Faculty Highlights

Kiefer delivers keynote address at international research conference

Business professor Kip Kiefer recently delivered the keynote address at an international research conference hosted by the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune in Nagpur, India. The conference offered a stimulating platform for hundreds of academics, practitioners, researchers, and industrialists from all across the globe to reflect, deliberate, and suggest necessary and desired measures in present business environments.

Kiefer’s topic, “Challenges and Prospects in Management in the VUCA World,” expressed critical elements of managing and leading in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing, and highly ambiguous business and world environments. Ranging from ethical business practices to navigating in a variety of political environments during a global pandemic and expanding social unrest, Kiefer sought to offer a thought-provoking prescription for business and community leaders for dealing with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.