XLRI Collaborates with Institute for Advanced Studies in Complex Choices to Host the ‘IASCC Leadership Conclave’


July, 2018: XLRI- Xavier School of Management collaborates with Institute for Advanced Studies in Complex Choices to host the ‘IASCC Leadership Conclave – Choices in a Growth-Constrained, Information-Age Economy’ on August 10th – 11th, 2018 in Mumbai.

The Leadership Conclave aims to be a platform for dialogue between research and practice. It would focus on building a shared perspective on issue of current interest and outline the agenda for future research in the area.


Prof. Anil K Sood, founder IASCC, mentioned, “The Conclave is the first step in realizing our vision of advancing the science and practice of making choices for both individuals and organisations. We plan to invest in building an eco-system of organisations and professions who share our purpose.”

The Conclave will focus on identifying the underlying causes that are limiting the short- as well as long-term growth potential. Growth is a function of investment by individuals, organisations and the government. It is these investment choices that determine earnings and consequently the consumption and investment levels in an economy. Credit can’t solve the problem of growth. It can accelerate growth for some time and is not a substitute for earnings. In the long-run, individual earnings must go up to sustain growth. IASCC will present initial findings of their research at the Conclave.

Elaborating about the Conclave, Prof. P. Venugopal, XLRI said, “The purpose of the Conclave is to build a shared perspective on choice of strategy in a Growth-Constrained Information-Age Economy and outline the agenda for future research on choice of growth strategy. XLRI has collaborated with IASCC Leadership Conclave as the Knowledge Partner.”

Senior business and functional leaders would discuss and put forward their perspective at the Conclave. The sessions at the Conclave would be on-

  1. i)Characteristics of a Growth-Constrained Information Age Economy.
  2. ii)Role of Credit Availability, Interest Rates and Public Spending in Enhancing Growth Potential.

iii)    Evolution of Digital Technology and its impact on Consumer Preferences and Industry Value Chains.

  1. iv)Choice of Strategy: Building a Profitable-Growth Business across Cycles in the Information Age.
  2. v)Evaluation of Investment Decisions: Financial Perspective.
  3. vi)Role of Leadership in a Digital Age with Growth Constraints.

vii) Shared Perspective on Choice of Strategy in a Growth-Constrained, Information-Age Economy.

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.



Institute for Advanced Studies in Complex Choices (IASCC, read as I Ask)

IASCC is, a 12A registered not-for-profit public trust. It is an institute of higher learning founded with the purpose of advancing the science and practice of making choices in personal, organisational and policy context. IASCC’s education programmes are designed to raise the probability of success through context-appropriate choices and enhance critical thinking and reflective practice capability.

IASCC’s research explores and explains how individuals and ‘individuals in a collective’ define purpose, generate ideas, make choices, allocate resources, implement decisions and realise their personal and shared purpose