Seventh International Conference | JKSHIM

Seventh International Conference

Managing Knowledge for All-round Well Being: Realizing the Promise in a Knowledge Society

About the Organizers
Justice K.S. Hegde Institute of Management (JKSHIM), an NBA and ACBSP (USA) accredited Institute was established by the Nitte Education Trust in 1998. Named after the visionary and founder, late Justice K.S. Hegde, the Institute offers a two-year full-time MBA program recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Government of Karnataka and is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi. The Institute is also recognized as a center for guiding research leading to the award of the PhD degree. Our international conference is a biennial event. Five International Conferences have been organized so far in collaboration with Indian and Foreign Universities. The Sixth International Conference will be organized on December 29th and 30th of 2019 at NITTE, in association with the University of Pennsylvania, USA and University of New England, USA.

Conference Theme
Managing Knowledge for All-round Well Being: Realizing the Promise in a Knowledge Society
It is passé to state that a good part of society’s progress can be attributed to the overall advancement in the knowledge resident in and utilized by individuals, collectives, organizations and institutions that constitute the society. This applies to the nation too. However, in the din of “practical” matters, this fact is often overlooked. Expediency takes over. The short term overshadows the longer term, rhetoric replaces sound reasoning and the practical and the theoretic are perennial opposites. Sadly the mental models of a majority of people are a seized by apparent opposites that are for ever irreconcilable. The realm of knowledge management is often rejecting binary divisions and indeed, having the best of both the worlds!

Knowledge management can be science and art; normative and positive; descriptive and prescriptive. The boundaries are quite blurred. Given this, what we need is dialogue and discussion which this conference promises to provide.

The topics for the International Conference
1. Institutional/Organizational Strategies for Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge and knowledge management to enhance organizational performance.
  • Knowledge and knowledge management to generate new business and revenue models.
  • Essential organizational capabilities for effective knowledge management.
  • Change management strategies to support knowledge management in learning organizations.
  • Knowledge ecologies – Integrating research and teaching in higher education.
  • Virtues of virtual learning – Intensive, objective, self-paced, and autonomous.
  • Knowledge driven institutes – Inquiry and collaboration based knowledge creation and transfer.
  • Knowledge management strategies in virtual campuses.
  • Design thinking to accelerate student learning
  • Learning through technologies – Role of ICT

2. Knowledge Management and Functional Area
  • Role of knowledge management systems in financial decision making processes.
  • Role of financial labs in teaching and learning finance courses.
  • Knowledge management and customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Knowledge based marketing – Customer service knowledge management, business intelligence, marketing innovation strategies.
  • E-Commerce technology and issues in computer information systems.

3. Sociology of Learning
  • Socio-psychological variables as enablers of knowledge sharing behavior.
  • Management of knowledge that contributes to enlightened action
  • Role of leadership in creating knowledge intensive organizations.
  • Fostering knowledge management through high performance work systems.

4. Knowledge Management Philosophy and Epistemology
  • Knowledge management and traditional indigenous systems of knowledge, wisdom, and reflective practices that may be at odds with Western epistemological traditions, decolonizing knowledge.
  • The academy as a principal custodian of knowledge management; Curricula, academic practices, content development, innovations, quality systems, organizational systems, and unlearnings that have implications for all types of knowledge intensive organizations.
  • Knowledge and culture as factors of production

5. Analytics, Discipline, and Smart Technologies
  • Human resource analytics or knowledge analytics?
  • Knowledge management as an discipline of study and practice.
  • Managing tacit knowledge for tangible outcomes.
  • Knowledge mining
  • Big data and analytics
  • Blockchain technology and applications

6. National and International Issues in Knowledge Management
  • Role of knowledge in nation development.
  • Knowledge and knowledge management to promote peace, social cohesion, human dignity, democracy, and rule of law.
  • Sustainability through knowledge management.
  • Knowledge management for knowledge economy.
  • Wealth creation through knowledge management systems.
  • Digital economy and employment.

Last date for submitting full papers September 30, 2019
Communication of acceptance of papers October 14, 2019
Last date for registration November 18, 2019
Conference dates December 29-30, 2019

Guidelines to Authors
The research papers should not exceed 7,500 words and should contain abstract 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 to

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 before the due date.

Abstracts of the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. At least one author needs to register for the conference to get considered for publication of the abstract/paper. Papers which are rich in academic/practical content may also be considered for publication in the Institute's journal – NITTE Management Review (, indexed in EBSCO, subject to modifications/enhancement suggested by the Journal's Editorial Board.

Profile Without out Accommodation (Rs) With Accommodation (Rs)
Academicians 3000 3500
Research Scholars 1500 1750
Delegates 1000 1250

Places of Interest
There are many places of tourist interest around Nitte. The Institute itself is situated in a beautiful lush green campus at the foothills of Western Ghats. Some of the places which may be visited by the participants are the following:

Karkala town is situated just 10 km from Nitte is renowned for the 42 feet of monolithic granite statue of Bahubali. Next only to Shravanabelagola in renown, it was built and consecrated in the 15th century.

St. Lawrence Church, Attur
St. Lawrence Shrine Minor Basilica church is located 5 Km from Nitte. Wikipedia characterizes the place as follows: “Placed amidst placid greenery, the Attur-Karkala parish has a rich history with its origin tracing back to 1759. Moreover it is known for its miraculous history. Miracle, history, beauty, social activities, all bundled into one.”

St. Aloysius Church
It is situated in Mangaluru and around 45 kms from Nitte. The walls and roofs of the Chapel are covered with the paintings of the artist Antonio Moscheni of Italy. This Chapel was built in the year 1884.

Located just 10 kms from Mangaluru and 50 kms from Nitte, is an integrated Nature park that offers a delightful variety of attractions to the eco-tourist and nature lover. In the Tulu language, "Pili" means Tiger and "Kula" means Lake. The name Tiger Lake is because tigers used to come to this lake to drink water. It is at this mythical spot that PilikulaNisargadhama is situated. “Pilikula” literally means “Pond of the Tigers” in local language of Mangaluru.

Kapu Beach
Situated about 25 kms towards the North of Nitte, on the coastal belt that passes through the NH 66, Kaup has a lovely beach and an old 100 ft. light house.

Udupi Krishna Mutt
This town is 30 kms away from Nitte on the way to Malpe. This town is known for the ‘Udupi Hotel /Restaurants’ all over the world. The town has the world famous Lord Krishna Temple. The Ashtamathas founded by sage Madhawacharya, are located in the Car Street, surrounding the Sri Krishna Temple.

St. Mary’s Islands
This beautiful Island on the Arabian Sea is about 50 kms to the North of Nitte. A group of small islands lying a little to north of the port of Malpe are called St. Mary’s Islands, St. Mary’s Islands are known for their famous basalt rocks, which have crystallized into columns and spilt into hexagonal blocks.

Maravanthe Beach
About 90 kms from Nitte, this is a unique place where the Arabian Sea and a river are separated by a narrow road.

Bekal Fort
About 115 kms from Nitte. The unique Bekal Fort stands amidst the roaming but heartening music of the seas along with the eternal note of the unending waves, carrying the thrilling memories of a bygone era. This foremost souvenir of the ‘Gods Own Country’ remains undeterred over the ages as a silent witness to centuries of eventful yester years. The Bekal Fort has been a source of attraction for historians, tourists and nature lovers for centuries since it embodies memories of a glorious past.

Jain Basadi, Moodabidri
An hour’s drive from Nitte lies Moodabidri, set amidst a countryside of hills, woods and fertile fields. The village is steeped in antiquity with its 18 Jain ‘Basadis’ (abodes of God)-all granite wonders, veritable treasure troves of ancient inscriptions and carvings of which Thousands Pillared Temple of Chandranatha is the major attraction of Moodabidri. It is the ‘Jain Kashi’ of the South.

The most exciting tourist destination of India, which is known for its beautiful golden beaches, is at a distance of 400 kms from the conference venue. It is well connected by air, rail and road.

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.

Conference Committee
Shri N. V. Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University
Shri Vishal Hegde, Pro-Chancellor, Administration, Nitte University
Dr. M. S. Moodithaya, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Nitte University
Dr. N. S. Shetty, Professor Emeritus, JKSHIM
Dr. K. Sankaran, Director, JKSHIM
Dr A. P. Achar, Professor and Dean- Corporate Programs, JKSHIM
Prof. Femida Handy, University of Pennsylvania
Prof. Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin, University of England
Dr. Ashalatha K, Professor, JKSHIM
Prof. Rakesh Shetty, Asst. Professor, JKSHIM
Prof. Sheetal Kumar, Asst. Professor, JKSHIM

Contact Details
Prof Ashalatha K
Prof Rakesh Shetty
Organizing Secretary - International Conference

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