XLRI Hosts National Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Society in Shillong

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XLRI Hosts National Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Society in Shillong

24th December, 2018: The Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadership at XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur recently conducted the ‘National Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Society’ in collaboration with St Antony’s College, Shillong from 13th to 15th December in Shillong.

XLRI Hosts National Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Society in Shillong

The three-day conference was inaugurated by Sri Lahkmen Rymbui, Education Minister, Meghalaya who was present as the Chief Guest. In his address at the conference, Sri Rymbui said that the conference was a timely initiative. He stressed that today’s entrepreneurs need to innovate and work towards the betterment of the society. He said that there are several opportunities in India and the problem of unemployment could be addressed if students innovate and identify entrepreneurial opportunities.Emphasizing that every students has a hidden potential, he hoped that the conference would help the students identify their hidden potential to become successful entrepreneurs and create more employment for others.

The conference witnessed over 60 eminent scholars and industry practitioners from the region brainstorm on the opportunities of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, especially in the North East India through research paper presentations, expert talks and panel discussions.

The conference was participated by dignitaries like, Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sarmah (Founder, Rickshaw Bank), Mr. Biswajit Bordoloi (Founder, Axum Agri), Mr. Robert G Lyngdoh (Former Minister, Meghalaya), Mr. Rathinda Nath Roy(Facilitator of Learning, Strategic Thinking and Change), Dr. Madhukar Shukla (Professor- XLRI, Jamshedpur) and Dr. Pingali Venugopal (Professor- XLRI, Jamshedpur) amongst others.

Talking about the conference, Dr. Pingali Venugopal, Coordinator, Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadership at XLRI said, “Through this conference, we aimed to draw out strategies and opportunities of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the North East India. In all we had 25 research papers covering various issues of North East. It is heartening to see the active participation from the experts from the region to come forward and take part in the conference.”

A post conference Workshop on Case Method for faculty and doctoral students of North-East was also organized on December 15th. The Workshop emphasized on developing cases specific to the North East context.

 XLRI Hosts National Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Society in Shillong

Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadership (CGMRL), XLRI

CGMRL; with the objective of promoting global, ethical, and sustainable business practices through the development of the requisite academic, curricular and outreach support for students and executives interested in global ethical business; was formed in 2010 at XLRI, Jamshedpur, India. CGMRL conducted two National Conventions during 2012 and 2013 to ‘share case studies on Responsible Leadership’. Case studies from the two conventions were analyzed to develop a framework for Responsible Leadership. Subsequent to the insights gained from the two National Conventions on Responsible Leadership, conferences focusing on sectorial issues were conducted; the first on “Agri-input Management strategies for Sustainable Agriculture” was held in 2014-15 followed by a conference on e-waste management in 2015-16 and an International Conference on Responsible Marketing in 2016-17.

XLRI- Xavier School of Management 

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr. Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA – Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.