The post-pandemic era has witnessed an accelerated integration of digitalization and artificial intelligence (AI) into the workforce, reshaping how businesses operate and how employees perform their roles. Digitalization has become synonymous with flexibility and resilience. Remote work, once considered a novelty, has become mainstream, and this transition was made possible through the widespread adoption of digital tools and platforms. This has allowed employees to focus on more strategic and creative aspects of their jobs, enhancing overall productivity. AI, as a subset of digitalization, has also played a pivotal role in the post-pandemic workforce. Furthermore, AI has revolutionized recruitment and talent management, using data-driven insights to match candidates with the right positions and identify skills gaps within organizations.

Similarly, Digitalization and AI have taken on a transformative role in developing economies, reshaping their workforce dynamics in both promising and challenging ways. Digitalization has facilitated greater access to global markets and remote work opportunities, enabling workers from these economies to participate in the global digital economy. It has also spurred innovation and entrepreneurship, with digital platforms and e-commerce providing new avenues for economic growth.

However, challenges remain, including the digital divide, as not all segments of the population have equal access to the digital tools and skills required for these opportunities. Moreover, while AI can enhance productivity and streamline processes, it also raises concerns about job displacement in labor-intensive economies, necessitating investments in retraining and upskilling to ensure that the workforce remains competitive in a digitalized world.

The Digitalization and AI in the post-pandemic workforce brings with it a host of issues and challenges that demand careful consideration specially in the South Asian context. One of the foremost concerns is the potential for job displacement, as automation and AI technologies can take over routine tasks, particularly in industries like manufacturing and customer service. This displacement may lead to workforce disruptions, requiring reskilling and upskilling efforts to transition affected employees into new roles. Furthermore, there are concerns about data privacy and security, especially as remote work and digital tools become more prevalent. Organizations must grapple with safeguarding sensitive information while leveraging AI for analytics and decision-making. Striking a balance between the efficiency gains of automation and the ethical and societal implications of AI in the workforce remains a formidable challenge in the post-pandemic era.

This call for papers invites submissions that encompass both theoretical and empirical examinations of the topic “Digitalization of Developing Economies: Opportunities and Threats” (DDEOT) within the framework of domestic, regional, and global contexts. Grounded in the fields of business and management, security studies, policy studies, and international economics, we seek contributions that uncover the multifaceted dimensions of DDEOT. The broader focus areas include: (a) exploring the positive aspects of Digitalization and AI and their implications for fostering a resilient and flourishing workforce, (b) examining the negative aspects and threats concerning social, political security, and employee well-being, and (c) assessing the management of outcomes, particularly in the context of human-machine collaboration.

Sub Themes of The Conference are:

The Digital Revolution in the context of Business Management

  • Human Resource Management 
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Supply Chain
  • Business and Strategy 
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Behavior

The Digital Revolution in the context of Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Economic Growth 
  • Population studies 
  • Macroeconomic instability and Inflation 
  • Poverty and inequality 
  • Institutional Quality and corruption 
  • Climate change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
  • Education 
  • Energy and Environment 
  • Governance Reforms and Development Outcomes 
  • Human Capital, Education and Development 
  • Democracy and elections 
  • Artificial Intelligence and cyber laws 
  • International Humanitarian Law 

The Digital Revolution in the context of Security, Peace and Conflict

  • Indo-Pacific politics
  • Evolving Strategic Architecture
  • Non-proliferation  politics
  • Shifting dynamics of security threat
  • Non-traditional security threat
  • BRI and the rest of world
  • Conflict prevention and resolution
  • Neo-liberalism and new global agitation  
  • Post-truth and Nation Building 


The conference is tailored for academics specializing in Business Management, International Relations, Area Studies, Global Studies, and Policy Studies. The thought-provoking insights presented in the papers aim to provide valuable reading material for a diverse audience, including academics, industry experts, policymakers, think tanks, and international relations specialists. These contributions offer in-depth theoretical and empirical perspectives on the current developments in contemporary management and business-related fields, catering to individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of unfolding realities in these domains.

Proposal Format/types

Papers need a title, abstract, name(s) of the author(s), and institutional affiliation. The abstract should be no longer than 300 words.

Review Process

Once we receive the final paper, the research committee will examine their suitability in terms of contents, reference style, language, and the overall structure. If the committee approves them, they will be sent for external review. Some papers might be totally accepted, some with changes, and some rejected. Those finalized will become part of manuscript. Our target is conference proceedings published by a well reputable indexed platform. We expect each article to be between 7000 to 8000 words (APA style). Please remember that double blind peer-review format will be followed for all submitted papers.