Businesses in the current era are striving to excel in the competitive environment through contextual knowledge. For this humans are considered as key resource and knowledge workers are treated as an asset. Higher education institutions are believed to be the hub in the creation of multidisciplinary knowledge through research contribution vis-a-vis determining the direction and pace of economic environment. The 1st National Conference on Business Dynamics offers a platform to share wide array of knowledge to strengthen local business community and to meet diverse challenges. It is a forum for researchers, scholars, professionals, experts and practitioners to share ideas, cases, reviews and implications in all dynamics of business and management. The conference invites original, novel and critical contribution based on rigorous methodological epistemology.
Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui
Patron in Chief
Welcome you all at the 1st National Conference on Business Dynamics to be held on 20 February 2017 by the department of business administration Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad. The conference is aimed at providing an opportunity to the scholars and researchers to share their thoughts and research implications to enrich the knowledge base on the issues concerning business and management. It is geared up to transform the findings of research by social scientists into practice of policy makers and top managers engaged in national building activities in different sectors. I extend my warm welcome to academia, professionals, policy makers and industrialists to join us for an exciting event of novel and emerging ideas, concerted action and the dissemination of knowledge through the plenary and parallel sessions. The conference broadly covers all the core areas of business with specific emphasis on managing human resources, technology management, optimizing financial management and showcasing products with prime emphasis on domestic strengths. Look forward for your active participation in the event.
Prof Dr Syed Hassan Raza
Today’s environment offers unique challenges. To sustain and thrive, academia and industry must join their hands to create and apply knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively combat present and future challenges. This conference provides platform to all the practitioners and academicians to share their expertise and research implications in order to discuss and resolve local business problems, anticipate future challenges and opportunities, designing strategies and reshape new job roles according to dynamic environment. It gives me immense pleasure to share the call the papers for the 1st National Conference on Business Dynamics 2017. It would go long way to bridge the gap between industry and academia.
Dr Adnan Riaz
The macro environmental factors of the country are undergoing radical shifts. All the sectors of the economy are deeply affected by these changes. The present era not only emphasize on learning but also on unlearning and relearning. 1st National Conference on Business Dynamics 2017 is planned to focus on the core business areas. Experts, practitioners and scholars will enlighten the audience about local challenges and opportunities. The forum is enriched with keynote sessions, research findings, talks and discussions as well as an opportunity to extend social networking for future collaboration. I can confidently assure you that the diverse views and reviews would expose the participants with specialized knowledge. With this note, I welcome you to participate in the 1st National Conference on Business Dynamics.