7th International Conference
on Contemporary Issues in Business Management

 
 

Emerging Business Opportunities and Challenges: Covid-19 Perspective

Impact of Covid-19 on the Business World

The effects of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak have been felt all across the world. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the workplace. In addition to endangering public health, the economic and social turmoil endangers millions of people's long-term livelihoods and well-being. The pandemic is wreaking havoc on labor markets, economies, and businesses around the world, as well as global supply lines, causing severe commercial disruptions. The theme invites scholarly contributions that captures that impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on various aspects of business such as financial efficiency, supply chain issues, technological revolutions, work-place settings and marketing techniques etc.

Post Covid-19 world of online communities.

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting an end to in-person business and social meetings, virtual engagement has taken center stage. We have always understood we need human connection, but the pandemic underscored the importance of involvement in our personal and professional lives. With this development, online communities engagement is very much evident such as workplace communities and professional networks. Companies are using online communities to engage their members and customers in Post COVID-19 world. This theme aims at generating academic discussions on how online communities are used as an effective mechanism in Post COVID world and what ere their impacts. Scholars are invited to cover wider range of issues, challenges and opportunities associated with online networking and communities.

Governance, public policy and regulations during the Covid-19 Pandemi

This theme aims to discuss and showcase exemplary scholarship and practice in the field of governance and management of public and non-profit sector during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Major areas of research include civil services, public management, ethics and integrity, public safety, emergency management, the environment and technological developments during Covid- 19. Governance is the process of decision-making and implementation in several contexts such as corporate governance, local governance, national governance and international governance. The broader view of governance involves pluralistic decision-making process with the involvement of various key actors at local, national and international level inside and out-side the government. This process of pluralistic decision- making is highly important to generate local and indigenous policy solutions. To promote such quality of governance, academia can play most important role through conducting indigenous research. Scholarly contributions are invited in vide range of issues related to governance and public policy such as public management reform programs, transparency, open government and fight of corruption; collaborative governance, network management and co-production; management of healthcare organizations; good governance and inclusive development; non-profit management, social entrepreneurship and social innovation etc.

Leadership, innovation, decision- making and change management

Given the unstable, uncertain and competitive environment during Covid-19 pandemic, the only way to survive is innovation and capacity to incorporate change rapidly. Leadership plays mist critical role in creating enabling strategies for the organization to survive in this cut-throat competition and complex business environment. Scholars are increasingly highlighting that agility and innovation are the most essential ways to obtain a competitive edge. While some businesses want to innovate in order to stand out, others are compelled to do so in order to stay afloat. In general, innovation in various aspects of a company's operations promotes productivity, efficiency, and quality of work, consequently boosting product quality and competitiveness, as well as the company's overall efficiency and productivity. This theme invites scholars to contribute in the area of leadership in the abruptly changing environment, adaptability and innovative solutions to survive in the contemporary post-Covid business world.

Human Resource Management in Post Covid-19 World

In addition to macroeconomic factors (economic downfall, demographic development, industry 4.0, digitization, etc.) and their micro-political counterparts (shortage of skilled workers, unemployment, increased turnover, less loyalty etc.), human resource management and personnel policy is becoming a critical and most significant function on the organization. The complexity of the economic world under Covid-19 pandemic manifests itself for employees in a working world of boundless options, allowing nearly limitless freedom of choice, particularly for the younger generation. The employers' influence diminishes as a result of this shift in the power balance, and is frequently confined to opposing the pronouncements. On the other hand, the economic unrest and enhanced unemployment during Covid-19 has resulted in exploitation of employees. This themes aims at providing opportunity to the scholars to contribute in the issues, opportunities and challenges in the area of human resource management in post Covid-19 world.

Globalization, Regional Integration, Productivity, and economic Growth

COVID-19's devastating impact compelled many regional, national, and subnational authorities to impose strict border controls, lockdowns, and community quarantines in try to contain the virus's spread. Border closures, lockdowns, quarantines, and other measures to halt the spread of the virus disrupted supply chains and decreased demand, resulting in a global trade slump. Intraregional commerce within Asia decreased in the first half of 2020, with significant contractions in the Central and South Asia sub-regions. Covering these aspects, this theme aims at generating scholarly discussions on new developments in globalization and regional integration and associated challenges for productivity and economic growth due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Entrepreneurship and New Idea Generation in the Covid-19 Scenario

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs, including self-employed people) account for 90% of all businesses and 70% of all jobs in the globe. The Covid-19 outbreak threatens these enterprises, which are often run by entrepreneurs, putting millions of employment at risk. The majority of entrepreneurs experienced substantial obstacles that threatened their enterprises' survival. We can also observe resilience in how entrepreneurs dealt with the crisis by being flexible, adaptable, and looking for new opportunities, as well as leveraging government assistance, giving back to society, and even harboring expansion goals beyond the pandemic. On the other hand, Covid-19 has provided opportunities for new and novel idea generations that could work in the crises situations. This theme invites papers on the issues, challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship and new idea generation in the Covid-19 Scenario

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