ICOME- 2022

The First International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (ICOME)- 2022

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) of the Open University of Sri Lanka will host the first International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (ICOME) on the 31st of March and 1st April,2022 on the virtual platform. 

 The theme of the conference is “Business Management: Innovation, Challenges and Resilience” and the following objectives are going to be achieved at this conference  

•             To bring local and foreign researchers and practitioners to one forum to share and disseminate current developments and insights in Business Management and Entrepreneurship

•             To strengthen the scholarly and professional network among researchers  and

•             To underpin the need for collaboration and cooperation of individuals from a wide range of professional backgrounds in Business Management and Entrepreneurship to contribute to a sustainable future

Conference organizers expected to have the participation of local and foreign scholars, academics, professionals, practitioners, and policymakers in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. It is indeed a great pleasure to declare that  Professor Philip Kolter (father of modern marketing ) will be the chief guest of this conference and will be delivering his speech on “The Future of Marketing”.

 Professor Xiaobo WU (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Former Dean, School of Management, Zhejiang University, the Director of  National Institute for Innovation Management ) will make the keynote speech and Professor Sampath Amaratunge, Chairman of the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka will deliver the guest speech.

The conference tracks consist areas such as Creative Economy and Innovative Entrepreneurship, International Business Strategy and Global Trends, Business Innovation and Business Strategies in Crises, Laws and regulatory frameworks for small and medium enterprises, Accounting, Finance and Banking, Financial Innovations in Management, Financial Literacy for SME, Marketing Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Supply Chain Management and Turbulent Business Environments. Innovative HR strategies and organizational adaptability, HR Accounting and HR Analytics, Human Resource Management, Interdisciplinary Research in Management, Management for Individual, Organizational and Societal Wellbeing and Management Education and Open Distance Learning.

This event can be considered as one of the important for researchers, scholars, and professionals in Sri Lanka and around the globe. They will get a great opportunity for demonstrating their research findings along with networking in the global forum. The research papers submitted and presented at the conference will be considered for publication in international journals and local journals such as Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies(SLJMS) and “Management Issues” published by the Faculty of Management Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka. Following are the important days for conference participants.

Important Dates: ICOME 

Calling for full papers22nd October 2021
Deadline of full paper submission1st January 2022
Full paper acceptance notification25th February 2022
Final paper submission05th March 2022
Early bird registration10th March 2022
Late registration25th March 2022

Aligned with this conference there will be a  forum on “Creative Economy and Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka” that focuses on three thematic discussions of the Management, Economic and social roles of creative industries with  Entrepreneurial orientation in Sri Lanka. Selected Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka will be awarded at this event.

More importantly as a separate function, the date of “May 27th” will be declared as the “Marketing Day @ the Open University of Sri Lanka” to pay tribute to Professor Philip Kotler for the contribution he made to the world and specifically for developing countries to make the subject of marketing as one of the important and popular among other disciplines for sustainable development.

This Conference is organized under the leadership of the Vice-chancellor of the Open University of Sri Lanka Professor P.M.C Thilakarathna and Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, Professor. V. Sivalogathasan.  The conference chair Professor Nalin Abeysekera invites you to participate in the conference and make your presence in order to inculcate research culture in Sri Lanka by showcasing your findings to the world with a greater impact on society. Please visit  http://www.icome.ou.ac.lk for more details.

Professor Nalin Abeysekera

Conference  Chair- The First International Conference on Management and Entrepreneurship (ICOME) Editor -in -Chief- Sri Lanka Journal of Management Studies(SLJMS)