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This track invites papers which focus on strategies for competitiveness, an emerging field of high relevance for leaders in corporates, academia, industry and governments. Interdisciplinary field of competitiveness has linkages with all functional areas. Hence, we welcome researchers to submit papers that innovatively explore interfaces of their functional expertise in leadership, strategy, Operations & SCM, HRM, Finance & Corporate Governance, Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) and competitiveness.

Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes or topics: Clusters and competitiveness; Machine Intelligence, ML and AI and digital transformation, corporate governance, environmental strategy, digital platforms, strategy as practice, green innovation, digital entrepreneurship, responsible finance, strategic leadership and sustainability.

The track focuses on understanding new technologies that often requires significant changes in workflows and organizational culture. Strategic leaders are responsible for managing these transitions effectively, ensuring that employees are trained and prepared for the changes. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: Leadership, Technology and leadership, Leading technology organisations, Leadership styles, agile and adaptable, responsible leadership, resilient leadership, strategic leadership.

The track focuses on how strategic human resource management practitioners and scholars present their elucidations on changing organizational behaviour and human resource practices. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: Strategic Human Resource Management, building a resilient workforce, gig economy workers, technological advancement in HR and its strategic impact, Change management, HR functions and business, Strategic Behaviour

This session aims to explore how marketers navigate this complex landscape, adapt their strategies, and capitalize on emerging trends to drive sustainable growth. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: Marketing strategies, changing consumer behaviour, technological advancements, global disruptions, consumer driven strategies

This track invites paper which recognizes the pivotal role of technology in shaping financial decision-making processes and strategies across industries. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: Intersection of finance and technology, financial management, financial strategies, risk management, and organizational growth, role of securities markets in sustaining economic growth, technology-driven financial strategies, financial performance, risk mitigation.

This track welcomes submissions exploring a data-driven approach relevant to supply chain and operation management for strategic research and application. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: Digital twin, simulation, optimization, prediction-optimization, digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, internet of things, strategic operation models, resilient and sustainable supply chain.

Aligning with the conference theme, this track welcomes conceptual, theoretical, and empirical research papers. We encourage a focus on how businesses can utilize AI and ML to achieve strategic growth. The focus of the track is to conduct research into the extent of AI and ML applications and their various functions in business. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: effectiveness and efficiency of data-driven decision making, development of predictive analytics to predict market trends, application of AI and ML techniques, generative AI, use of data-driven insights for strategic decision-making, customer experience personalization and efficiency improvement, continuous innovation through rapid prototyping.

This track welcomes researchers to submit conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers investigating how entrepreneurs are overcoming obstacles, grasping opportunities, and creating a positive impact while fostering sustainable growth in their businesses. By encouraging dialogue and knowledge exchange in this critical domain, we aim to persuade and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to steer the way toward a more sustainable future and contribute to the growing literature on entrepreneurship. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: innovative strategies, durability and resilience of their enterprises, entrepreneurial strategies, sustainable growth, social entrepreneurship, sustainability and impact investing, inclusive business practices, technology and innovation enabled entrepreneurship, digital transformation, ecosystem collaboration, data driven entrepreneurial strategies, regulatory and policy Impact.

Researchers are encouraged to submit conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers in this track with a focus on successful international business strategies in recent times emphasising on agility, innovation, sustainability, and collaboration to navigate complexities and capitalize on opportunities in a rapidly evolving global marketplace. By embracing sustainable business operations via responsible supply chain management, community engagement, or philanthropy, international business strategy aligns with ethical imperatives. As a result, it provides a competitive advantage in a global marketplace that is rapidly evolving. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: International business strategies, agility, innovation, ethical business, global market dynamics, responsible international supply chain.

The track invites papers with the focus on role of leadership in ESG domain. With Climate Risks looming the globe, a leader with the right set of strategic agenda, can transform an organization into a future which rests on Co-creation Value System. Climate Ecopreneurs are on a rise and will lead the world for constructive disruption in the entrepreneurship landscape. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: ESG strategies, climate risk, corporate governance, sustainability, Climate Ecopreneurs, co- creation, technology driven ESG strategies

This track invites paper which focuses on Developing and implementing an effective and secure AI strategy, Planning, governing, and communicating the business value of technology delivering a high-performing organisation, and technological innovation. The presenters can also present research on on optimising tech stack and services, Evaluating and experimenting with emerging technologies, improving security strategy, Managing risk. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: technological innovation, generative AI to humanoid robots, quantum computing, secure AI strategy, Generative AI, security strategy.

This track invites paper which focuses on researches on firms which organise themselves to create and deliver value for the large market. The track also invites papers on competitive advantage and sustainable growth, Business long-term and short-term strategy paradoxes, global vs local market strategies. Submission can be related to, but not limited to, the following sub-themes: Corporate strategies, global markets, strategic initiatives, sustainable business strategies, value creation, institutional theory, resource based view.

This track invites case studies in the management area. The case submission shall have case consent, clear dilemma, and opportunities for case discussion. Along with the case, the researcher shall submit a teaching note.