The SCMS Cochin School of Business has been conducting the Social Science Research Colloquium since 2019. We focus on the emerging trends in Management Practices.
Into its fourth edition, in the backdrop of the pandemic, SSRC 2022 proposes to focus on the concept of Sustainable Development Goals by revisiting the Agenda 2030 of ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’.
The Sustainable Development Goals is initiated as a means to achieve universal development in a unique format. Comprehensive and sustainable development focusing on social, economic and environmental aspects of life and living is what is envisioned. The proposed Social Science Research Colloquium 2022(SSRC 2022) is being organized by SCMS Cochin School of Business in collaboration with Kochi Municipal Corporation on 21st and 22nd of April, 2022.
The colloquium plans to focus on four of the seventeen SDGs proposed by UN. They are Good Health and Wellbeing (Goal 3), Quality Education (Goal 4), Industry Innovation and Infrastructure (Goal 9) and Sustainable Cities and Communities (Goal 11). The proposed target audience include, however are not restricted to policymakers, participants from the academia, international organisations, civil society organisations and other relevant stakeholders. Special consideration will be given to researchers in the field of Management and other Social Science domains. The experience they garner from this event will help them in developing ideas regarding inserting new contents and relevant interdisciplinary angles and learning methods to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This will also help in developing commitment to and act in support of SDGs.
Collaboration with Kochi Municipal Corporation is an essential extension that SCMS should think of when taking SDGs as the focus of this year’s colloquium. The Sustainable Development Goals, even though created at a macro level, effective implementation will be possible only through actions at the local level. Hence, localising SDGs is the only way to carry the goals forward to achievement. Collaboration with Kochi Municipal Corporation will assure discussions from a practitioners’ angle in the colloquium, thus rendering it more comprehensive.
Humanity has been living through the most devastating crisis from 2019 December onwards. The pandemic has shaken the roots of the most powerful nations and left others crippled. The fundamental survival opportunities offered by health, education, infrastructure development and developed living spaces have weakened in the context of the pandemic. The targets and indicators of the SDGs need to be revisited in concurrence with the emerging realities to make them meaningful in the newly evolving circumstances.
Future of the world lies in sustainable development practices. Living in the era of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) measurements and mandatory compliances, guidance offered by UN Sustainable Development Goals will form the key to management practices. The proposed research colloquium wishes to address four of the sustainable development goals from a management perspective. However, the scope of the papers shall not be limited by this focus.
The key driver of the colloquium is the SDG Agenda 2030 - ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’. The colloquium calls for papers in the following areas:
The Best Paper Award will be presented for outstanding research work. The awardee will be decided by a committee of experts.
In order for a paper to be considered for presentation at the conference, at least one/both authors (s) must register for the conference. To participate in the conference, however, each author willing to participate must register, either onsite or online. The details of the registration fees are as follows
"Best/selected paper will be considered for publication in the SCMS Journal of Indian Management (Scopus Indexed and UGC approved) subject to the Journal's standard editorial and review processes.”