20th International Conference on Business Management - 2024

The FMSC at the USJ recently concluded a momentous week dedicated to research and scholarly exchange. The 20th ICBM Research Week, held from February 26th to March 1st, 2024.


February 26, 2024


March 1, 2024

A Resounding Success: Recap of the 20th International Conference on Business Management Research Week

The Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce (FMSC) at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura recently concluded a momentous week dedicated to research and scholarly exchange. The 20th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) Research Week, held from February 26th to March 1st, 2024, proved to be a resounding success, bringing together academics, researchers, industry leaders, and students from across Sri Lanka and the globe.

Week-Long Program Fosters Knowledge Sharing

The week started with pre-conference workshops on February 26th and 27th, delving into cutting-edge topics like Artificial Intelligence for Research, Economic Reawakening and Sustainable Growth, Qualitative Research Methodologies, and Strategies to maximize research impact. These workshops set the stage for a week brimming with intellectual discourse.

On February 28th, the Undergraduate Research Conference took center stage. The conference provided a valuable platform for undergraduate researchers to showcase their work, receiving insightful feedback from Professor (Emeritus) Indralal De Silva’s keynote address on “Sustainable Development Goals and Sri Lankan youth: Do we recognize their vulnerabilities?”.

The 20th ICBM: A Global Discussion on Business and Sustainability

The much-anticipated 20th ICBM on February 29th explored the theme “Resilience and Reinvention for Sustainable Development in the VUCA world.” The conference attracted a diverse audience of academics, featuring keynote address by Professor John Dumay of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. With 89 research papers presented across 13 tracks, the conference fostered discussions on critical business management issues in the context of achieving sustainable development in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) world. Over 20 of these papers were authored by international scholars, enriching the global perspective of the conference.

PhD Colloquium and Business Forum: Bridging Academia and Industry

March 1st saw the PhD Colloquium, where six PhD students presented their research findings, receiving valuable feedback from Professor John Dumay and expert discussants. This session fostered academic development and honed research skills for these future business leaders.

The ICBM Business Forum, also held on March 1st, served as a cornerstone for knowledge exchange and relationship building between academia and industry practitioners. The forum welcomed over 150 participants, including industry leaders, CEOs, senior executives, government officials, and academics. The event was further enriched by the launch of the ICBM 2024 Case Study Book, showcasing stories of resilience and reinvention from leading companies like Hatton National Bank, John Keells Properties, and Sen Vin Collection Ltd.

The 20th ICBM Research Week stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment of the FMSC to fostering knowledge creation and dissemination.  The week-long program offered a unique platform for academics, researchers, and industry leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue, fostering collaboration and paving the way for a more sustainable business future.

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