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International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets
International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets


Special Issue on: "Indian Management in the Manufacturing and Service Industries"

Guest Editors:
Dr. S. P. Rath, Institute of Hotel Management, India
Dr. G. R. Chandrashekhar, Indian Institute of Management - Ranchi, India

Indian Management Systems (IMS) are growing in the 21st century as a unique concept and trend, with substantial remodelling of the indigenous practices of ancient literature, community skills and a revival management mechanism.

The rich historical and social system of India will lead Indian management to contending with American, European and Japanese management within the 21 st century. India’s 47 million people-strong manpower will be entering the global market for the developed world’s corporate decision making by 2020 due to its demographic dividend. The world will feel the impact of Indian management effectiveness from 2020 to 2050. Its unique and scientific application will act as the change agent by the mid of this century.

This special issue aims to examine the championed Indian concepts in the global manufacturing and service industries. Contributions in remodelling and implementing systems in industrial applications may generate larger discussion. Researchers are invited to contribute empirical, conceptual and theme-based papers for industry application and impacting management strategies and decision making.

The highlights of management dimensions with adequate complimentary English words as replacements for Indian words are sought for larger clarity for readers. Articles with larger relevance to the given themes will be considered for publication. Case studies will not be considered for publication.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Pre-Vedic and Vedic period management concepts and applied doctrines for the remodeling of modern management
  • Ancient and medieval period schools, scholars and applied governance and management systems
  • Ancient military science, knowledge management, public and institutional role play, co-operative organisations’ practices, alliance, ethics and loyalty applications study for modern manufacturing and service industries.
  • Ancient and early medieval and medieval period management theories, practices and dynamics
  • Management systems of Mauryas, Sungas, Kushanas, Guptas, Pandyas, Cholas, Chalukyas, Satyaputras, Satvahanas, Palas, Harsha, Islamic rule, Mughals, Marathas, Sikhs, Rajputs, etc. for the manufacturing and service industries.
  • Management procedures and propagations by universities, schools and scholars of Indian history in scientific and applied management – Taxila, Lalitgiri, Puspagiri, Nalanda, Vikramsila, Kashi Gurukul, etc.; schools such as Mimamsa, Sankhaya, Charvak, etc.; scholars such as Chanakya, Ashwaghosha, Mogaliputta Tissa, Panini etc.
  • Technology, trade, industry, commerce, local governance, international business, infrastructure management, supply chain management, public economics, quality management, mass production and manufacturing, agriculture management, disaster preparedness, welfare management, social responsibility, family and life management, transportation and settlement of ancient and medieval periods
  • Crime, corruption, irregularities and justice delivery management systems, diplomacy, international relations, benevolence governance, alliances – socio, cultural, economic and political for empire and state management
  • Management practices of religions and cults – Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and Sikhism
  • Revolutions and revolutionary change management of India – ancient, medieval and modern periods – Chandragupta Maurya, Asoka, Kanishka, Kharavela, Chandragupta II, Harshavardhana, Akbar, Shivaji, Mahatma Gandhi, Subash Chandra Bose, etc.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Manuscripts due by: 30 June, 2013

Comments to authors: 30 October, 2013

Revised papers accepted: 30 January, 2014