International Conference

Contemporary Issues in Business Management


5th & 6th March, 2021


International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Business Management–2021 (ICCIBM-2021) is being organized by the Department of Management Studies, SMIT in virtual platform at Majitar, East Sikkim, India during 5th & 6th March, 2021.

Management becomes a significant interdisciplinary segment that finds its utility in almost all areas of Business and Social Sciences. The fast-changing face of Business Management has further raised its importance and placed a great demand on its application to real-life situations and problems. The aim of ICCIBM-2021 is to accumulate and exchange innovative ideas, latest knowledge and unique experiences for the benefit of researchers, industrialists, academicians and esteemed delegates. In the age of globalization and privatization, various issues in the field of Business Management arise resulting in integration of the systems, functionalities and business operations. The proposed event shall make an honest endeavour in the aforesaid direction to foster an outcome-oriented approach in the defined fields. It will have an interface amongst the professionals from industry and academia to address key issues in modern business management and the challenges faced by the business world in the ongoing pandemic era.


Sikkim is a landlocked hill station in the Himalayan terrain. The state borders Nepal to the East, China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the North and East and Bhutan to the Southeast, while the state of West Bengal lies to the South. Sikkim was a British protectorate, before merging with Indian union following a referendum in 1975.With around 7,00,000 population as of 2020, it is the least populous state in the country. Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its strategic location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine; and Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim's border with Nepal. It proves itself to be a tourism hotspot owing to its culture, natural scenery, hill beauty and biodiversity.


Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) was established in 1995 via an Act of Sikkim Government and is recognized by UGC under section 2(f) of the UGC Act. SMU is a part of the renowned Manipal Group that has made its mark in the field of education and health services in India and abroad.The University offers quality education to the aspirants around the globe and especially from North and North-Eastern part of India.It is set up with the aim of imparting exemplary educational opportunities and healthcare services in the state of Sikkim and its neighbouring region.SMU happens to be the first institution of its kind in the country with a collaboration of private and public partnership (PPP Mode) in the defined domain. SMU has achieved the recognition of NAAC Accreditation in the year 2018.


Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology (SMIT) was established in 1997 as a constituent college of Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) and is approved by AICTE. SMIT had the distinction of prestigious accreditation for engineering disciplines by National Board of Accreditation (NBA)/ACCR-860/06 dated 22nd January 2008. SMIT has ISO 9001 certification vide AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008/ISO 9001:2008 for all its courses.
SMIT is located at Majitar, near Rangpo, the border town of Sikkim with West Bengal. The institute’s location on the bank of river Teesta, surrounded by green hills, adds to its colour and vibrancy of the campus, making it an ideal place for learning. It is safe, secure and provides an excellent academic environment. SMIT offers courses in Engineering, Management and Basic Sciences. Academic excellence is imparted by 200 plus full-time faculty members comprising of an erudite mixture of Post Doctorates, Doctorates and Post Graduates. The research environment is dynamic and is supported through sponsored projects from different funding agencies in the country.


Department of Management Studies, SMIT is being developed as a Centre for Excellence imparting quality education and generating competent, skilled resources to face challenges in the fast-evolving global scenario with a high degree of credibility and integrity. The management programs (BBA, MBA & PhD.) are specifically designed to prepare future managers to counteract with most difficult issues across a multi-disciplinary work environment with ease. Seminars, workshops are being conducted time to time as per emerging demands of the concerned stake-holders with practical insights from different functional domains.

The event is addressed to Industry Professionals / Faculty Members / Students / Doctoral Scholars & PG Students from Colleges, Institutions and Universities with a zeal for associating with the evolving research in the contemporary era.
All papers (after due acceptance) received for ICCIBM-2021 will be published with E-Proceeding with ISBN and select papers may be published in Scopus Indexed / Care List Journals as per guidelines and norms of the concerned Journals.
Best papers in each defined track shall be awarded with separate E-Certification after recommendations by a Review Committee.
Last Date for Full Paper Submission: 05th January, 2021
Extended Date for Full Paper Submission:
Email Notification of Acceptance: 20th January, 2021
Early Bird Registration Opens: 21st January, 2021
Early Bird Registration Ends: 31st January, 2021
Regular Registration Ends: 20th February, 2021
Conference Dates: 5th & 6th March, 2021


ICCIBM-2021 welcomes Extended Abstracts / Full Papers (with Abstract) / Case Studies / Review Papers and related observations to the conference theme, including but not restricted to the below-mentioned areas :

General Management

Business Management, Organizational Behaviour, Corporate Governance, Legal Aspects of Business, Business Process Re-engineering, Knowledge Management, Business Ethics, Quality Management, Strategic Management, Rural Development, Corporate Innovation & Creativity, Business Communication, Entrepreneurship & Start-up Management, Indian Ethos & Management etc.

Marketing Management

Green Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Retail Marketing, E-Commerce, Strategic Marketing, Brand Management, Industrial Marketing, Virtual Marketing, Service Marketing, Global Marketing, Tech-Branding & Advertising, Trends and Innovations in Marketing, Neuro Marketing, Luxury Marketing, Retailing in 21st Century, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Advocacy Marketing etc.

Human Resource Management

HR Analytics & Technology, Strategic HRM, Impact of AI on HR, Emotional Intelligence, Work-Life Balance, OD & Change Dynamics, Competency Mapping, HR in International Perspective, Talent Acquisition & Management, Industrial Relations & Labour Welfare, Conflict Management, Appraisal Management, Training & Development, Workplace Spirituality, Stress Management, Gender Equality & HR Policies, HR Audit, HR Practices in New Horizon, Effectiveness of Appraisal Process, Effect of Industry 4.0 on HR etc.

Finance and Commerce

Management Control System, CRM in Financial Services, Behavioural Finance, Financial Inclusion, Capital Structure Designing, Risk Management, Mutual Fund Industry, Working Capital Management, Strategic Finance, Portfolio Management, Capital Market, Derivative Trading, Green Banking, Insurance Management, Modern Banking Practices, Venture Capital, Auditing Practices, FDI etc

Business in New Normal

Economic Cycle, Recession & Recovery, Corporate Re-structuring Strategies, Impact Assessment, Business in Post-Covid Era, Innovations in Financial World, Earning Management, Leveraging on Public Finance, Capitalizing on ICT, Logistic Issues in Global Business, Challenges in B2B and B2C, Lessons from Financial Crisis, Revival Tools, Economic Visualization etc.

Participants Early Bird Registration Till (31st January, 2021) Regular Registration Till (20th February, 2021)
Corporate Delegates INR 3,000 INR 3,500
Academicians INR 1,500 INR 2,000
Research Scholars / P.G Students INR 750 INR 1,000
International Delegates 75 US $ 100 US $
  • One of the Authors must have to register by paying the specified Registration Fee on or before the prescribed deadline to enable the Paper to be included in Conference Proceeding
  • Without registration, delegates will not receive E- Conference Proceedings & E – Certificate.
  • Each registration as conference delegate receives E-Conference Proceedings with ISBN & E-Certificate.


Registration Fees for National Delegates is to be Paid (Online) through SBI Collect as per the steps mentioned in the link given below:

  • For information on how to pay by SBI Collect Click here

Please send the receipt/ transaction id along with Registration Form.


Registration Fees for International Delegates is to be Paid (Online) in the account detail mentioned link given below:

  • Account Name- Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology
  • A/c No- 30565669293
  • Bank Name- State Bank of India
  • Branch- Mazitar, Sikkim, India
  • IFSC - SBIN0009034
  • Bank Code- 09034
  • MICR Code- 737002006
  • Swift code- SBININBB338

[Participants need to register through the conference website (ONLINE REGISTRATION) with details of the transaction (mentioning Registered Author’s Name, Bank Transaction ID, Contact Number & Paper ID).]


Paper Submission Guidelines for Full Paper / Extended Abstract

All submissions must be written in English and must be made in Microsoft Word Format (.doc/docx) written in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing 1.5.

Full Paper of around 4000-5000 words & Extended Abstract of around 2000-3000 words should conform to the following guidelines:

Paper Title: with Name of the Author(s), Affiliation, Full Postal Address, Telephone Numbers and E-mail Address

Abstract: The abstract should give a clear indication of the objectives, scope, methods, results and conclusion of your work. All manuscripts must include a 150-200 words abstract typed on a separate page.

Keywords: (Maximum 4-5 words)

Introduction: The introduction usually contains background and/or motivation for the research.

Objectives: The objectives of the research paper summarize what is to be achieved by the research study.

Theory (if any): A brief description of the theoretical foundations, research framework, etc. relevant to the work presented.

Literature Review: Comparison to related research.

Methods: This section should describe what was done to answer the research question, describe how it was done, justify the research design, and explain how the results were analyzed.

Results: Presentation of the result obtained. If possible, use descriptive figures or tables rather than explain in text. Do not discuss or interpret the results at this stage.

Discussion: Discuss the results. What conclusions can you draw? Put results in perspective by comparing to other studies or generally accepted knowledge in the field. Critically evaluate your method and results with respect to the simplifications made.

References: Please include references prepared according to the American Psychological Association (APA) 6.0 Guidelines (refer to List the references in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. All references must be single-spaced. The references should be distinguished by hanging indents.

The full paper will be assessed with respect to the applied method and the correct use of it, the relevance of the introduced simplifications, the relevance of the introduction, results and discussion, the ability to clearly pass on the message, and the overall impression.

The full paper can include future work, details of proofs or implementation that should seem plausible to reviewers, ramifications not relevant to the key ideas of the study

Similarity Index should be 10% or below (excluding references). The papers must be submitted through conference website as per the guidelines / links given therein.

In Association with: Institution's Innovation Council (Ministry of Education Initiative)

Innovation Council

Publication & Knowledge Partner: Eureka Publications

Eureka Publications


Organizing Chair
Department of Management Studies
Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Majitar
East Sikkim, SIKKIM, INDIA, PIN 737136

Dr. Subhadeep Mukherjee:(+91-8910133283)
Mr.Abhisek Saha Roy (+91-9804281034)
Dr. Neeta Dhusia Sharma (+91-7872626756)
Prof.(Dr)Anindita Adhikary (+91-9474492092)