Sixth International Conference
Preparing for the Future: Learning and Teaching Management


The education landscape is changing every day. Technological change, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data, Digital Innovations and threat of singularity are challenging existing order of things. In parallel “softer” skills like multitasking, diversity management, grit, design thinking, strategic orientation, critical thinking and problem solving, entrepreneurial disposition, porting skills developed in one area to “hopelessly” different areas, creativity, flexibility, neural insights etc. are creating need for new content, pedagogical processes, in-class and off-class engagement, testing innovations, reframing of outcomes and measurements in the teaching-learning enterprise. Discussion on these topics will become part of the knowledge base for the future of management education.
1. The topics for the International Conference
The Interface of New Technology in Management Education Digitization of education has given a wide scope for management education to revolutionize pedagogical approaches leading to efficacy and effectiveness of the delivery process. Adaption of technology in educational process through simulation, gamification, visualization etc. has enhanced the scope of learning.
Subtopics
  • Role of technology and teaching pedagogies such as simulation and gamification etc.
  • Application of new technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, IoT etc. in Management education
  • Student engagement through the application of new technology devices such as Smartphones and Tablets.
  • Online tools and applications in student learning and evaluation
  • Hybrid model of management education (offline and online methods)

2. Learning Methods and In-class Room Behavior of Students
Classroom management is related to teachers' actions aimed to establish the stimulative learning environment. As stated by Martin and Baldwin, teachers' classroom management styles can be distinguished along three dimensions: interventionist, non-interventionist and interactionist. In the classroom, the behavior of students is dependent upon the learning approaches adopted by the academicians.
Subtopics
  • Research based learning, Business Intelligence (Use of online Database and Business Intelligence)
  • Thinking about management education: Conceptualizing and dreaming new learning spaces
  • Cognitive-Affective-Kinesthetic dimensions of learning and classroom applications

3. The Social Aspect and Teaching Pedagogy of Management Education
Understanding the connection between sociality of learning, emotional learning and classroom management is an essential component in teaching. A shift in paradigm from the teacher-centered to learner-centered education is necessary. Student motivation could be enhanced with newer methods of the student-teacher relationship, peer learning, participation in curriculum, appreciative inquiry, group work etc. Many thinkers in education such as Vigotsky suggest that we need to give much more attention to learning as a social process rather than simply treat it merely as a matter of individual effort.
Subtopics
  • Social aspects leading to emotion, behavior, attitude etc. in management education
  • Learning through consultation (student-teacher, peer-to-peer etc.)
  • New ways of student-teacher engagement
  • Group and peer learning processes
  • Appreciative inquiry and teaching-learning process
  • Mentoring and Reverse mentoring
  • Immersive learning
  • Cases on Innovative initiatives in-class and off-class engagements
  • Project-based learning and its implications
  • Experiential education (internships and field-based projects)

4. Institutional and Regulatory Issues
World over there have been numerous efforts at national and international levels to bring about changes in tertiary education. For instance, in India, there have been numerous Commissions suggesting grand strategic changes in higher education. We are unsure how much impact these have made. The system is too complex for one grand strategy to work. There are numerous possibilities. For instance, higher education accreditation in many countries is based on self-regulation as a basis for it.
Subtopics
  • International Quality Frameworks
  • Self-regulation for the creation of quality management education
  • Governance
  • Leadership in Knowledge organizations including the academy
  • Intervention of regulatory agencies in management education
  • National and International accreditation system and their impact
  • Ethical issues and challenges in regulatory policies

Important Dates
Last date for submitting full papers October 1 2018
Communication of selection of papers October 15 2018
Last date for registration November 19 2018
Conference dates December 29-30 2018

Guidelines to Authors:
The research papers should not exceed 7,500 words and should contain abstract of about 200 words. The submission should be in Microsoft Word format only, written in A4 single column format, 1.5 line spacing, using Times New Roman font, 12 point font size and normal margins. Layout should be as simple as possible. References cited in the text should conform to the style used by the American Psychological Association (Please refer www.apastyle.org).

Submission Procedure:
Names of author(s), their addresses (postal and e-mail), and phone numbers should also be given in the first page of the paper. The manuscripts should be emailed to jkshimconference@nitte.edu.in before the due date.

Publication:
The accepted papers presented in the Conference may be published by Emerald with ISBN Number. Selected papers from the proceedings of the Conference may be considered for publication in the Institute Journal Nitte Management Review (http://nmrjournal.in) indexed in EBSCO.

Travel
Air: The nearest airport is Mangaluru International Airport (35 Kms). All the major carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, and Spice Jet have daily flights from Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Cochin, Hyderabad and Chennai. The drive from the airport is approximately 40 minutes and pre-paid taxis are also available.

Railways: The nearest railway stations are Udupi (30 Kms) and Mangaluru (50 Kms). All the trains arriving from Northern India proceed through Udupi and all the trains from Southern India proceed through Mangalore.

Road: Nitte is 19 kms from NH-66 connecting Cochin (Kerala) and Panvel (Mumbai) and7 Kms on NH-169 connecting Mangaluru and Solapur (Maharashtra).

Accommodation
The Institute has limited accommodation in the campus. The free of cost accommodation is available to the presenters and participants on first-come first- served basis.

Contact Details
Prof. Nidhish H
Organizing Secretary International Conference

JUSTICE K. S. HEGDE
INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
NMAMIT, Nitte - 574110, Karnataka, India
Phone: +91 8258 281465 / 66
Mobile:+91 9916222150 / +91 9448214818
Email: jkshimconference@nitte.edu.in
Website: http://jkshim.nitte.edu.in