South Asian Management Forum (SAMF) is a biannual conference organized by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA). The Forum aims to provide a platform to bring together academicians, scholars, practicing managers and students of management and business of South Asian countries and exchange views and experiences on various issues in business and management. North South University (NSU) is hosting the 9th SAMF 2006 to be held in Dhaka on 24-25 February 2007. The last conference was held in Lahore, Pakistan in 2004 which was jointly hosted by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan.
The theme of the 9th SAMF 2006 is "Management for Peace, Prosperity and Posterity." We received over 120 papers focusing on a variety of topics from Australia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand and U.K. and 80 of them have been finally selected for presentation at the conference. The conference will be held at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. There will be 20 concurrent sessions with four papers to be presented in each session. Concurrent sessions will be presided over by famous academic/research scholars from the participating countries.
Apart from concurrent session chairs, we expect a number of internationally renowned academic scholars and corporate practitioners who will present keynote papers and participate in plenary sessions. The papers presented at the conference will focus on contemporary business issues and suggest strategies to deal with them successfully. Participants will benefit immensely from the deliberations at the conference.