Submitted papers may address any research topic, including but not limited to:
There is no way to tell exactly what the economic damage from the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will be. However, there is widespread agreement among economists that it will have severe negative impacts on the global economy. According to the World Bank global growth is expected to decelerate markedly from 5.5% in 2021 to 4.1% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023 as pent-up demand dissipates and as fiscal and monetary support is unwound across the world. This makes the current crisis (so-called Great Lockdown) the worst recession since the Great Depression, and far worse than the Global Financial Crisis. The World Trade Organization has scaled down its projection for global trade growth (in volume) for 2022 to 3% from 4.7% predicted earlier due to COVID 19 pandemic, followed by the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict that has impacted commodity prices, disrupted supplies and intensified geopolitical and economic uncertainty. Decisions taken now, by the creators of monetary and fiscal policies will determine the future shape of the recovery and global growth prospects. Countries need to lay the foundations for a strong, sustained, and socially inclusive recovery and they need to work together. What are your expectations and predictions for the future growth of the global economy? What challenges and opportunities it will create?
We seek to establish bridges of collaboration between academic researchers and practitioners, particularly considering business innovations, transformations and business strategies for the future. Practice based perspective on economic and business trends that will shape the organizations and societies of the future can uncover novel research avenues for academic researchers. We thus invite researchers and practitioners to submit practice papers that address issues around business and technology trends, general economic trends and provide new insights on practice-based strategies, challenges or success-stories. This track also seeks papers relating to any topic that does not fall within the scope of the other tracks.