The Project Management Research & Academic Conference is a three-day professional development event and the fifth in the series of Research & Academic Conferences (RAC) conducted by Project Management Institute (PMI) India biennially since 2011.
The RAC 2019 is being hosted by Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITMK), Trivandrum and co-hosted by Indian Institute of Management (IIMK), Kozhikode.
The last four conferences received overwhelming responses from scholars, senior practitioners and students. Experts from industry as well as education fraternity interacted with professionals to identify and seek solutions to bridge the gaps in capabilities, competence, knowledge base and expert talent in the field of project management.
Globalization has led to increased competition across the world forcing most of the services and manufacturing industries (like telecom, pharma, IT & ITES, R&D, automobiles, space, airlines, electronics) to undergo a tectonic shift in the way their business was traditionally conducted. Businesses that manage to restructure themselves and operate successfully into projectized organizations have achieved time-tomarket agility.
Close to the heels of the third industrial revolution (also known as Digital Revolution-lasting close to three decades), is the next, rather disruptive revolution. Blockchains, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 3-D Printing, Big Data Analytics. These are part of Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0). In this fourth revolution, we are facing a range of new technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds. This has indeed ushered in an era of disruption that constantly challenges the traditional way of handling projects
The conference theme of "Project management in the emerging world of disruption" tries to answer some of the possible roles of these technologies on a project environment like:
Papers are invited on topics related to the theory and practice of project management in the areas of:
The conference organizers look forward to receiving high-quality original research papers, surveys, case studies, technical notes and write-ups that link with the theme (not limited to above aspects). Researchers or practitioners are also encouraged to submit their studies/ papers from other areas of project management leading to theory development and/or practical implications.
The selected good quality abstracts would be provided the opportunity for full papers submission so that it can be considered for publication in the reputed IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review (IIMK SMR) after following the Journals double blind peer review process (https://in.sagepub.com/enin/ sas/journal/iim-kozhikode-society-management-review#submission-guidelines). The journal has been ranked “2” (equivalent to “B” category) in the Academic Journal Guide 2018 published by the Association of Business Schools (ABS Ranking).