The existing literature on sustainability may broadly be seen from the three dominant frameworks, viz.,
Circular Economy, Social & Solidarity Economy, and Ecological Economics.
Circular Economy Framework: While there has been discussion of the circular economy for over two
decades, there has been a growing interest in the application of the concepts and principles of Circular
Economy in industrial clusters. Interestingly some of the factors that we have identified in our previous studies such as support systems, systems enablers, and decentralization of technologies for regenerative economies have also been reflected in the recent literature.
The EU has an elaborate policy on Circular Economy. Mass and Energy Transfer Balances in secondary and tertiary activities have been at the heart of studies in a circular economy. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Compass also largely adopts mass and energy balance techniques to help corporations transition to sustainability. SDG Compass is one of the least challenging tasks for large linear specialized value chain production-based corporations to align its value chain to meet a few of the indicators of the SDGs. The United National Statistical Commission provides a workable list of SDG indicators that corporations can use to benchmark their achievements on SDGs. There is a growing understanding and experience of the limitations of these approaches toward achieving sustainability.
Social & Solidarity Economy Framework: The Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) evolved as a counter
to the capital and technology-intensive features of the mainstream economy and focused on community participation and ownership in enterprises/cooperatives. Social Entrepreneurship as part of this field of study focused on the purpose of the enterprise being the people and not the external financial investors.
Ecological Economics Framework: There have been increasing arguments on the limitation of the traditional TCA approaches of Oliver Williamson, Ronald Coase, and others. Douglas North and Ghosal are a couple of them to investigate. Recognizing the limits to Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) in mainstream economics, there is a growing interest in ecological economics. Ecological economics is built on the increasing understanding that economics is embedded in the broader ecosystem that supports all human activity and hence economic analysis needs to be renewed to this new holistic understanding of the need for balance between artificiality in humans and nature.
The above international conference aims to bring together the existing sustainability frameworks from design
factors of interconnected sub-systems and overall systems science perspective in the context of specific
ecosystems, viz., (a) Natural Ecosystem, (b) Indigenous Ecosystem, (c) Rural Ecosystem, (d) Urban
Ecosystem, and (e) Industrial Ecosystem.
Multi-disciplinary Themes in an Ecosystem Context
The conference invites research papers on the following multi-disciplinary interconnected themes viz.,
Relationships, Institutions, Primary Production, Secondary Production, Tertiary Production,
Organization, Governance, and Ecology in the context of specific ecosystems and their regenerative
capacities and cases, stories, or demonstration of regenerative ecosystems in natural, indigenous, rural,
urban, and industrial settings with two or more of the above themes.
We invite all experts, practitioners, and scholars worldwide from this domain to submit their original
research, reviews, methodology, and case studies related to the tracks mentioned above for presentation at the conference. Interested author(s) are encouraged to submit an extended abstract of 3000 maximum word limit (including the synopsis and exclusive of references). The extended abstract should be in APA 6th referencing style format.
All paper(s) submitted must be in English only and must include the title (in bold), full name(s) of all the
authors(s), and affiliation with the details of at least one author for correspondence.
Example: Dr. Peter, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Indian Institute of Management Raipur,
Chhattisgarh, India. Corresponding email address: [email protected]
Registration (only online) will start on 16th October 2023 on the conference website.
For registration, please visit the website: – https://icre.iimraipur.edu.in/wp-web
Link for submission of extended abstract: https://forms.gle/yzfXCpHWBGFqVBfY7
Details of Registration Fee*
Category Indian (INR) Foreigner (USD)
Academicians/ IndustryProfessionals 5900 250
(Inclusive of GST)
Research Scholars 4130 150
(Inclusive of GST)
PG Students / Participants without a paper 2360 100
(Inclusive of GST)
*Fee remains the same irrespective of the mode of presentation.
Extended abstract submission starts. 1st August 2023
Extended abstract submission deadline 30th September 2023
Notification of Abstract Acceptance 15th October 2023
Registration Opens 16th October 2023
Registration Deadline 20th November 2023
Pre-conference Workshop 30th November 2023
Conference Date 1st & 2nd December 2023
Prof. Ram Kumar Kakani Director, Indian Institute of Management, Raipur
Prof. Amar KJR Nayak Professor of Strategic Management & Chairperson, Centre for All
Interacting Evolving System Science, Xavier Institute of Management,