The world economy is going through a difficult phase marked by sluggish growth in the developed economies, conflict of interests between developing and the developed world, further marred by regional economic strains, armed conflicts and challenging international economic cooperation. While the markets in the developing world, including Africa, Asia and South America, are waiting to be unlocked and tapped by the MNCs, the competition is getting more intense in the existing scenario.
Policymakers are struggling to find ways to co-operate and manage the current economic challenges while preparing their economies to perform well in an increasingly difficult and unpredictable global landscape. Amid short-term crisis management, it remains critical for countries to establish the fundamentals that underpin economic growth and development for the longer term. The complexity of today’s global economic environment has been further confounded by concerns of social and environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusiveness. In the marketplace, e-commerce and the new market entrants are becoming exceedingly aggressive making destabilisation of established players frequent headlines.
The resultant dynamics call for a relook at the pertinent strategies for global competitiveness as well as economic growth in the developing and the developed economies. The conclave aims at bringing together academicians, corporate professionals, policy makers, practitioners and experts working in the field of business management, in order for exchange of information and to discuss diverse challenges and strategies related to global competitiveness and economic growth.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at Strategies for Global Competitiveness and Economic Growth (SGCEG 2017), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Challenges of business and strategies for global competitiveness in 21st century
- Global challenges and opportunities for economic growth
- Innovative marketing strategies for global competitiveness
- Human resource challenges and strategies in the 21st century
- Developments in financial management for strategic advantage
- Challenges and initiatives in operation management for achieving competitive advantage
Submission of manuscripts: 15 April, 2017