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India Strategy Conference | Dec 16-18, 2024 | Ahmedabad, India

  • 1.  India Strategy Conference | Dec 16-18, 2024 | Ahmedabad, India

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    Dear all,

    We are pleased to announce the second edition of the "India Strategy Conference" - a joint initiative by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and the Indian School of Business. The 2024 edition of the conference will take place at IIM Ahmedabad during Dec 16-18, 2024. (with pre-conference workshops on Dec 15-16). Please see the detailed Call for Proposals below and at the Conference Webpage.

    Please consider submitting your proposal and attending the conference. 

    Chitra Singla, Seung Hoon Lee & Amit Karna (Conference co-chairs)
    Conference email id: isc2024@iima.ac.in 


    Call for Proposals


    Over the past decade or so, the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly Machine Learning (ML) and data-driven techniques, with decision-making, has been highly influential in the way organizations are strategizing for the future. This has led to firms re-imagine their decision-making processes, customer interfaces and even the business models. AI has profoundly influenced the reshaping of organizational dynamics. It has permeated operational frameworks and strategic formulations within businesses across the world. AI, as a concept, denotes a network of computer systems endowed with the capacity to comprehend a complex environment, and make choices encompassing information from a diverse set of data forms such as numerical data, speech, text, and images. AI systems also exhibit a learning capability, drawing insights from historical patterns, and executing actions to optimize the realization of predefined objectives. The application of AI technologies has, in turn, undergone a transformative impact on the decision-making processes of organizations.

    We hope through the India Strategy Conference 2024, we will be able to bring together researchers, educators, and managers to a common platform for discussing these issues and to enable the global community of strategy scholars and practitioners to engage with these phenomena.

    We encourage submissions of proposals that are empirical (qualitative or quantitative), conceptual or purely theoretical in nature and employ strategic management theories to investigate the impact of AI and ML on strategy and strategic decision-making. We also welcome proposals to carry out simulations, systematic literature reviews or meta-analysis on the topic. The submissions to the conference theme tracks should focus on (but are not limited) to issues associated with:

    • How does AI impact value creation, delivery, and capture in a firm?
    • How does AI transform industry structure, shape competitive forces and strategy, and facilitate new business models?
    • What are the necessary complementary assets for firms to leverage AI effectively to compete in the market?
    • What role does AI play in formulating platform strategies while shaping the emergence of ecosystems?
    • What are the funding, scaling and governance challenges faced by AI enabled new ventures and how do they address these?
    • What role can AI play in Corporate Strategy and managing a portfolio of diversified businesses?
    • How can AI support or enable TMT decision-making and board governance?
    • How is AI replacing human talent and what role should the strategic human resource management play in ensuring the competitiveness of the firm is enhanced with proper use of AI backed decision making.

    Scholars are invited to submit original manuscript proposals that have theoretical and/or empirical contributions which either address the conference theme or fall into one of the following tracks at the conference. Submitters who are uncertain of the appropriate track for their submissions should contact the conference committee.

    Track 1) Conference Theme : Strategizing in an AI dominated world
    Track 2) Environment, Society and Governance (ESG) and Non-Market Strategy
    Track 3) Internationalization and Global Strategy
    Track 4) Technology, Innovation and Digital Transformation
    Track 5) Family Business and Entrepreneurship
    Track 6) Leadership and Human Capital

    Original proposals should not exceed a total of 7 pages or about 4000 words, inclusive of figures, tables, references and all other material. The proposals should use single spacing and not less than 10-point font. References are required and must be included in the proposal document using APA style. Proposals should include a) Title, not exceeding 100 characters, b) abstract, not exceeding 125 words. Proposals should not include author names to maintain confidentiality in the review process.

    The proposals should be submitted directly to the 2024 India Strategy Conference portal (https://indiastrategy.org/). The submissions will be peer-reviewed, and select papers will be published in the conference proceedings (option will be provided to withdraw from the proceedings). You are welcome to volunteer to participate as session chairs and reviewers by contacting the track chairs directly.


    The conference will also host a variety of professional development workshops and interactive sessions. These will be designed for multiple audiences as indicated below:

    • Methods Workshop: The workshop will deep dive into two or three methods in smaller groups. It will be primarily for early stage researchers (doctoral students and faculty).
    • Editors' Panel: A panel of editors from a Top international journal will discuss the submission to publication process and answer queries from the audience on how to increase the chances of publishing in top journals.
    • Practitioner Sessions: There will be sessions where the participants will be introduced to contemporary issues facing the world of practice. In these sessions, top executives who handle strategic issues will participate and share unique experiences from their professional careers. These sessions are aimed at building interfaces between the world of practice and academic research.
    • Career Talks: Veteran academics will share their academic journeys and provide useful tips to the early career academics to excel in professional journeys.
    • Director's Panel: This panel aims to bring together academic leaders from Indian business schools and overseas to share their rich and varied experiences and to explore some of the critical aspects of advancing scholarship in India.

    All the sessions including the pre-conference workshops will be free for attendees registered for the conference. The applications for these pre-conference workshops will open after paper acceptances are sent.


    • Submission System opens: June 1, 2024
    • Proposal submission deadline: August 1, 2024
    • Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2024
    • Early registration fee payment: November 1, 2024
    • Pre-conference workshops: December 15-16, 2024
    • Conference Dates: December 16-18, 2024

    Submission details and other relevant conference information will be available on this website.


    The accepted papers will be considered for awards, including Best Paper Award (and runners-up), Best Track submission, Best Doctoral Student, Best Emerging Scholar in Strategy, and other sponsored awards. The awards will include a certificate and cash prize.


    Registration fees for the conference will be as follows:

    Participant TypeEarly Bird
    (Before Nov 1, 2024)
    (Before Dec 10, 2024)
    (Dec 15-18, 2024)
    Full-time Academics
    (from outside India)
    US$ 350US$ 400US$ 450
    Full-time Academics
    (from India)
    INR 20,000INR 25,000INR 30,000
    Full-time Doctoral Students
    Academic Associates
    Research Associates
    Teaching Associates
    INR 10,000INR 15,000INR 20,000
    Executives, Entrepreneurs, MBA StudentsINR 20,000INR 25,000INR 30,000

    There will be partial and full registration fee waiver available for selected doctoral students with accepted papers.


    IIM Ahmedabad will provide accommodation to a few attendees based on available accommodation. In addition to the campus accommodation, there will be accommodation available at nearby hotels in the city. For more details, please visit the Accommodation tab on this website.


    Secretariat: isc2024@iima.ac.in and secretariat@indiastrategy.org

    Co-chairs: Prof. Chitra Singla, IIM Ahmedabad (chitras@iima.ac.in)
    Prof. Amit Karna, IIM Ahmedabad (karna@iima.ac.in)
    Prof. Seung Hoon Lee, ISB (SeungHoon_Lee@isb.edu)


    ISC is delighted to have Strategic Management Division (STR) - a division of the Academy of Management as a co-sponsor of the conference.  The Strategic Management (STR) division of the Academy of Management (AOM) is the largest association of strategic management scholars in the world with over 5500 members. The division encourages and supports the development and dissemination of knowledge relevant to general managers and those who study, shape, or influence the strategy of organizations, as well as effective teaching of these issues. More details at: https://str.aom.org/