Effectively addressing sustainability challenges in the age of industrial revolution 4.0 requires responsible teaching and research in higher education specially business schools where most of the leadership is nurtured to take resource allocation positions in economy, business and society. Role of business schools and corporate sector is essentially vital for enabling dialogue and practice of responsible teaching and research specially in emerging and developing economies where large part of sustainability challenges exist.

Yet another shining part of 4th IRC 2019 is its flagship panel discussion namely, Great Debate 2019, whereby the panelists from industry and academia share their scholarship and experience to reconcile over sustainability issues in emerging and developing economies. The panel discussion is part of the plenary session of the conference. This year the Great Debate 2019 is titled as:


Deans’ Dialogue on Responsible Research and Teaching in Business Schools to address Sustainability Challenges in Emerging Economies¬†

The panel discussion is in collaboration with UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (UN PRME-ASEAN chapter). The distinguished panel discussants comprising of Deans from top business schools in Asia will reflect on their scholarship and experience to highlight issues and prospects in higher education in business schools. This Great Debate 2019 will focus on enabling and strengthening of responsible research and teaching endeavors at business schools in order to address the challenges of sustainability faced by economy, business and society in emerging and developing economies.



Panel Discussants

Prof. Dr. Imran Sharif Chaudhry

Director, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan

Panel Discussants

Prof. Dr. K. Kuperan Viswanathan

OYA Graduate School of Business Universiti Utara Malaysia

Panel Discussants

Dr. Herman Shah

Dean for Student Development and Alumni, College of Business (PPA COB)

Panel Discussants

Prof. Dr. Chaiwat Phuakkhong

Vice President for Academic Services, Suratthani Rajabhat University Thailand


Dr. Sulaman Hafeez

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan