Lums Case Study Competition

7TH ASIAN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AND CASE CONFERENCE

CONVERGENCE OR DIVERGENCE: EMERGING TRENDS IN MANAGEMENT RESEARCH AND CASES IN ASIA

Sub Theme: China's One Belt, One Road Initiative: Implications for Management & Organizations in Asia
 

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2018

 

PRESENTERS: CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE NOW

 

OBSERVERS: CLICK HERE TO PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE NOW

                                                                                                                                                                             

 

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), with its partners, invites submissions for the 7th Asian Management Research and Case Conference 2018 (AMRC 2018).

 

According to the IMF, Asia continues to be the leader of global economic growth. Growth will remain strong at 5.4% in 2018. For the last several decades, emerging economies in Asia have successfully dominated the global economic outlook. These developments have led to a renewed interest among management scholars in conducting research on issues relevant to the region.  This has led to the popular convergence-divergence debate amongst academics and management practitioners. With a significant increase in global foreign direct investment in Asia, are management practices in Asia gradually resembling those of the developed economies of the west or is the region pushing back?  The challenges facing this region are manifold, heterogeneous and complex. In order to explore this debate further and add to the research on this topic, this year’s conference theme is ‘Convergence or divergence: Emerging trends in management research and cases in Asia’.


Submissions may include: Research Papers, Teaching Cases, Panel or Paper Symposia & Proposals for Doctoral Colloquia
 

All submissions will be reviewed based on originality, rigor, and relevance to the conference theme. All accepted manuscripts will be presented at the conference.

 

 

LOCATION

 

Nestled in the middle of a thick pine forest at a height of 6400 ft above sea level, the Pearl Continental Bhurban hotel offers breathtaking views of the Kashmir valley and its snow clad mountains. This beautiful resort is located at a distance of 9 km from Murree (hill station) and about 70 km from the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad.  It offers numerous recreational activities, including a contemporary health club, a mini cinema, an open-air amphitheater and a sprawling golf course.

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION

 

Authors are requested to submit full-text papers (.doc, .docx or .pdf) including results, tables, figures and references through electronic submission systems which can be found here. The paper should not be more than 25 pages (including the abstract, figures, tables and references) single spaced in Times New Roman 12pt font in A4 size page. Page margin from Top = 0.75", Bottom = 1.69", Left = Right = 0.56" should be set.

For formatting reference please find a template here.

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR CASE SUBMISSION

 

The case and teaching note should be a .doc, .docx or .pdf file/s, single spaced using Times New Roman 12pt font in A4 size page. Page margin from Top = 0.75", Bottom = 1.69", Left = Right = 0.56" should be set. The case itself should normally not exceed 20 pages, including all exhibits. Teaching note is mandatory for a case submission. To ensure a blind review process, please do not include any author information in your document (check File Properties to ensure that your name is not automatically provided as author of the document).

Please click here for case writing guidelines.

 

 

PAPER & CASE SUBMISSION

 

Research papers and teaching cases may address, but not be restricted to, the main theme of the conference. The conference sub-themes are:

 

  Accounting & Finance

  Human Resource Management

  International Business

  Leadership

  Managerial Economics

  Marketing

  Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

   Gender, Ethnicity and Diversity in Organizations

  Operations

  Supply Chain Management

  Organizational Behavior

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

 

  Academicians

  Research institutions

  Professional associations

  Industrialists

  Lecturers from colleges and universities

  Postgraduate and research students

  Professionals from business organizations

  Other interested parties

 

AFFILIATED JOURNALS

 

Selected research papers and teaching cases will be considered for publication in the South Asian Journal of Business Studies and Asian Journal of Management Cases (as per journal review procedures).

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Dr Shaista E. Khilji, George Washington University

Dr Yusuf Sidani, American University of Beirut

Dr Ijaz Shafi Gilani, GALLUP Pakistan

 

CONFERENCE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 

Dr Jawad Syed, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Dr M Abdur Rahman Malik, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Dr R Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Dr Azlan Amran, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr Arijit Sikdar, University of Wollongong Dubai

Dr Shibli Rubayat Ul Islam, University of Dhaka

 

 

CONFERENCE AWARDS

 

         

 

KNOWLEDGE PARTNERS

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

CONFERENCE PARTNERS

 

Competition summary

At Muddy Waters, our mission is to foster transparency no matter how unpopular it might be. We pride ourselves on the depth and breadth of our analytical research into often-opaque and hard-to-value companies. The Economist is a publication firmly established as one of the world’s most authoritative and influential publications. Editorial independence with a commitment to the facts lies at the heart of the The Economist.

With this spirit in mind, we partnered with The Economist for this MBA Investment Case Study: Investment Challenge. Each school in the competition picked three of their best students to complete the case study. Each team produced a thorough report as well as a 15-minute video explaining their analysis that was posted to The Economists’ Which MBA? site. The presentations were recorded live so the pressure was on.

My colleagues and I at Muddy Waters are the case competition judges and selected the three winners. The People’s Choice prize was awarded to the team that received the most votes from visitors to The Economist website.

First place team received $10,000
Second place received $5,000
Third place received $3,000
People’s Choice received $3,000

Read Carson Block’s feedback to the competing teams.

View the announcement of the winning teams.

Challenge summary

The challenge involves evaluating Zillow’s $3.5 billion acquisition of rival real estate website, Trulia in a stock-only transaction.

More specifically, we are looking for you to answer these key questions about the deal.

• Which company is getting the better deal and why?
• Does the structure of the deal make sense for each company?
• What will the futures likely be for each company on a standalone basis if the transaction fails to close?
• Based on the companies’ present combined market valuations, what assumptions about their future would you have to make in order to buy stock in the combined company?
• What trades, if any, would you recommend around this transaction and why?

The more in-depth and unconventional the answers, the better. Wall Street analysts and the media have already pored over this deal and issued their opinions. We’re looking for something deeper. Please Check the Economist ‘s Which MBA website? Site for frequent updates. Good Luck!

* Update 10/16/2014- Please note the description of the case was updated to indicate this was not a "cash only" transaction rather a "stock only" transaction. While the transcript of the video contains the description "all cash" that is an error. The video has been updated accordingly.

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