Call for Papers

Respected Academicians/Researchers/Professionals

Symbiosis Institute of Management (SIBM), Pune is the publisher of SAMVAD, a double blind peer reviewed biannual International Journal with p-ISSN 2249-1880, e-ISSN 2348-5329.

SIBM’s research journal, SAMVAD is an endeavor that builds a symbiotic relationship between research and practice in Management domain. This is a double blind peer-reviewed journal.

Since 2010, SAMVAD has a view of sharing information and providing a platform for discussion with the widest possible audience- students, researchers, academicians and managerial experts. It has an interdisciplinary approach focusing on the issues relevant in contemporary world. It serves as a forum for review, reflection and discussion about the recent and ongoing research.

The Journal aims to provide a highly readable and valuable addition to the literature which will serve as an indispensable reference tool for years to come. The journal therefore welcomes all to share their research findings with the rest of the world, thereby facilitating informed decisions, which improve businesses and society as a whole.

It is indexed in i-scholar and J Gate plus data bases.

Scope of the Journal covers the following areas but is not limited to them:

  • General Management,
  • Business Law,
  • Public responsibility and Ethics,
  • Marketing theory and applications,
  • Business Finance and investment,
  • Business and Economics,
  • Production/Operations Management,
  • Organizational Behavior, ,
  • Strategic Management,
  • Organization Management,
  • Statistics and Econometrics,
  • Personnel and Industrial Relations,
  • Technology and Innovation.

Types of Contributions:

The Editorial Board of SAMVAD invites you to submit your ‘Manuscript’ for December 2016 issue, covering any topic related to the above mentioned areas. It should be in sufficient detail to be of practical use to interested readers. They can be submitted under the following sections:

Research papers, review papers, technical reports, management reports, case studies, book reviews, and abstract of Theses submitted for Ph.D. (along with Name of Research Supervisor/Guide as co-author).

Submission Details:

The manuscript must be original and written in English. All submissions will be subject to double blind peer-review in accordance with the established practices.
Authors should submit their complete manuscript electronically as a word file to the Executive Editor at, with subject Paper Submission for “SAMVAD, Vol XII.”


All views and opinions expressed in the Journal will be treated as the sole responsibility of the author(s). Neither the Publishers nor the Editor in any way are responsible for them.

Papers already published with the same contents or simultaneous submission of the same Manuscript to other journals or conference proceedings will not be considered for publication and will be rejected.

Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.

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For Manuscript submission and for more information visit Guidelines for Authors.

Important Dates:

Submission of full Manuscript: 15th September 2016
Notification of Revision/Acceptance/Rejection: 5th October 2016
Revised Manuscript submission due: 10th November 2016
Notification of Acceptance/ Rejection: 20th November 2016
Publication: December 2016