Wednesday, August 31, 2011

FPM@ IIM Bangalore

http://www.iimb.ernet.in/doctoral

Faculty Refresher Course @ IGIDR

Refresher Course on Advances in Economics for College/University Faculty Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) (Deemed University) Mumbai November 14-December 2, 2011
IGIDR is an autonomous research body located in Mumbai and founded in 1987 by the Reserve Bank of India. It received the deemed university status in 1995. It offers Masters in Economics and integrated M.Phil/Ph.D programs in Development Studies. Its mission is to promote the study and dissemination of knowledge of, and conduct research from a broad interdisciplinary perspective, on development with its economic, technological, social, political and ecological aspects, to gain insights into the process of development and alternative policy options, with special emphasis on social, legal, organizational and institutional aspects.

IGIDR is organizing an intensive refresher course on Advances in Economics from November 14 to December 2, 2011, as part of its nationwide capacity building activities. Several short courses such as Contemporary issues in Development, Contemporary issues in Energy and Environment, Decision Theory, Game Theory, Institutions, Investments, Oligopoly, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Productivity, and Time Series within the broad themes of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Development and Energy and Environment will be offered by IGIDR faculty. Apart from these short courses, there will be additional special lectures by eminent scholars.

Applications are sought from interested faculty from universities and colleges recognized by the University Grants Commission to participate in this refresher course. Preference would be given to those who are teaching Economics at Masters or senior undergraduate level, preferably below 45 years of age and who have done mathematics at the higher
secondary and/or Bachelors ancillary level. The application should include detailed cv with contact details such as phone and email id, the courses taken by the faculty in their Bachelors and Masters degrees, and also the courses that they are currently teaching, along with a short syllabi. IGIDR will provide boarding and lodging to the selected participants. In addition, selected outstation participants will be paid travel allowance (not exceeding return 2-tier AC train fare by the shortest route) on furnishing the original tickets. Applications should be sent to Mr. Jai Mohan Pandit, Registrar, IGIDR, Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Film City Road, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 by post or by fax (022-2840 2752) or by email (facultyrefresher@igidr.ac.in) by September 20, 2011. Please add "Refresher Course on Advances in Economics" header to your envelope or electronic message.

Doctoral Programme @ A N Sinha Institute

A. N. SINHA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL STUDIES
Application for Award of ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship (2011-12)
A.N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies Patna, an interdisciplinary research institute enacted and financed by the Govt. of Bihar and recognized and supported by the ICSSR, has been doing pioneering research with focus on development and change. Applications are invited from interested candidates having qualified JRF/NET/Lecturership or completed M.Phil or have two years research experience (a certificate to this effect to be attached from the concerned authority) or have at least two articles (reprints to be attached) published in professional journals in Social Sciences., for the award of ICSSR Doctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences preferably in disciplines: Economics, Political Science & Public Administration, Sociology & Anthropology and Social Psychology at this Institute. Selected candidates shall be paid a fellowship at par with UGC. The application with proposed synopsis should reach this Institute by the 30th day of publication of this advertisement. Further details about the fellowship may be browsed through the website of the ICSSR (www.icssr.org) or contact Institute office on 0612-2219395 or ansiss1964@gmail.com. The interview date shall be communicated to shortlisted candidates.

Doctoral Programme @ MPISSR

MP Institute of Social Science Research 6, Bharatpuri Institutional Area, Ujjain – 456 010
ADMISSION IN DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
MPISSR invites applications for three ICSSR Doctoral Fellows from candidates who have cleared NET or those who have completed their MPhil in Political Science, Commerce, Geography and Economics, (with 55% marks in PG). Amount of Fellowship is governed by UGC norms and the tenure shall be for 2 years. Application with Research Proposal and copies of certificates should reach the Director, MPISSR by September 24, 2011 (mpissr@yahoo.co.in, rishinagar@yahoo.co.uk).

Book Award 2011

Prof. G. S. Ghurye Book Award 2011
The University of Mumbai is pleased to invite nominations for the Prof. G. S. Ghurye Book Award. Books in the fields of Sociology and Anthropology written by an Indian author(s) and first published in India or abroad between Jan 1 and Dec 31, 2010 are eligible. The winner, to be decided by a Selection Committee, will receive a cash award and citation. Past recipients include Veena Das, M. S. Gore, Ratna Naidu, T. K. Oommen, M. S. A. Rao, Satish Sabarwal, K. S. Singh, M. N. Srinivas and R. K. Jain. Nominations should come from persons other than the author and should include the names of author, book and publisher. They should be submitted by October 15, 2011, by post or email to: P. G. Jogdand, Head, Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, Kalina, Santa Cruz (E), Mumbai – 400 098. Email: head.sociology@mu.ac.in

3rd Global Conference: Urban Fantasies - Magic and the Supernatural


3rd Global Conference Urban Fantasies: Magic and the Supernatural 18th March - 20th March 2012 Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

Jimmy Paz. Harry Dresden. Matthew Swift. Felix Castor. Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton.

These are among the more recent characters that fill the shelves of Urban Fantasy in local or online bookshops. The novels that constitute the genre are set in cities or gritty inner-cities and contain one or more fantastic elements. Alien races, mythological characters, paranormal beings, and the manipulation of magical forces all appear in these novels. Self-esteem issues and tragic
pasts often color or shape the principal characters. Although most often contemporary, the tales are sometimes set in the past or future as well. The books and stories demonstrate how magic or the supernatural interact with everyday quotidian life, either changing it
forever (as in the *Shadow Saga*) or remaining a hidden force that protects the unknowing residents of the city (as in *The Chamber of Ten*).

This Urban Fantasy thread is part of a larger project concerned with Magic and the Supernatural in all its myriad forms. The fascination and appeal of magic and supernatural entities pervades societies and cultures. The continuing appeal of these characters is a testimony to how they shape our daydreams and our nightmares, as well as how we yearn for something that is "more" or "beyond"
what we can see-touch-taste-feel. Children still avoid stepping on cracks, lovers pluck petals from a daisy, cards are dealt and tea leaves read.

A belief in magic as a means of influencing the world seems to have been common in all cultures. Some of these beliefs crossed over into nascent religions, influencing rites and religious celebrations. Over time, religiously-based supernatural events (miracles) acquired their own flavour, separating themselves from standard magic. Some modern religions such as the Neopaganisms embrace connections to magic, while others retain only echoes of their distant origins.

Papers from any discipline are welcome on any aspect of the Urban Fantasy genre as well as those concerned with Magic and the Supernatural in more general terms or other subheadings.Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, these:

    * Gender and sexual stereotypes/roles in UF stories
    * Updating and rewriting of traditional mythologies in UF
    * Role of / interaction of magic/philosophy/religion in UF
    * Magical practice as religion in UF
    * Changes in UF as reflections of /opposition to contemporary culture
    * Cultural and racial stereotypes in UF
    * Comparison of UF and other fantasy sub-genres
    * Importance of geographic location (ex.London, Salzburg, Venice) in UF
    * Importance of historical accuracy and fidelity in UF
    * Explanations for how magic functions/operates in varying UF stories
    * Magic as "paranormal," anything alleged to exist that is not explainable by any present laws of science
    * the distinctions between magic and religion and science
    * Magical thinking and the equation of coincidence with causality
    * Folk magic and traditional systems of magic
    * Magick and Wicca as religious systems in modern society
    * Witchcraft in the European context
    * Witchcraft and animism in African or Asian contexts
    * Magic as illusion, stagecraft, sleight-of-hand
    * Magic in modern literature (ex. Harry Potter, Harry Dresden, the saga of Middle Earth, the Chronicles of Narnia, etc.) and in traditional literatures (folk or fairy tales, legends,mythologies, etc.)
    * Magic in art and the depiction of magical creatures, practices or practitioners
    * the associations of magic with the monstrous or evil; does one imply the presence of the other?
    * the portrayal of magic, magical creatures, and magical practices or practitioners on television and in film
    * the roles or uses of magic in video games, on-line communities, role-playing games, subcultural formations and identities
    * the similarities and differences of magical creatures across societies and time periods
    * the interplay of magic and religion as well as science
    * the sciences of demonology and angelology
    * the role of divination or prophecy in societies or religions
    * the use of natural vs. supernatural explanations for world events
    * Magic and the supernatural as coping mechanisms for individuals and societies

The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 30th September 2011. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 27th January 2012. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to
the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Stephen Morris
Hub Leader (Evil)
Independent Scholar
New York, USA
Email: smmorris58@yahoo.com

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK
Email: uf3@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface' programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s) or for inclusion in the Perspectives on Evil journal (relaunching 2011).

For further details of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-
interface/evil/magic-and-the-supernatural/

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/magic-and-the-supernatural/call-for-papers/

2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management Conference

2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference 31 May 2012 to 3 June 2012 Corfu Island, Greece

The conference will take place at the Grecotel Corfu Imperial hotel, ideally located by a golden beach in a private peninsula at the island of Corfu in Greece. Corfu is an internationally established tourism destination well-known for its cosmopolitan style, rich gastronomic appeal, and vibrant night-life.

This challenging conference will include a state-of-the-art program comprising of:
• a quality Scientific Research Track with double-blind refereed paper presentations;
• impressive publication opportunities for delegates, at prestigious journals with ISI impact factor;
• an innovative Doctoral Colloquium for PhD researchers, as well as publication opportunities in dedicated journal special issues;
• cutting-edge keynote speakers and roundtables from the hospitality and tourism industry, the academia and the public sector;
• remarkable social activities, including a gala dinner in a palace, excursions and field tours…

The research track of the conference will be exploring the overall theme of "Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management", and will focus on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) the following:
• Marketing
• Management
• Human Resources
• Education and Training
• Information Technology and e-Business
• Finance & Economics
• Service Quality
• Operations Management
• Leisure
• Sports & Events
• Catering, Restaurant, Food & Beverage
• Hospitality
• Tourism Planning & Development
• Destination Management
• Regional Development
• Alternative Forms of Tourism
• Impacts of Tourism
• Sustainable Development
• Environmental Issues and Climate Change
• Crisis Management
• Transportation & Travel
• Airlines
• Gastronomy and Wine Tourism
• Heritage and Culture Tourism
• Religious Tourism
• Gay and Lesbian Tourism
• Erasmus Mundus Research Track.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 16 October 2011.

General enquiries: info@ahtmmc2012.gr
Submission of abstracts:
submissions@ahtmmc2012.gr
Web address: http://www.ahtmmc2012.gr

Organised by: a) the Department of Tourism Management of the Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki in Greece; b) the
School of Hospitality Business Management of the Washington State University in the USA; c) the Department of Business Administration of the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece; d) the Research Institute for Tourism of the Hellenic Chamber of Hoteliers.

Co-Chairs of the Scientific and Organising
Committees:
• Prof. Evangelos Christou, Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
• Prof. Dionysios Chionis, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece
• Prof. Dogan Gursoy, Washington State University, USA
• Prof. Marianna Sigala, University of the Aegean, Greece
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Monday, August 29, 2011

1st Global Conference: Celebrity: Exploring Critical Issues

1st Global Conference Celebrity: Exploring Critical Issues 15th March - 17th March 2012 Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
The dream to be famous is as old as humanity itself. Celebrities are born every day and they often disappear after their Warholian fifteen minutes. Celebrity culture has long ceased to be of interest only to tabloids and merchandisers and the people that consume them. Its analysis permeates all disciplines of study, making celebrity a multifaceted concept. Though more obvious in the late 20th century, academics have continually called for a broader programme of celebrity studies; anthropologists have been identifying connections between celebrity status and religion (shamanism; idolatry; reliquaries); psychologists have been discussing the
consequences of 'celebrity worship' and warning about the fate of those who rose to questionablefame within a fortnight. With the seemingly insatiable desire for the lifestyle, style-tips and emulation of celebrity sociologists have been describing new ways of representing, producing and, most importantly, consuming celebrity; all manner of consumer products, not least the medical world, has been engaging celebrities to promote a cornucopia of products as well as health-awareness programmes or as spokes-persons
for the UN, UNICEF, ambassadors, charities and beyond.; more recently, economists have pointed to the entertainment sector to find areas which have not been drastically touched by recession.

This call for papers addresses a serious, interdisciplinary and multicultural analysis of the phenomenon of celebrity.

This call for papers addresses a serious, interdisciplinary and multicultural analysis of the phenomenon of celebrity. Papers, reports,
work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to the following
themes:

    * Definitions of celebrity-hood, stardom, charisma, uniqueness/singularity across cultures
    * The history of celebrity: the idols in the past and now
    * From zero to hero
    * The modern celebrity culture
    * Ideological conditions of celebrity culture
    * Celebrities as commodities
    * Representation of celebrities; 'celebrification' processes; the making of the 'star'
    * Celebrity and identity formation; empowerment or objectification; self-fashioning (public vs private self)
    * Celebrity culture and the audience (i.e. fandom; celebrity worship; stalking; role models; franchising)
    * Good and bad PR
    * Celebrities as cultural fabrications
    * Celebrity and power; political function of celebrity status
    * Politics and celebrities; celebrities in politics
    * Mass media and the formation of celebrity culture
    * Celebrity in the media: news, shows, tabloids
    * Celebrity and the law, accountability, morality, crime, transgressions
    * Celebrity status and gender
    * Celebrity as educators; their positive impact; celebrities and humanitarian actions; awareness-raising
    * Notorious celebrity/fame: The anti-heroes
    * Celebrities and their personnel
    * Child celebrities: Too young for fame?
    * Celebrity status as a burden; The weight of stardom
    * Forgotten celebrities: What happens when fame disappears? Celebrities and ageing
    * Unwanted fame
    * Intercultural perspective on celebrity: i.e. Bollywood vs Hollywood
    * (Post)colonialism and celebrity
    * (Auto)biographies of/by stars and idols: self-representation, truth/fiction
    * Celebrity confessional literature; Self-help books by celebrities

Papers will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes. Papers will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 30th September 2011. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper of no more than 3000 words should be submitted by Friday 27th January 2012.
Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to both Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the followinginformation and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: Celebrity Abstract
Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Katarzyna Bronk
Adam Mickiewicz University,
Poznan,
Poland
E-mail: kbronk@ifa.amu.edu.pl

Dr Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net
Priory House, Wroslyn Road,
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
Email: celeb@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Critical Issues series of research projects. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference are eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be invited to go forward for development into a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

For further details of the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/celebrity-exploring-critical-issues/

For further details of the conference, please
visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/critical-issues/ethos/celebrity-exploring-critical-
issues/call-for-papers/

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Research in Centre for Studies in Science Policy: CfEs: International Economic Development Research ...

Research in Centre for Studies in Science Policy: CfEs: International Economic Development Research ...: EXIM BANK International Economic Development Research Annual (IEDRA) Award, 2011 (In commemoration of Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary...

International Islamic Banking, Finance and Investment Conference

International Islamic Banking, Finance and Investment Conference 19 to 20 December 2011 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Research papers relating to the field of Islamic business research such as Islamic Banking, Finance, Economics, Insurance, Investment, Management and Marketing are invited for this international conference offering publication opportunities

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 4 November 2011.

Enquiries: papsconfo@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.info-researchmeeting.com
Sponsored by: World Business Institute

Friday, August 26, 2011

13th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

13th Global Conference Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness 15th March - 17th March 2012 Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
Hitler. Spitzer. Torquemada. Weiner. Genghis Khan. Lucrecia Borgia. Ronald Reagan. Ivan the Terrible. Bill Clinton. What do all these people have in common? They are all considered evil by a few, some, many, or all others who know anything about them. Why? What makes them evil? Or even just plain old wicked? What makes them not-evil or not-wicked? How does the label evil or wicked change our estimation of them? How has the use of those labels for these folk — and others — changed over time? How will the use of
these labels continue to evolve?

Further, is evil an all-or-nothing term? Is some one either evil or not evil? Is it a term reserved for use in relation to 'special cases'? Serial killers? Paedophiles? Mothers who kill their children? Children who kill other children? Is it only people who can be evil? Can animals
be evil? Can countries or nations be evil?

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited on issues on or broadly related to any of the following themes:

1. Wrestling with 'Evil' - does the language of 'evil' make sense in the 21st Century?
- what is 'evil'? What is the concept of 'evil'?
- when we use the term 'evil' what do we seek to convey?
- understanding the language of evil
- 'evil' and other possibilities: morally objectionable; morally wrong; bad; immoral; iniquitous; reprobate; sinful; wrong; depraved;
diabolical; heinous; malevolent; wicked  

2. The Nature of Evil
- the contexts of evil; the 'meaning' of evil as context dependent
- the roots of evil
- what counts as evil? Evil, Evils. Is there such a thing?
- the boundaries of evil; the forms of evil; types of evil; instances of evil. Universal evil?
- the practices of evil 
- taking evil seriously; enjoying evil; satisfying evil

3. Explanatory Frameworks
- what are we looking for? The possibility of explanations
- what is an explanation?
- what does or should an explanation seek to achieve?
- is evil capable of explanation?
- explanation as evil

4. Understanding Evil
- from the perspectives of the disciplines indicative examples: anthropology, art, art history, criminology, cultural studies, history,
legal studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology

- from the perspectives of professions indicative examples: accountants, architects, diplomats, doctors, engineers, lawyers,
pharmacists, planners, teachers, vets; people working in economics, forensics, medicine, nursing, politics, prison services, psychiatry

- from the perspectives of vocations indicative examples: people working in altruistic vocations, professional vocations, voluntary
vocations, religious vocations, humanitarian campaigning and activities

- from the perspectives of ngos indicative examples: United Nations, international ngo's, business oriented ngo's, governmental
ngo's, quango's, civil society ngo's; people working with interest groups, lobbying activities; charity organisations; relief organisations; occupational organisations; not-for-profit networks

5. Representations of Evil
- art, art history, visual culture
- cinema, tv, theatre, radio
- music; metal
- media
- technological and multi-media representations
- video games and on-line communities
- subcultural formations and identities
- fashion and evil
- gothic subjectivities and Othering

6. Confronting Evil
- how is it possible to confront evil?
- can evil be resolved? Should evil be resolved?
- the work of Truth and Reconciliation commissions; the International Criminal Court; the role of law and local criminal justice procedures
- the work of international organisations
- the role of charities

The Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 30th September  2011. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where  appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft  paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011. Abstracts should  be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be  in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and  in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

Stephen Morris
Hub Leader (Evil)
Independent Scholar
New York, USA
Email:nycstephen12@yahoo.com

Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK
Email: evil13@interdisciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface' programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and
interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers maybe invited for development for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s) or for inclusion in the Perspectives on Evil journal (relaunching 2011).

For further details of the project, please visit: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/perspectives-on-evil/

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/evil/perspectives-on-evil/call-for-
papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or
subsistence.

Call for papers PAA 2012

http://www.populationassociation.org/sidebar/annual-meeting/call-for-papers/

European Population Conference

http://epc2012.princeton.edu/

Population Conference in Ghana

http://poppov.org/PopPovConferences/6thAnnualPopPovConference.aspx

Health Conference @IHEPA

https://viewer.zoho.com/docs/wd7Cac

Population Conference

http://www.asianpa.org/

Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Strategy/IB at University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, The University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years.  Ranked 21st among the top 200 universities in the world by the UK's Times Higher Education, the University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and about 100 sub-divisions of studies and learning.  There are over 23,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students coming from 50 countries, and more than 1,200 members of academic and academic-related staff, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor
in Business Strategy/International Business
in the School of Business
(Ref.: 201100573)

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Business Strategy/International Business (IB) in the Strategy/IB Group in the School of Business, from July 1, 2012 or as soon as possible on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Strategy, International Business, or Management, with potential for high-quality research and teaching. Preference will be given to those in Strategy/IB areas such as competitive and corporate strategy, global strategy, firm boundaries and organization, with a focus on strategies in emerging economies. The appointee is expected to publish in top-tier strategy/IB journals and to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totaling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical/dental benefits.  Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Information about the Faculty can be obtained at www.fbe.hku.hk. Please send your application package to Mrs. Henrietta Yim by e-mail at hyim@business.hku.hk.  Applicants are also requested to apply on-line at https://jobs.hku.hk. Review of applications will continue until the post is filled. Candidates who are not contacted within 6 months of the date of their applications may consider their applications unsuccessful.

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Conferences as on 27th August 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Upcoming conferences in Economics as on 25/8/2011


Upcoming Conferences in Economics and related fields


2012 Winter Global Conference On Business And Finance (Gcbf) Honolulu, Hawaii 2012 (Sponsored By The Institute For Business And Finance Research, Llc (Ibfr))

Dates: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - Friday, January 06, 2012
Submission deadline: Monday, November 07, 2011
Venue: Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Workshop Financial Markets And Financial Regulation: Sources Of Instability Or Growth? International Historical Perspectives

Dates: Thursday, April 05, 2012 - Thursday, April 05, 2012
Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Venue: M√ľnster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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24th Australasian Finance And Banking Conference Institute Of Global Finance At The Australian School Of Business, University Of New South Wales, Sydney

Dates: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - Friday, December 16, 2011
Submission deadline: Monday, August 22, 2011
Venue: Sydney, Shangri-La Hotel, Australia
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Academy Of Financial Services 25th Annual Meeting

Dates: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - Monday, October 24, 2011
Submission deadline: Monday, April 04, 2011
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Suerf – The European Money And Finance Forum; Bank Of Finland; Centre For Economic Policy Research (Cepr)

Dates: Thursday, September 22, 2011 - Friday, September 23, 2011
Submission deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2011
Venue: Helsinki, Bank of Finland, Finland
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Business Economics Society International (B) January 2012 Conference

Dates: Saturday, January 07, 2012 - Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Submission deadline: Friday, September 30, 2011
Venue: Queenstown, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown, New Zealand
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Tenth International Conference Of Global Research In Business & Economics Global Academy Of Business And Economic Research (Gaber)

Dates: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - Thursday, May 10, 2012
Submission deadline: Monday, January 30, 2012
Venue: Chenai, Sheraton Chenai, India
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IPE seminar

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UN employment and internships

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FELLOWSHIPS FOR CANADA, 2012-13

FELLOWSHIPS FOR CANADA, 2012-13

The Foreign Affairs Canada, Government of Canada, through Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, invites applications from Indian scholars for Understanding Canada Faculty Research, Faculty Enrichment and Doctoral Research Fellowships.

 

A. Understanding Canada - Faculty Research, and B. Understanding Canada - Faculty Enrichment Fellowship

These awards are intended for scholars who wish to work up to five weeks projects identified by them in Canada. The projects should lead to the publication of scholarly articles in India in the case of research awards, and the development of courses on Canada in Indian Universities in the case of enrichment awards.  Preference will be given to projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada's foreign policy. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada's foreign policy include Democracy & Rule of Law, Economic Development, Environment, Managing Diversity, North American Partnership, Peace and Security, Education and Bilateral ties.

 

Eligibility: (i) Faculty Research, (ii) Faculty Enrichment

The applicants should be full-time members of the academic staff of a recognized institution of higher education or an equivalent degree-granting organization in India.  Faculty Research applicants may also be scholars at research and policy institutes in India or professors emeritus.  Applicants should hold a degree equivalent to postgraduate qualification.  Applications from others without these formal qualifications shall be considered only if successful research and teaching experience can be demonstrated.  The applicants who are able to provide evidence of their interest in or involvement with Canada prior to the application will be preferred.  This may be demonstrated by courses already given, research undertaken, extra-mural activities, active membership in relevant organizations, etc.

Awards cover the cost of trip to Canada for up to four weeks (as per the policy laid down).

C. Understanding Canada - Doctoral Research Fellowships

 

These awards are intended for scholars who wish to work up to six months on the applicants' doctoral dissertation in Canada.  Preference will be given to applicants whose dissertations focus on topics that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada's foreign policy. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada's foreign policy include Democracy & Rule of Law, Economic Development, Environment, Managing Diversity, North American Partnership, Peace and Security, Education and Bilateral ties. Proposals in Comparative studies with substantial Canadian content (33% or more) and with Aspects of Canada's bilateral relations with participating countries are also encouraged.

 

Eligibility:  (iii) Doctoral Research Fellowship

 

Applicants must be enrolled as doctoral candidates in a recognized institution of high education or equivalent degree-granting organization and must expect to have completed non-thesis requirements of the Ph.D. by the time the tenure of the award commences.

 

Guidelines: Applicants in all categories must be citizens or permanent residents of India and proficient in either English or French.  Repeat applications for faculty awards will not be considered until the objectives of the earlier award have been demonstrably achieved. Please note that purely scientific subjects such as physics, chemistry, medicine, engineering, etc., which would not lead to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada per se are not eligible, nor are proposals which focus exclusively on technological or methodological issues.

 

Value: i) Excursion rate return air ticket between India and Canada by the most direct route, and ii) a suitable living and accommodation allowance.

 

Please note that successful applicants in both faculty categories will be required to attend a Understanding Canada Orientation sessions in New Delhi. The remainder of the award period will be spent working on the projects proposed in the application.

The decision of the adjudication committee is not eligible for an appeal.

 

ENQUIRIES AND APPLICATION FORMS

For the application Materials please visit the Shastri Institutes website at: www.sici.org.in OR  www.sici.org

For any query, write to Dr. Prachi Kaul, Programme Officer at:  prachi@sici.org.in or  sici@sici.org.in

 

DEADLINE:  Receipt of completed applications: 20 OCTOBER, 2011 (5.00.P.M.)

Course and Conference Announcements as on 25/8/2011


U P C O M I N G  D E A D L I N E S:
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Funding & Managing Dispute Resolution
Amsterdam, Netherlands
from September 22, 2011 to September 22, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 22, 2011
JEL classification(s): D, M, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6919



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MSc Applied Economics: University of the West of England, Bristol
 @ University of the West of England, Bristol
JEL classification(s): A, C, D, E, G, Z
To be found at: http://www.inomics.de/node/6932



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European Investment Bank - Three New EIBURS Sponsorships
For the academic year 2011/2012, the European Investment Bank launches three new EIBURS sponsorships. Presentation of proposals by 16.9.2011.
- European IP regimes and their impact on Technology Transfer / IP finance
- Analysis of investment needs in infrastructure sectors
- The rising of credit risk in microcredit: origins, warning signals, current state and future prospects
For complete information on the EIBURS three lines of research, on selection process: http://www.eib.org/about/partners/universities/eiburs/index.htm and other programmes and mechanisms www.eib.org/universities
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DSE Winter School 2011
Delhi, India
from December 10, 2011 to December 13, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 25, 2011
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6940


The Political Economy of International Organizations (PEIO)
Philadelphia, United States
from January 26, 2012 to January 28, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: September 30, 2011
JEL classification(s): E, F, G, H, K, N, O, P, Q, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6935


International Islamic Banking, Finance and Investment Conference
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
from December 19, 2011 to December 20, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: November 4, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6929


Patent Statistics for Decision Makers 2011 - Conference Registration Open
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
from November 16, 2011 to November 17, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: not specified
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, K, L, M, O, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6928



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2nd Winter School: Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics by Prof. Gary Koop
Queen Mary, University of London, 14-16 December 2011
http://hosted.busman.qmul.ac.uk/cgr/Summer%20Schools/44157.html
A hands-on course on BVARs and models which can be put in state space
form: DSGE models, multivariate stochastic volatility and TVP-VARs.
Morning lectures will be followed by hands-on computer sessions in
the afternoon. This course was previously run at QMUL, central banks
including the Bank of England, the Bundesbank and the Czech National
Bank, and the Polish Ministry of Finance.
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Funding & Managing Dispute Resolution
Amsterdam, Netherlands
from September 22, 2011 to September 22, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 22, 2011
JEL classification(s): D, M, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6919


X Brucchi Luchino Labour Economics Workshop
Rome, Italy
from December 15, 2011 to December 16, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: September 30, 2011
JEL classification(s): I, J
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6916


5th Asian Business Research Conference
Dhaka, Bangladesh
from December 23, 2011 to December 24, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: November 4, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6911


4th International Business and Social Science Research Conference
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
from January 5, 2012 to January 7, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: November 4, 2011
JEL classification(s): A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6910


2nd Annual International Conference on Enterprise Resource Planning & Supply Chain Management (ERP-SCM 2012)
Bali, Indonesia
from April 2, 2012 to April 3, 2012
Deadline for paper submissions: December 1, 2011
JEL classification(s): Z
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6906


TURKRES 2011: Symposium on Regional Dynamics in Development
Denizli, Turkey
from November 18, 2011 to November 18, 2011
Deadline for paper submissions: October 1, 2011
JEL classification(s): R
Further information at: http://www.inomics.com/node/6901


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