as well as meeting next generation’s requirements. Nor are they powerful enough to address markets and clients which are drifting towards total individualism or complete customizing. This conference will display and connect the most promising from East and West in the context of leadership and management. It will cover high end research and advanced practice, which are able to address intelligently today’s and future’s problems of an increasingly complex and changing world.

Zurich University of Applied Sciences is a key partner in the conference and will bring Switzerland’s perspective on leadership and management challenges.

swissnex India is pleased to be a knowledge partner of the conference.

Conference Format

This conference is limited to around 20 international scholars with research interest in advances in management and leadership. It is suggested that each scholar may bring 2 to 5 students along. The students will have additional sessions apart from the professors to discuss and create their own unique, and hopefully creative perspectives on the subject. They represent the next generation, therefore they would be given space to think outside of the box and share their creativity as much as possible. Last day of the conference will be devoted to a co-creation Workshop rooted in design thinking to challenge the process of knowledge creation as well as the scholars themselves.

Conference Participation Fee

International Scholars 200 US$

International students 50 US$

Scholars from emerging countries 100 US$

Students from emerging countries 30 US$

Indian scholars `3,500

Indian students `750

Conference convenors

Prof. Subhash Sharma, Indus Business Academy, Bangalore (
Prof. Michael Zirkler, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Zurich (
Prof. K. B. Akhilesh, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (
Prof. Yungpin Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (

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