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Dear All,

It gives us immense pleasure to announce the much awaited results of Phase 2 of the International Research Paper Writing Competition 2013 organized by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi under the aegis of annual management festival Quo Vadis Gold 2013.
The entries of the following participants have been selected among the top 10 research papers-
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The top 5 participants will be presenting their papers in front of esteemed judges and the final rankings will be declared during Quo Vadis Gold 2013 at IIFT Delhi Campus


IIFT International Paper Writing Competition 2013

Sir Richard Branson, the great English business magnate remarked- "Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming".

With rapid economic advancement and modernization in every sector, this quote clearly depicts the wave of globalization sweeping across the business environment in the emerging economies, with assurance of further transformation and penetration in not only the existing categories, but also a solid consumption growth in new categories and products. The main drivers behind this phenomenon are rising incomes, favourable demographics and increasing urbanization.

With a view to generate fresh ideas, research and viewpoints on the opportunities in retail sector, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade presents the International Research Paper Writing Competition as a unique platform for the best students world over to battle it out through ground-breaking research and ideation.

Opportunities and challenges for investment in retail sector in emerging economies

Sub Themes-
a. Investment in retail sector- Emerging country experiences
b. The organized and the unorganized retail in emerging economies- Synergies with investment plans
c. Retail and the SME sector
Note: The applicants are free to choose any sub-theme in addition to those listed above.

General Rules and Regulations-
• The event will take place in three phases
• Participation is open to students from any under graduate & post-graduate course
A team of 2 members from the same institute and course can co-author the paper.
• There is no registration fees

Complete details of the competition are available in the attached documents.


Important Dates
20th Aug'13, 11:59 pm (IST)
Submission of Abstract
20th Sep'13, 11:59 pm (IST)
Submission of Research Papers
Rank Cash Certificate Comments
1 $ 2000 Yes
2 $ 1000 Yes
3 $ 500 Yes
4 $ 100 Yes
Contact Organizer
Name Email Id Contact No.
Umang Jain 919717259349
Arpit Kulshrestha 919717724746
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