Excerpts from The Telegraph, Monday, February 07, 2005
His paper on “intellectual capital and innovation” was adjudged “the most thought-provoking” one in the 26th MacMaster World Congress held in Canada. The sole delegate from India, his vision drew plaudits from no less a person than the former deputy Prime Minister and federal finance minister of Canada John Manley.
Meet Kumar Anand, a second-year business management student of Xavier Labour Relations Institute, who has returned to the city after winning laurels in the international circuit. “It is a great feeling. I am proud that my efforts have been rewarded,” said Anand.
The McMaster World Congress, a forum that brings management brains from across the globe together, was organised by the DeGroote School of Business, Canada, in association with the Management of Innovation and New Technology Research Centre (Canada) and the Taiwan Intellectual Capital Research Centre. The three-day conference was held from January 19 at Hamilton in Canada. Students from 70 universities across the world, including the University of Missouri, USA, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and University of Basilicata, Italy, took part in the meet.
Anand's paper titled — “Managing Intellectual Capital in Growth Organisations in New Knowledge Economy” suggested a framework for organisations to manage their intellectual capital in the present hyper-competitive global economy.