to the Fourth AIMS International Conference on Management organized
by AIMS International - The Association of Indian Management Scholars
International and Indian Institute of Management Indore (www.iimidr.ac.in).
The conference is also supported by the International Forum of
Management Scholars (www.infoms.net).
The Association of Indian Management Scholars International has been
established to unify Indian management scholars to foster excellence
in education and research, to advance knowledge, and support practice
in all business and related disciplines. It organizes professional
conferences, publishes a journal, and is embarking upon many professional
activities. The previous three AIMS annual conferences were hosted
by IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Ahmedabad, respectively.
Please visit www.aims-international.org
for more information.
About IIM Indore: The
institute was established in the year 1997 by the Government of India
with the support of Government of Madhya Pradesh, IIM Indore is the
latest in the family of IIMs. The campus is located very scenically
on a hilltop covering 200 acres area at the outskirts of the city
of Indore. The institute campus has vast expanse of open green, on
a plateau rising above mean sea level at 617 meters, state-of-the-art
infrastructure and ultra modern facilities. The architecture style
of buildings is a wonderful combination of ethnic and modern, fully
sensitive to environment as well as to physically challenged individuals.
Indore: The city of Indore represents a prefect blend
of historical part and promises of rapid future modernization. This
city derives its name from the 18th century Indreshwar temple. Situated
in the heart of the Malwa plateau in central India, it was the base
of the Holkars, former rulers of this and built by Rani Ahilyabai
Holkar. Today, it is a throbbing, vibrant city coloured by its brave
past. It is a naturally endowed with a beautiful landscape and salubrious
climate. Of interest here are numerous monuments associated with the
Holkars. Indore is famous for its glass bangles and leather toys.
The handicrafts are mostly made by tribes using the wax method of
casting. This is now a rare, lost art not found anywhere else. The
city is well connected by air, road and rail with major cities in