Nature and Scope of the Conference:


Digital phenomenon is impacting all aspects of business, institutions and society. Diffusion of new technologies such as mobile, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, 3D printing, apps, e-commerce, streaming and other web-based products and services. Digital formats have become production and delivery of a wide range of goods and services. Given the dynamics of the digital age the 7 th SGBED research symposium is inviting conceptual and empirical research papers, research works in progress, case studies, and proposals for panel sessions on, but not limited to the Following topics:



  • Advances in Digital Technologies and Development:    


Digital Technologies across Urban and Rural Communities; Agriculture, Manufacturing & Services; Health Care, Education; Tourism & Hospitality, Entertainment, etc.      

  • Knowledge, Human Capital & Data Management in a Digital Age:

HR, Intellectual Capital, Technology Management, Technological Forecasting & Big Data


  • Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Micro Enterprises in a Digital Age:   


Mobile Technology, “Apps,” Crowd Funding & Enterprise Development   

  • Marketing & Consumer Behavior in a Digital Age:  

E-commerce; B to B; B to C; C to C Transactions


  • Sales Force Management & CRM in a Digital Age


  • Integrated Marketing Communications in a Digital Age:

Digital Advertising; Social Media & Social Networks  


  • Supply Chain Management in a Digital Age  
  • Digital Technology in Government and Delivery of Public Goods & Services:    


Role of Biometric Identity Cards (eg, Aadhaar in India)


  • Banking, Finance, Accounting, Taxation & Payment Systems in a Digital Age


  • Privacy, Cyber ​​Threats & Security Issues


Submission of Abstracts: September 15, 2018

Acceptance Notification: October 15, 2018

Submission of Final Papers: November 15, 2018


Submit your manuscript in MS-Word to via symposium website at www.

Submission guidelines are available on the symposium website at www.



  • Journal of Knowledge Management (IF5y: 3.293)


Following the research symposium, authors of selected high quality papers will be invited to make substantial revision and improvement according to journals’ requirements and guidelines and their papers to one Special Section or for Regular Issue of the Journal of Knowledge Management (IF5y: 3.293). Revised and submitted papers will undergo the traditional double blind peer review process.


  • JCC: The Business and Economic Research Journal
  • International Journal of Business & Emerging Markets (Inderscience)
  • International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector
  • International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management



Best Paper Award: SGBED Cash Award for the Best Paper

     Skyline University Award for the Second Best Paper


    Faculty  Student Business/Executives

Early registration until November 16, 2018:     $ 325.00   $ 200.00 $ 325.00

Regular registration after November 17, 2018: $ 375.00   $ 250.00 $ 375.00

Accompanying spouse or a friend:                $ 250.00    


Special rates ($275 each) are available for groups of 5 or more if the fees can be remitted all at once, valid until November 16, 2018.



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Refund Policy

All cancellations must be notified by e-mail ( to the Co-Chair & Host Coordinator. The following conditions will be applied:

  • 30 days or more before conference: a 25% cancellation fee will be withheld for administrative fee
  • 30 days or less days: no refund

Reimbursement will be processed after the conference.


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Mr. Kamal Puri (Patron, Skyline University College)

Mr. Nitin Anand (Patron, Skyline University College)  

Dr. C. Jayachandran (President, SGBED)

Dr. Samir Chatterjee (Chair, SGBED Board)

Dr. Mohammad Inairat (Co-Chair, Skyline University College)

Dr. Gouher Ahmed (Co-Chair & Host Coordinator, Skyline University College)

Dr. Silvio Cardinali (Co-Chair & VP, SGBED)

Dr. Yam B. Limbu (Co-Chair & VP, SGBED)

Dr. Abdul Syed Malik, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Gouher Ahmed (Co-Chair & Host Coordinator, Skyline University College), UAE

Dr. Yam B. Limbu, Co-chair, Feliciano School of Business, Montclair State University, USA

Dr. Silvio Cardinali (Co-Chair & VP, SGBED)

Dr. C. Jayachandran (President, SGBED)


Dubai Tourism, Government of Dubai  


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