"International e-FDP organized by Management Department"
July 04, 2020
E- International faculty development Program on “‘Advanced Research Methods: Enabling Quality Research Publications’.
In its endeavour to assist the academic fraternity in achieving excellence in quality publications, Management Department I.T.S Ghaziabad organised a five-day International Faculty Development Program on the focal theme of “Advanced Research Methods Enabling Quality Research publications”. The virtual platform of E-IFDP hosted International speakers of high repute and was attended by more than 200 faculty members and research scholars from 24 states of India and from 18 other countries like U.S.A, Africa, Bahrain, Kuwait, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Nigeria and Oman and Turkey.
The digital platform was graced by the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Edward R Lawrence- College of Business, Florida International University, USA; Prof. (Dr.) David Petrie- Adjunct business professor with Concordia Universities, Portland and Chicago; Prof. (Dr.) Lloyd Scott- Technological University, Ireland; Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Krishnamurthy- Dean at University of Washington (Bothell) School of Business Kirkland, USA; Prof. (Dr.) Dileep Kumar M. ProfessorAfrica Business School, Mohamed VI Polytechnic University, Africa; Prof. V. Shekhar Accredited Management Teacher by AIMA, India; Prof. (Dr.) Roy Sembel-Professor Distinguished Chair at IPMI International Business School, Indonesia;Dr. Ivan Zupic -Goldsmiths, University of London and Dr.Souha Akiki Svahn- Founder Paris Graduate School, France.
The inaugural session of the E-IFDP was initiated by the welcome address of Dr. Vidya Sekhri, Director Management Department at I.T.S Ghaziabad. Dr. Sekhri emphasised the importance of quality publications for the academic fraternity. She also mentioned that how in this pandemic situation the technology has actually armed us with numerous opportunities which can always be utilised for better performances. The digital platform of E-IFDP was graced by the presence of Shri. Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman I.T.S- The Education Group. Shri Arpit Chadha gave the message of technology adoption with a purpose. In his message Shri. Arpit Chadha touched upon various aspects of how this COVID situation can be turned into opportunity for all. Dr. Anusha Agarwal, E-IFDP Coordinator presented the overview of the five-day FDP.
Prof. (Dr.) Edward R Lawrence- College of Business, Florida International University, Miami, USA delivered the inaugural address. Prof. Lawrence highlighted the importance of formulating a research problem before embarking upon writing a research article.
Prof. (Dr.) David Petrie- Adjunct Business professor with Concordia Universities, Portland and Chicago, delivered the first session of the Day where he highlighted the importance of Industry- academia collaboration for research.
Attaining proficiency in Literature Review is one of the keys to write a quality research paper. Prof. (Dr.) Lloyd Scott- Head Knowledge in Sustainable Construction Practice Research Group at Technological University Dublin, Ireland gave some useful and pertinent information on “Literature Review – How to do it right”
Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Krishnamurthy- Dean at University of Washington (Bothell) School of Business Kirkland, Washington, USA, delivered a highly interactive session on the topic Truth Claims and Causality in Academic Research. He very well explained to the participants about cause, effect, moderating and mediating effects in research.
Prof. (Dr.) Dileep Kumar M., Professor Research, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and OB, Africa Business School, Mohamed VI Polytechnic University, Africa gave highly useful information on “Instrumentation in Research: Adaption, Adoption and Development” He discussed all three methods of Instrumentation in detail by taking examples from high quality research papers.
Prof. V. Shekhar Accredited Management Teacher by AIMA, India was the keynote speaker. Prof. Shekhar has been an alumni of BITS Pilani and IIT Kolkata. He has over two decades of rich academic and corporate experience.
Prof. V. Shekhar painstakingly took all efforts to explain all the technicalities associated with SPSS. Prof. Shekhar took numerous examples and shared some worksheets with the participants so that the participants can have hands on learning with the tool.
Prof. (Dr.) Roy SembelProfessor Distinguished Chair at IPMI International Business School, Indonesiadiscussed the various ways by which academic research in management can be more useful and relevant. Dr. Roy augmented the discussion of research just becoming a ‘paper production function’ and not being able to fruitfully contribute to the business needs. Therefore, he urged to the young researchers and faculty colleagues to learn to step out of their comfort zone and engage with the real world.
Dr. Ivan Zupic - Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths University of London, UK took an interesting session on Bibliometric analytics. For any researcher the task of writing a research article / paper cannot be completed until due attention is given to referencing and Bibliometric. Dr.Zupic introduced various software for the same which can be used by the researchers in their work. Apart from sharing tips and techniques for Bibliometric analysis Dr.Zupic also discussed the nuances of citations which have become a very important parameter for quality publication.
The second session on day 5 was taken by Dr.Souha Akiki Svahn- Founder Paris Graduate School, France on a very contemporary issue of “Research in ethics”. As it is widely known that with the growing number of publications in the academics, the issue of ethics has gained utmost importance. Dr.Souha highlighted the moral conduct which the authors should undertake. She advised that the authors should stay away from falsification and fabrication of the data and maintain high level of ethical standards.
The valedictory session of 5-day E-IFDP had the benign presence of Shri Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman I.T.S- The Education Group. Shri Arpit Chadha applauded the success of the 5-day E-IFDP. Director Management Department Dr. Vidya Sekhri proposed the vote of thanks. Virtual Plaques were presented to all the speakers at the end of their respective sessions. Participant delegates appreciated the overall coordination and the smooth conduct of the entire program.
The entire program was conceptualised and executed by Dr. Anusha Agarwal, Dr.Charu Chaudhry and Prof Parul Gupta.