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Social Science Research Colloquium 2022

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Social Science Research Colloquium 2022
“Sustainable Development Goals and Socioeconomic Change:
Learning and Practice Opportunities”
21st and 22nd April, 2022

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:

SDG 3 – Global Health and Well-being. Topics suggested are:

  • Challenges of health promotion and health care management during public health emergency, preparedness and response towards building healthier societies.
  • COVID pandemic - experiments and experiences with innovative health care management practices
  • Health care financing – challenges and opportunities
  • Recent trends in emergency medical care management

SDG 4 – Quality Education. The topics suggested are:

  • The new normal of online education- opportunities and challenges
  • Online system of education and impact on the cognitive development and mental heath of children in school going age
  • How the digital divide was addressed by the State during the pandemic
  • Pandemic induced changes in financing of education.

SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Topics suggested are:

  • Entrepreneurs and market-ready innovations during the COVID times
  • COVID induced ‘employees’ family and wellbeing’ concerns of employers
  • Challenges of ‘work from home’ management in organisations
  • Cross-sectoral collaborations, social and economic change and SDGs – challenges and opportunities.

SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

  • Expanding public transit in developing cities- realities, opportunities and challenges
  • Master plans and city space development.
  • Understanding values of Culture, Heritage and Identity
  • Responsible tourism

The 2022 SSRC organised by SCMS Cochin School of Business will be held in the SCMS Muttom Campus on 21st and 22nd of April 2022; aiming to open a dialogue between policy makers, experts and stakeholders.

Submission Guidelines: Manuscript to be submitted as a single file, in Word or PDF format. Font size for the body of the text should be 12 point Times New Roman. The submission should contain the title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), keywords, and email address of the corresponding author.

Best Paper Award

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

  • Students: 500 INR, Early Bird: 250
  • Research Scholars: 1000 INR, Early Bird: 750
  • Faculty & Corporates: 1500 INR, Early Bird: 1000
  • International Participants: $25
  • Paper in Absentia: 500 INR

Important Dates

  • April 15, 2022: Paper submission deadline
  • April 18, 2022: Author notification
  • April 20, 2022: Camera-ready submission and conference registration

Paper Publications

"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.”

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  • Address: Prathap Nagar, Muttom, Alwaye, Cochin - 683106, Kerala, India
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