By Hasan Kamoonpuri - MUSCAT — Ibra College of Technology is all set to conduct a national symposium on economy, management and business, ‘Oman Symposium on Management (OSOM-2012) — An Awesome Experience in Knowledge Sharing’ under the auspices of Dr Muna bint Salim al Jardaniyah, Under-Secretary for Technological Education and Vocational Training at the Ministry of Education.
The event, which is organised in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, will be held on March 4. “We are confident that this symposium will be a great opportunity for the academia and the industry to come together and discuss issues of common concern. It will certainly create a synergy between them and will enable knowledge sharing that will be mutually benefiting”, said Dr Khalid Abdulazeez al Busaidi (pictured), Dean of Ibra College of Technology.
Oman Symposium on Management 2012 has made a general call for original research papers for this event. Articles and case studies are invited from academics, industrialists, scholars, government agencies and students on any of the themes indicated below.
Abstracts as per the guidelines need to be sent electronically to the symposium e-mail-id (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before January 30.
The college has called for original research papers on Theme 1: The Role of Entrepreneurship in the growth and development of Oman (sub -topics, including Exploring the entrepreneurial opportunities, Role of SMEs in economic growth, The future entrepreneur, Self-employment, Women entrepreneurship in Oman)
Theme 2: People Management in Oman: Opportunities and challenges (sub-topics: Human capital and economic growth, Challenges in acquisition and retention of competent work force, Building learning organisations, Strategic challenges of HR in the current context, Leadership traits and crisis management, Omanisation and its impact on the Omani economy)
Theme 3: Education and its role in economic development of the country (sub-topics: Bridging the gap between Industry and academia: Strategies and solutions, Education and its impact on the labour market, and The role of the industry in the effective delivery of academic programmes) Theme 4: Identifying key sectors for growth in Oman (sub topics: The tourism and hospitality sector: Opportunities and Challenges, Islamic Banking: The way forward !, and Logistic management (import and export sector).
Some of the leading speakers at the symposium include Amer al Matani, Deputy CEO, Oman LNG; Shaikh Salah al Maawali, Director-General for SME at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Dr Ghalib al Hosni, VP HR, Omantel; Mohammed al Gheilani, GM HR, Mohsin Haider Darwish; Prof Stephen Hill, Dean College of Business, Sohar University; and Shaikh Khalfan al Esry, Managing Director, Prosper Management Consultancy, according to Vaseem Hashim, Head of Section — Management, Business Department, Ibra College of Technology.