The GIM Doctoral Conference (GIMDC - 2024)

The GIM Doctoral Conference (GIMDC - 2024) aims to foster research in management studies among doctoral students, emphasising emerging regional, national, and international issues of research significance. In pursuit of this objective, GIM has been hosting a Doctoral Conference in the field of Management.

The GIMDC conference seeks to unite doctoral students from diverse institutions, providing a platform to discuss and disseminate valuable insights. It aspires to facilitate interaction with senior researchers and academicians in the management domain, offering budding scholars an opportunity to elevate the quality of their research work. Additionally, the conference is aimed at initiating future collaborative endeavours among young researchers with varied affiliations.

We extend a warm invitation to doctoral scholars in the field of management, both from India and abroad, to actively participate in this scholarly gathering. Together, let us contribute to the advancement of management knowledge and foster meaningful research collaborations for the future.



GIMDC Theme 2024:

Exploring agile management strategies in turbulent environments: navigating external changes through relevant, rigorous, and impactful research.

In an era defined by unforeseen external changes and swift global transformations, the conference theme underscores the imperative for academicians, researchers, and practitioners to adopt dynamic and forward-thinking strategies in the field of management. The conference aims to delve into the multifaceted impact of emerging trends, encompassing technological advancements, societal shifts, economic dynamics, and political and legal changes, which collectively reshape traditional management paradigms.

By providing a platform for insightful discussions and collaborative exploration, the conference seeks to facilitate a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities presented by these transformative forces. Through rigorous academic inquiry and practical insights, participants will be encouraged to contribute to the development of innovative and effective management approaches that align with the demands of our dynamic and evolving global landscape. The conference aims to provide a platform for doctoral students to not only share their research in this context but also seek expert insights to enhance the practical and academic impact of their research.

Broad Themes for the Conference

  • Marketing
  • Human Resource
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Data Analytics
  • Economics
  • Strategy
    (Themes are only indicative)




  • Meet the editors.
  • Panel discussion – Doctoral Chairs
  • Panel discussion - FT 50 Authors
  • Job fair for doctoral scholars 


This unique event, hosted during the GIMDC conference, aims to provide a platform that goes beyond traditional research discussions, extending opportunities for doctoral scholars to explore potential career paths, network with prospective employers, and engage in professional development.



  • The conference is open to any registered management doctoral student (FPM or PhD) from management institutes/ Universities in India or abroad. 
  • Only one paper per student is allowed, while co-authorship with guide/faculty is permitted (the paper must be presented by the doctoral student at the conference)
  • The paper should not have been published or accepted for publication in any academic journal.


  • The conference accepts both extended abstracts and full papers
  • The extended abstract must be a minimum of 700 words and should not exceed 2000 words
  • The full paper should not exceed 6000 words
  • Both the extended abstract and full paper must accompany an abstract (strictly between 100-200 words) and 4-5 keywords
  • The full paper should have a title page containing the paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, and e-mail address of the corresponding author
  • The main document should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides, and the pages should be numbered consecutively
  • The paper should follow Times New Roman 12-point font and should be submitted in a Word document or PDF
  • The paper should follow the APA (American Psychological Association) 7th edition referencing style
  • Only submissions in the English language will be considered
  • Submissions not adhering to the guidelines will not be considered


  • Extended abstracts: 15th March 2024
  • Intimation of acceptance: 22nd March 2024
  • Full papers: 29th March 2024
  • Last date for Registration: 10th April 2024
  • Conference Dates:  25 and 26 April 2024


  • Participants with accepted papers Rs. 15000
  • International participants $ 250
  • The payment link will be provided later. 


  • At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered for the conference for that paper to appear in the proceedings and be scheduled for presentation.
  • However, for individual certificates all co-authors have to pay the registration fee
  • Registered members are asked to intimate about the registration immediately.
  • Any modification in the paper will not be accepted after the final submission date.
  • Maximum up to five authors/co-authors per paper is allowed for participate.
  • No registration will be entertained after last date of registration.


The conference will be held in offline mode. 
(However, some speakers mostly from abroad may participate online)



Goa Institute of Management, (Sanquelim campus), North Goa, India.



Due to limited capacity on campus, participants requiring accommodation on the campus have to indicate the same at the time of registration. The participants will be provided with campus accommodation on a first-come, first-served basis, which is chargeable separately. INR 500 per night per person will be chargeable for accommodation. The amount is to be paid at the time of registration.



Email: dconference[at]

Mobile: 9921755720 (Mrs. Poornima)

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