This conference will bring academics and practitioners from around the world to participate in a relevant, rigorous, and candid discussion of principal issues surrounding Nordic-India business relations at national, industry, as well as firm level(s).  
 
We welcome discussion on a wide range of business topics, including (but not restricted to) the following broad themes:
 
• STRATEGIC AND/OR OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS IN LEVERAGING NORDIC-INDIA INDUSTRIAL OPPORTUNITIES
- Planning for cross-national investments
- Industrial and/or Public policy issues related to FDI
- Economic facilitation issues
 
• BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN NORDIC AND/OR INDIAN CONTEXTS
- Opportunity identification in the Nordic-India competitive space
- Knowledge-creation and knowledge management in Nordic and Indian firms. 
- Cross-cultural management issues in Nordic-India interactions
- Emerging trends in Indian retail business
 
• MULTI-LEVEL CONSIDERATIONS IN NORDIC-INDIA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
- Skilled immigrant entrepreneurship, and the role of entrepreneurs in economic development of Nordic countries and/or India.
- Environment and sustainability issues related to business development in the Nordic region and India.
- Exploring Nordic-India innovation/scientific collaborations in STEM, AI, and Big-data spheres.
- Smart-city ideas for living in a glocally-embedded distributed work environment.
- ICT for development
- Challenges of disruptive change
- Business models for value creation and value capture
 
Please send one of the following by September 15, 2018:
1. Detailed abstract (maximum 2 pages double spaced), 
2. Paper or case study (maximum 20 pages double spaced), 
3. Practitioner proposal for panel/round-table discussion /presentation (maximum 2 pages)
 
Paper submission link:  https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nibc2018
Practitioners can send their proposals directly to: nku@sbs.su.se

Acceptance decision: 
Acceptance letters will be sent by 15 th August 2018.  Acceptance of the paper implies that at least one of the authors attends the conference and presents the paper.
 
Registration:
• For Academics: SEK 1500* (No fee for PhD students. *A number of fee waivers are available to authors of accepted papers.) 
• For practitioners: SEK 4000
(This covers, two lunches, a dinner, refreshments, and conference proceedings)
 

Conference proceedings:
Accepted papers / abstracts and posters will be published in an electronic non-copyrighted conference proceeding.  

Journals: 
Selected authors will be invited to submit their work to a dedicated special issue in an international journal. 

Organizers:
Assoc. Prof. Nishant Kumar, Stockholm Business School, Sweden
Prof. Hemant Merchant, University of South Florida in St. Petersburg, USA

Speakers:
Prof. Pervez Ghauri, University of Birmingham, UK
Prof. Sunil Venaik, University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. Hemant Merchant, University of South Florida, USA
Mr. Jan Widerström, Managing Director, SAAB India
Mr. Janne Einola, CEO - Country Manager, H&M India
Mr. Håkan Nordkvist, Head of Sustainability innovation - IKEA Group

Program committee:
Prof. Ali Yakhlef, Stockholm Business School, Sweden
Prof. Marin Alexandrov Marinov, Aalborg University, Denmark
Prof. R.K. Mishra, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, India
Dr. Eva Hansson, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden
Dr. Lakshman Chandrashekhar, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA
Dr. Somya Joshi, Department of Computer Science, Stockholm University
Dr. Tony Aperia, Stockholm Business School, Sweden
Dr. Christian Person, Stockholm Business School, Sweden
Dr. Mallika Banerjee, McGill University, Canada
Dr. Rakhshanda Khan, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Dr. Rafal Sliwinski, University of Economics in Poznan, Poland
Dr. Anita Radon, University of Borås, Sweden 
Dr. Cecilia Soler, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Dr. Anselm Schneider, Stockholm Business School, Sweden
Dr. Johanna Fernholm, Stockholm Business School, Sweden
Dr. Soniya Billore, Linneuniversitetet, Vaxjo, Sweden

 
Sponsored by:
Forum for Asian Studies, Stockholm University