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DigITS- A Multidisciplinary International Management Conference Call for Papers


Date: 29th – 30th October 2022
Location: Online


Digitalisation, big data, connectivity, and Artificial Intelligence are shaping today’s cities around the globe. It has led to increased productivity, competition and inclusion within and across the economies. Further, it has also led to substantial positive impact on the economic growth performance as well as enhanced the economic integration, both regional and global.

Digitalization has been a prominent channel for the economies in attainment of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc and its impact has reached every corner of the world. This has divided the timeline into a pre-covid and a post-covid world. Digital transformation has been marked as a defining feature of the post-covid world as it has permeated every aspect of our lives.

Covid-19 has accelerated the digitalization of societies and economies at an unimaginable pace. From helping governments to implementing social protection schemes to enabling e-health and online education, digital technologies have helped business in continuing their operations and trade through e-commerce and digital finance. However, ensuring that the digital transformation happening around us does not become another reason to contribute to the persisting deep inequalities posed as one of the greatest challenges faced by the world. Hence, inclusion must be at the heart of digital transformation to achieve the promise of sustainability of “ leaving no one behind”. The objectives related to inclusiveness need to be embedded in the foundations of digital transformation.

Digitalization has also emerged as the main driver for sustainable development. Businesses are using digital tools to map their environmental footprint and assess the impact of environmental shifts on their business. The focus of the businesses is on how digital transformation can enable firms to become successful while contributing to achieving SDGs. However, the emerging trends are still unexplored on how they are reshaping the market conditions in which organizations operate. Enabling sustainable innovation, these technologies have also created new threats such as cybercrime and privacy loss. While digital transformation is certain, its direction is still uncertain. The true transformative potential of digital technologies can only be realized if it is ensured that the digitalization benefits economies, societies and the environment, and embeds inclusion at its core.

The lead theme for this conference echoes the SDG agenda. They are the critical appraisal of both the empirical and theoretical efficacy of the development goals, effectiveness evaluations of the various metrics used to characterize the goals, and proposals on alternative decision-making tools underpinning sustainable development solutions, in the unfolding world following the Covid-19 pandemic.

We invite all relevant policy makers, academic researchers, think-tank specialists, corporate leaders, and doctoral students to attend this conference. Participants are encouraged to attend and present their ideas and views (through academic or practitioner papers) by submitting their work on the conference lead or subordinate themes.


Extended Abstracts of original research papers are invited on the conference theme and in all areas of management including:

Finance and Accounting

  • Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Digital Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Computational Finance & Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Reporting & Regulations
  • Accounting Ethics
  • Crypto Currencies
  • FinTech, AI & ML
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Trends in Corporate Finance & Corporate Governance
  • Market Structure & Algorithmic Trading
  • Financial Inclusion & Payment System
  • MSMEs Competition, Cluster Development & Financing
  • Blockchain Technology,Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies
  • Aggregate & Food Inflation

Management Information Systems

  • IS For a Green and Sustainable World
  • Dark Side of Technology
  • ICT for Development
  • Business Focused Data Analytics
  • Economics of IS
  • Digital Business Models and Innovation
  • Cyber Security, Privacy, and Ethics Of IS
  • Governance, Strategy, and Value Of IS
  • General IS Topics
  • Financing Energy & Sustainability

Marketing Management

  • Digital Marketing & E-commerce
  • Shopper Behavior & Compulsive Buying
  • Sustainable & Green Marketing
  • Ethical Marketing
  • Evolving Marketing Strategies for Vocal for Local (Make in India)
  • Changing Role of Government Policies on the Market Economy
  • Future of Retail Marketing
  • Consumer Psychology
  • B2C Marketing & its Challenges


  • Economic Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Socio-cultural Sustainability
  • Climate change, Environmental Management
  • Green Infrastructure,Urban Ecology
  • Waste Management & Pollution Control
  • Urban Energy Transition
  • Food Waste Recovery
  • Green Manufacturing
  • Green ICTs.


  • Emerging Nature of Hybrid Work Engagement
  • Work from Home Challenges & Opportunities
  • Evolving HRM in the Context of AI
  • Human Resource Practices & Firm Performance
  • Diversity in Work, Talent Management & Employee Engagement
  • Selection, Assessment & Organizational Development
  • Safe & User-Friendly Work Environments
  • Leadership Development & Coaching
  • Performance Management
  • Health & Well-being at Work
  • Positive Organisational Behaviour
  • Neurological & Biological Underpinnings of Work Behavior


  • E-Governance
  • The Lean Start-up
  • Shared Value Creation
  • Open Innovation
  • Platform Business Models
  • Networked Business Models
  • Industry Convergence
  • Public-Private Alliance
  • Managing Cross Border Businesses
  • Managing Contracts of Strategic Importance
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Firm Strategy


Abstract Submission deadline: 01st September, 2022
Full paper submission deadline: 01st October, 2022
Registration deadline: 25th October 2022



Please submit the extended abstract in a min. 1500 and max. 2500 words (excluding references). Your abstract should cover the following aspects:

  • Research Gap and Research Problem
  • The Objective of the Study and Summary within 250 words
  • Research Methodology
  • Findings of the Study
  • Implications of the Study


The entire abstract submission (title page in Title Case, abstract, main text, figures, graphs, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document using one of the following formats:

  • Portable Document Format (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx)
  • Figures, graphs, tables, appendices, and references should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide.
  • Use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced, 1-inch (2.5 cm) margin all around, and 8.5” × 11” page setting. References may be single spaced.