8th Yale-Great Lakes International Research Conference at Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes Institute of Management, a premier B-School in the country, today held its 8thYale – Great Lakes International Research Conference at its LEED certified campus, according to an official statement. The event was graced by Prof. Serge Evraert, Dean, IAE Bordeaux and Dr. Jyoti Bachani, St. Mary’s College of California.
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The annual Yale-Great Lakes conference by Yale-Great Lakes Center for Management Research aims to promote, facilitate and advance India-centric management related research which contributes to the development of basic and applied knowledge in the field of management. The center acts as a bridge that links scholars around the globe with India as a common interest. This 8thinternational conference had various research papers presented on all area of business and management.
Around 26 excellent full research papers were presented and 17 research proposals were displayed in the conference. Professors and Doctoral students from renowned Institutions in the country such as IIMs, IITs, IBS, Symbiosis, to name a few, presented the papers under wide range of topics such as Rural Woman Entrepreneurship, Motivation in teaching business, perspective of money laundering in real estate, Hybrid ERP, Green Marketing in India. Apart from student’s proposals, the conference also witnessed proposal being presented by participants from one of world’s leading technology consulting outsourcing company Capegemini, Mumbai.
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The conference was inaugurated and opened with a welcome note by Dr Bala V Balachandran, Founder and Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management who addressed and welcomed delegates, professors and the students.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Bala said: “Great Lakes is a perfect combination of academic elegance blending with business excellence and in this direction the institute contribute towards knowledge creation by supporting research. With his vast knowledge in finance and accounting Prof. Serge Evraert, Dean, IAE Bordeaux shared his perspectives on the outlook for the European economy and the growth drivers which can give thrust to the current financial condition. He also shared his views on international financial and banking scenario among European nations”.
Dr Jyoti Bachani, St. Mary’s College of California, during her presentation on the topic ‘JUGAAD: An Indo American perspective on India ingenuity’ said: “Indian Jugaad is capturing global attention as an ingenuity platform where Indians manage to innovate given time and resource constraints. She said that in the western context therefore it is very confusing since it is not structured. Jugaad, according to her, cannot be explained but only be experienced”.
Great Lakes Institute of Management is a leading B-school in India founded in 2004 by Prof Bala V Balachandran JL Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management Northwestern University, the US. The campus has been built on sprawling 27.5 acres and is LEED Platinum rated .The institute has academic alliances with Stuart Graduate School of Business USA, Yale University USA and Nanyang Technical University, Singapore to name a few. In a short span of 9 years since inception, it is ranked in the Top 10 B Schools of India in 2012 (Outlook and Careers 360)
The institute offers a flagship one year Post Graduate Programme in Management besides a Two year regular Post Graduate Diploma in Management. In addition, for Executives there are two part time programmes to choose besides a Global Executive MBA in Energy Management in association with Bauer college, Houston Texas. Great Lakes Institute of Management is guided by a Business Advisory Council chaired by Ratan Tata, and  comprises of corporate stalwarts like Mr. Jamshyd Godrej, S Ramadorai, Kumaramangalam Birla, Narayana Murthy to name a few. The Academic Advisory Council chaired by Dr Bala V Balachandran includes world renowned management gurus including Dr Philip Kotler, Dr Seenu Srinivasan and Dr Aswath Damodaran amongst others. Faculty from leading business schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Stuart, Kellogg and Florida teach at the institute. Chinese is a mandatory course for the students at Great Lakes. Eminent personalities like Dr Ratan Tata, Dr Deepak Chopra, (Late) Dr CK Prahalad, Dr YV Reddy, Dr Philip Kotler, Dr Finn E Kydland,  Vivek Paul, and Rahul Bajaj have visited the institute and have addressed the students.

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