Special Seminar by Prof. Stuart Locke, University of Waikato
The “Special Seminar Series” is being initiated under the stewardship of Director IMS, Prof. J. P. Sharma, with the sole objective of encouraging “Quality Discourse” in the campus by inviting “Academic Luminaries” from all over the globe.
Prof. J.P.Sharma, in his inaugural address, reminisced his past association with Prof. Stuart Locke, when he had met Prof. Locke at Hyderabad at an International Conference, in 2007, which was jointly organized by Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Hyderabad & University of Waikato. He praised Prof Stuart Locke, for sparing time from his busy schedule (the day before Prof. Locke was in Quetta, Karachi & earlier in Kualalumpur) and acceded to his request for the special lecture at IMS Ghaziabad. He acknowledged Prof. Stuart Locke as a globe trotter and known for his researches worldwide.
In his “Seminal Lecture”, Prof. Start Locke, Professor of Finance, Dept. of Finance, University of Waikato, New Zealand, specially focused on “How to choose Good Research Questions & Research Designs”. The basic objective was to encourage faculty members towards quality research and subsequently publications in International Journals. In his view, the research should generate interest from within. He also raised several pertinent issues- whether data is readily available? Availability of appropriate software and collaboration with a partner for necessary inputs and research momentum as an essential components of good research. He emphasized on ‘credible sources for data’ and also highlighted ‘Literature Survey’, to narrow down gap for the proposed research. He further opined that “Good research Design” should have the following inputs: working title; statement of research; outline the significance of the topic; Literature; Questions/Hypotheses/ Prepositions; and description of methodology. He further added that Good Research Designs also include requirement for the ‘ethical approval’ besides having timetable for the project or research writing.
The Seminal Lecture was followed by interactive session with the faculty from PGDM and MCA present in the MDP Room.
At last, the Chairperson of “Special Seminar Series”- Dr. S.K. Dube, expressed “Vote of Thanks”, on behalf of IMS Fraternity, to the Director IMS- Prof. J.P.Sharma, ‘Guest of Honour’ Prof. Start Locke, Programme Chairperson-Dr.Tapan Kumar Nayak; HOD-MCA, Dr.Avadhesh Gupta, and to the fellow colleagues from PGDM & MCA. He also thanked the Staff, IT and the Administration for extending support.