Calls for papers


International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management
International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management


Special Issue on: "Globalisation and Manufacturing Competitiveness in India"

Guest Editor: Professor A. Subash Babu, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

This special issue will include original papers on real life cases and research studies dealing with investigations, diagnosis, modeling, solution methodologies and analysis addressing the theme of globalisation and manufacturing competitiveness in India. It aims to bring together the work of engineers, managers, researchers and academia interested in the management of Indian manufacturing companies.

Subject Coverage
The list of topics that would be considered for publication in the special issue includes but is not limited to:
  • Best practices of manufacturing systems, including materials management, quality management, reliability management, logistics, outsourcing, collaboration, communication, information technology, human resource management and knowledge management
  • The influence of government supports, policies, economy, culture, science, engineering and technology , international agreements on manufacturing
  • Market opportunities, R&D, risks and rewards in India
  • The political landscape, economic drivers, key Indian values, IPR, multi-cultural work teams business
  • Social issues, corporate social reporting and empowerment
  • Support services for manufacturing excellence
  • Impact of Indian consumers, Indian business etiquette and culture on manufacturing systems.
  • Multinationals in Indian manufacturing
  • Management of creativity and innovation; building an Indian global brand
  • Corporate governance and entrepreneurship in India

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full paper due: 15 May, 2008

Acceptance notification: 15 August, 2008

Final paper submission: 30 September, 2008