Covid-19 has created unprecedented chaos in the society creating unimaginable disturbance all over the world. It has affected every segment of society at an unthinkable level. Most business and economic activity has downsized considerably, if not altogether closed. The scientific community world over has been struggling to find a cure for treatment and vaccine for prevention. Only recently, a few signs of hope have emerged. It will take months, if not years, for science to catch up to contain the havoc created by Covid-19.
Covid-19 has produced a dramatic shift in the business environment from a regime of great moderation to great recession. Most of the world is under recessionary conditions and uncertainty seems to be the new normal. Organizations operating in such uncertain conditions have to not just mitigate losses but also find new ways for survival. What are the management challenges while navigating organizations through periods of recovery? How can organizations leverage their strengths and uncover hidden opportunities in this uncertain environment? What are the lessons from the past that can enrich management thinking for the future? These are some of the questions that the theme encompasses. Therefore, the theme of the Eighteenth AIMS International Conference on Management (AIMS-18) is, "Management Challenges in the post Covid-19 Era."
The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum that stimulates discussion on the conference theme and on topics related to the theme. The conference will also provide opportunities for networking and collaboration amongst scholars from academia, industry and government. In addition to papers on the conference theme, scholars may submit papers on any aspect of the traditional disciplines of management such as accounting, marketing, economics, finance, OB, HRM, MIS, entrepreneurship, quantitative, methods, operations, etc.