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With emergent economic scenario the game changers for success are entrepreneurial thought leadership and tapping the Human Resource potential for excellence. The Alexa - Netflix generation demands focus entirely on self-reliant nation, seamless world without boundaries and limitations. The Conference themes pick these two buzz words of development in a combination theme to create a platform of learning and exploring Human Resource Development and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development. AHRD/EDII invites Thought leaders, Practitioners, Academicians, Industrialists, Research Students, Entrepreneurs and aspiring youth to present Scholarly papers, Conceptual papers, Case studies and Success/ Failure stories specific to SAARC/ASEAN Nations in these two sunrise sectors.

Theme I: Human Resource Development

Sub Themes:

  • Human: A Resource or a Possibility
  • Multi Generation Workforce-Issues & Prospects
  • Artificial Intelligence is here to ‘stay’
  • Leadership Challenges in 21st Century
  • Demographic Challenges and HRD
  • HRD for Nation building

Note: Any relevant paper on HRD specific to SAARC/ASEAN beyond the sub themes are also invited.

Theme II: MSME Development

Sub Themes:

  • Entrepreneurship Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries
  • Knowledge Management for Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship, SMEs & Micro Enterprises in Developing Economies
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • NGOs & Social Enterprises in Developing Countries
  • Start Up: The Sunrise Sector

Note: Any relevant paper on HRD specific to SAARC/ASEAN beyond the sub themes are also invited.

Submission Guidelines

  • Full Papers/ Work-in-Progress Papers (WIP)/Case Studies/Success/Failure Stories not exceeding 3,000 words in length (all inclusive) with an abstract of no more than 200 words with at least 3 Keywords
  • Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings in a book form by AHRD with an ISBN Number
  • The official language for this International Conference is English
  • To facilitate the blind review process, REMOVE ALL AUTHOR-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, including acknowledgements, from the submission as this is the document reviewers will be reading.
  • An author can be named on no more than two submissions regardless of their submission category and the author order.
  • Please send your submission to:

Formatting of Papers

  • A strict adherence to APA style guide
  • All submissions are required to include the following information in a separate Cover Page: Title of Paper, Name (s) of Author (s), Position (s), Organization Affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address and contact number (Telephone, Fax).
  • Be sure to number all of the pages of the paper and please avoid the use of footnotes and Endnotes

NOTE: If any of the above guidelines and formatting instructions are not met, the submission will not be reviewed.

Conference Advisory Board

Dr. DM PestonjeeChairman, AAC, Academy of HRD, India
Dr. Rajeshwari NarendranAcademy of HRD, India
Dr. Sunil ShuklaEDII, Gandhinagar
Dr. Sunil MaheshwariIIMA
Dr. Pradip N KhandwallaIIMA
Dr. Rakesh BasantIIMA
Dr. Rajesh ChandwaniIIMA
Dr. Pradyumna KhokleIIMA
Mr. Shrikant LonikarPernod Ricard India
Mr. Vinay KumarGSPL
Ms. Hema ManiLennox India
Ms. Anjana VivekVenture Beans & IIMU
Ms. Beena HandaPOIESIS Achievement Foundation
Mr. Nayan ParikhNayan Parikh & Consultants
Dr. Vishal GuptaIIMA

AHRD Conference Team

Dr. Rajeshwari Narendran
Ms. Merlin George
Ms. Aparna M
Ms. Savita Gopalan
Mr. Jyothu Francis