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NIT Surathkal Conference on Convergence of Management Practices

NIT Surathkal Conference on Convergence of Management Practices

About the  NIT

According to the World Economic Forum, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is affecting four important aspects of businesses, namely, customer expectations, product enhancement, collaboration and organizational structure. There is an impending need in this era of Industry 4.0 to understand the convergence of the management practices in various functional areas of management to support the rapidly changing needs of the transformed business environment.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution or Industry 4.0 represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and interact with one another. The revolution has disrupted almost every industry. It includes all those new technologies that have transformed the entire system of production, management, and governance by converging the physical, digital and biological worlds. Industry 4.0 represents combinations of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Cognitive Computing.

In this context a National Conference on Convergence of Management Practices in the Era of Industry 4.0 is being organized by the School of ManagementNational Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal as part of the NITK Diamond Jubilee Year (2019-20) celebrations.

The conference aims:

  • To provide an intellectual platform where emerging research ideas focusing on Industry 4.0. can be discussed.
  • To facilitate the sharing of knowledge among the stakeholders including academicians and practitioners on new aspects of cross-functional research in management in the era of Industry 4.0.
  • To understand the challenges or issues that businesses face in implementing Industry 4.0 principles and deliberate upon the solutions to those issues.

The Conference aims at bringing together academicians, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders from different parts of the country to deliberate their issues concerning the theme.

Call for Papers

Scope and Interests

Research papers and cases are invited from faculty members, research scholars, students, industry practitioners, government sector, and all interested professionals on the following three sub-themes:

    1. Management/Business Practices in the Era of Industry 4.0

The contributions under this sub-theme can be from one or more broad functional areas of management like marketing, finance, operations and human resources. The contributions can be data-driven empirical works or case studies that focus on the management/business practices in the context of Industry 4.0. Contributions may demonstrate synergy between various management practices within a given functional area or across functional areas of management like marketing, finance, operations and human resources. These contributions should clearly indicate how the new practices are helping businesses to cope with the changing business environment in the era of Industry 4.0.


      • Digital Marketing
      • Relationship Marketing
      • Marketing Strategies
      • Rural Marketing
      • Retail Marketing
      • Brand Management
      • Consumer behaviour
      • Consumerism
      • Social responsibility and ethics in marketing
      • Marketing analytics
      • Services Marketing
      • B2B Marketing


      • Corporate Finance
      • Corporate Governance
      • Behavioral Finance
      • Banking and Financial Services
      • Venture Capital, Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance Solutions
      • Microfinance, Financial Inclusion and Social Entrepreneurship
      • Financial Regulation and Supervision
      • Asset Pricing and Portfolio Valuation
      • Financial Markets
      • Corporate Innovations
      • Crypto Currencies and Block-Chain
      • Sustainable finance and financial innovation


      • Forecasting
      • Product and/or service design
      • Location planning
      • Capacity planning
      • Scheduling
      • Supply chain management
      • Inventory management
      • Quality management
      • Global operations
      • Operations strategy
      • Service Operations
      • Materials Management

Human Resources

      • Recruitment
      • Training
      • Job analysis
      • Talent management
      • Incentive plans
      • Performance management and appraisal
      • Employee retention
      • Employee rights
      • Management relations
      • Compensation and rewards
      • HR Analytics
      • Succession Planning
    1. Emerging Technologies in the Era of Industry 4.0

Contributions under this sub-theme can focus on the applications of one or more of emerging technologies in the Industry 4.0 business environment. Following is an indicative (but not exhaustive) list of technologies that author(s) may consider.

      • Cyber-physical systems
      • Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things
      • Cloud Computing
      • Cognitive Computing
      • Smart Factories
      • Intelligent Manufacturing
      • Big Data
      • Cyber-security
      • Augmented Reality
    1. Business Models/Frameworks in the Era of Industry 4.0

The contributions under this sub-theme can be either theoretical (where the author(s) can propose new business models/frameworks that can be used for empirical work but may/may not test the newly proposed framework) or empirical (where the paper validates using suitable data an existing model/framework in the context of Industry 4.0). These frameworks may be in the research areas of international business, sustainability, entrepreneurship, Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model of business, product/ process/organizational innovations and so on. However, all the contributions under this sub-theme should be based on sound theories and clearly indicate/demonstrate the possible applications of the proposed framework for industry practitioners and/or policy makers in the context of Industry 4.0.

Submitted papers should neither be previously published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers will be refereed through a peer review process.

More information available in Submission Guidelines page

Important Dates

Paper Submission: Open

Intimation of Acceptance: Decision will be communicated as and when we receive the reviewers’ comments <style=”color: black;”=””>up to 7 July, 2020</style=”color:>

Online Conference Dates: 22-23 July, 2020

Last Date for Registration with Payment of Fees: 15 July, 2020


The Registration Fees is Rs.1000/- (inclusive of all prevailing taxes) for all those who are interested in participating at the conference. The details for paying the Registration Fees through Online Payment (NEFT) is as follows:

Account Name: NITK Surathkal
Account Number: 37772503911
Account Type: Current Account
Bank Name: State Bank of India
IFSC: SBIN0002273
Address: SBI, NITK Premises, P.O. Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore 575025
Purpose: CMPEI Name of the Participant


  • Kindly include the participant’s name after mentioning CMPEI in the Purpose while making the online payment. This will help in tracing the transaction.
  • Registration fee once paid is non-refundable .
  • Please take a Snapshot of the Transaction made either as an image file or as a pdf file and send it through email to cmpei@nitk.edu.in

After paying the Registration Fees, please REGISTER for CMPEI 2020 by CLICKING HERE


For queries, please mail us at:


Address for Communication

Organizing Committee
National Conference on Convergence of Management Practices in the Era of Industry 4.0 (CMPEI)
School of Management
National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar
Mangaluru- 5750-25
Phone: 0824-2473079
Email: cmpei@nitk.edu.in
Website: http://cmpei.nitk.ac.in

For more details refer the Official Website : http://www.cmpei.nitk.ac.in/

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