IIM Lucknow hosts AIRC and Doctoral Workshop 2023

IIM Lucknow recently concluded its impactful 3-day Annual International Research Conference (AIRC) & Doctoral Workshop 2023.

Conference and the workshop took place from 15 to 17 December 2023. Research scholars from various countries, including Australia, Norway, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam, as well as participants from across India took part in the event.

IIM LucknowThey exchanged thought-provoking ideas and discussed issues in various business functions and domains of management. The conference saw attendance of over 75 academics, say sources from IIM Lucknow.


The conference theme, ‘Transforming Business and Management in the Digital Age,’ facilitated discussions on business strategies from a contemporary and modern lens.

Distinguished speakers included Prof. Sandeep Purao from Bentley University, Prof. Alok Gupta from the University of Minnesota, Prof Manish K. Srivastava from Michigan Tech University.

Prof Cheryl Wachenheim from North Dakota State University, Dr Subhash Jha, Associate Professor at the University of Memphis, Prof Rashmi Jain from Montclair University and Dr. Swanand J. Deodhar, Associate Professor at IIM Ahmedabad also shared valuable insights in their keynote address.

Inaugural address at IIM Lucknow

Prof. Archana Shukla, Director, IIM Lucknow, laid the foundation for insightful discussions and paved the way for an exceptional exchange of ideas.

She urged the academic community to ground their research in uncertainty as only then can we create new research, new theory.

“Learning has no shortcuts in today’s world which is why it is important to have rigour in one’s methodology and processes when it comes to research, said IIM Lucknow director.

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There is no fast-track way to becoming a researcher and one needs to invest time and practice self-discipline, said IIM Lucknow director.

IIM LucknowKeynote address

Prof. Sandeep Purao from Bentley University urged the academic community to change their research approach. ‘Make the research problems practice generated instead of discipline generated.’

Prof. Purao emphasized the importance of practice-generated research problems, encouraging scholars to draw inspiration from practical situations and align research closely with the needs of the broader community, fostering impactful and relevant outcomes.


The event covered ten technical sessions on relevant topics that provided the participants with insights into ever-evolving business landscapes, say sources from IIM Lucknow.

Sessions covered topics related to Human Resource Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Information Technology, Decision Sciences, and Economics.

Convenor of AIRC 2023

Prof. Pradeep Kumar, Convenor of AIRC 2023, noted following the pandemic, we observed a surge in individuals’ contributions to business and policy.

We aimed to decipher this considering the transformations introduced by the digital age, he said speaking at the conference at IIM Lucknow.

Today, as we kick off this conference, we take pride in the diverse range of research paper submissions, he said.

These papers, to be presented over the next three days, showcase exceptional insights, and we will also recognize some of the outstanding contributions with awards, he said at the event at IIM Lucknow.

IIM LucknowCollaborative platform

The conference provided a collaborative platform to highlight research priorities, propose practical solutions, and enhance engagement between scholars and industry, said sources from IIM Lucknow.

Serving as a bridge between theoretical studies and the evolving business landscape, it addressed the dynamic challenges of today’s business environment, said sources from IIM Lucknow.


Participants from across the globe had the opportunity to present and discuss their doctoral work with senior academicians and receive collaborative support for further publication, say sources from IIM Lucknow.

This year, more than 100 research papers were submitted to the conference by the participants, making it a rich exchange of ideas.

This was intended to help participants identify interesting and pertinent research problems.

Global interest in management and policy activities necessitates examining trends at national and global levels, say sources from IIM Lucknow.

IIM Lucknow organises this annual conclave to contribute to the understanding of effective corporate operations and societal well-being, crucial for overall economic growth.

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