Fellow Programme in Management (Rural Management)

Submission Guidelines

Note: The participants need to submit full paper (NOT just abstract).

Cover page:  Each paper should include a cover page with the title of the paper, abstract (not more than 200 words), author names and affiliations with full postal addresses, email and mobile number. You can submit a co-authored paper. However, the student presenting the paper should be the first author.

Structure of the submission

Track 1 - Doctoral proposal track: (for scholars in the initial stages of their Ph.D.) Participants in this track can present their full thesis proposal. The proposal should contain the research questions, the existing research done in the field, the proposed methods and expected implications of the research, among other essentials.
Track 2 - Advanced Research Paper Presentation: (for scholars in advanced stages of their research.) Participants in this track will present a full research paper which is near-publication stage. The paper should not be a previously published work, other than as a working paper.
Track 3 - International Cooperative Alliance Asia Pacific and ICA Domus Trust Sponsored Track: Open to doctoral/non-doctoral/postdoctoral participants as well as development practitioners up to 35 years of age. One can present a full research paper on the theme of "Managing Cooperatives and Collective Enterprises".

Selected papers, upon approval of the authors, would be considered for publication in the International Journal of Rural Management (IJRM), published by Sage India.

Job Talk - for scholars at the end of their PhD (waiting for examiner's report)/submitted their thesis after 15 November 2020. The areas under which scholarly work is invited are: Dairy Development, Animal Husbandry, Digital Marketing, Policy Analysis, Self-Help Groups, Programme Evaluation, Economics and Social Sciences with strong grounding in quantitative and qualitative techniques.

Font: Times New Roman, size 12, double space
Maximum words: 6000 (for Track I), 9000 (for Track II); extended abstract of 500-1000 words (for Track III)
References: All papers should follow any standard reference style.

Papers should be sent via e-mail to docmad@irma.ac.in.

While sending the mail, the authors should clearly mention the track and area (theme).