About The Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted businesses the world over like never before. Business leaders are facing a broad set of challenges that include keeping employees and customers safe, ensuring capital inflows and liquidity and restructuring of operations. The turbulent environment has also upended not just how companies interact with their customers, but also how customers choose and purchase products and services and in turn the management of supply chain delivery systems. Companies that are having sustainable business models are more likely to survive the turbulence. New capabilities include leveraging of existing distribution networks, mapping new digital customer experiences, fostering new partnerships and setting up systems for faster product development. The fourth in the series of leadership conferences, ICSBMTT will focus on how organisations can build long-term sustainable business models in order to survive in a turbulent environment. The conference will be conducted in ONLINE mode.

The SJIM Leadership Network

For more than a century, St. Joseph's has imparted value-based education to countless generations. The Josephites, equipped with character, conscience, competence, compassion and commitment, stand tall among equals. Personalities dotting the Hall of Fame stretch far and wide. St. Joseph's Institutions are run by the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society (BJES). St. Joseph's Institute of Management (SJIM) aims to be a management institute of excellence committed to nurturing responsible business leaders having concern for society and environment.

What began in 2019 as a platform created for leadership thinkers to come together and provide direction to the management-community, has now grown into the SJIM Leadership Network that focuses on long-term impact themes that are relevant for society and businesses. The conference series is christened as Utkarsh, signifying the pursuit of excellence. Focus areas over the previous conferences have been on renewed leadership, the challenges in sustainability and the need for innovation.

Conference Themes

The sub-themes listed below (but not limited to) include multiple facets of sustainable business models that would be covered in the conference:



Branding during turbulent times

New challenges for HR practitioners

Digitisation of business

Sustainable finance models

Innovation and creative marketing

Role of AI, ML and IoT during uncertain times

Healthcare challenges during crisis

Entrepreneurship and business sustainability

Education models and disruption

Role of Six Sigma and TQM for uncertain times

Blockchain, cryptocurrency and bitcoins

Challenges for business operations and supply chain

The list is indicative of the broad nature of the topic, other titles that are aligned to the overall theme can also be included.

Conference Speakers

SJIM Leadership Conference 2022

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Nitin Paranjpe,

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. James Caton,

AI IOT Partnerships for
Smart Infrastructure, SAS

Prof. Justin Paul,

International Journal of
Consumer Studies

Mr. Ramananda S G,

Vice President
Sales and Marketing,
Pearson Education

Dr Sanjeev Singh

Medical Director
Amrita Institute of Medical

Mr. Somshubhro Pal Choudhury,

Bharat Innovation Fund

Mr. Sanjay Mitra,

Human Resource Manager

Ms. Surekha Desai,

Sr Vice President
Customer Operations; Vodafone

Mr. Vaitheeswaran K,

Co-Founder & CEO,
Again Drinks


Faculty: The event offers an intellectually stimulating environment that bridges the gap between academic frameworks and industry expertise. The lectures and discussions will help you add value to your institution and also enrich classroom discussions.

Researchers: As a researcher, there is a need to understand evolving tools and techniques and a chance to present topics that you are currently working on. The conference enables you to put your ideas across in front of a panel of experts, garner objective feedback and gain renewed knowledge. Papers can be presented virtually.

Corporates: The conference will provide an opportunity to interact online with some of the leaders in the industry and deliberate on the nuances of handling business challenges. The SJIM Leadership Network provides a solid platform for insightful discussions on society and business.

Students: While the times are challenging, there has never been a greater time to graduate. The world needs your passion, energy and focus to solve the problems that affect society. Don't miss this chance to listen to some of the best minds in the industry and build a circle of people you trust.


Chief Patron:

Rector, St. Joseph's Group of Institutions


Director, St. Joseph's Institute of Management

Conference Chair:

Dean, St. Joseph's Institute of Management

Conference Convenor:

Dr. Thomason Rajan, St. Joseph's Institute of Management


The following open-access journals have agreed to consider high-quality papers submitted to the conference for publication. Selected papers from the conference will be forwarded by SJIM to the journals for further review by the journal’s editorial team, whose decision will be final and binding.

SJIM’s Research Centre will organise a paper development workshop for registered paper presenters in the month of December/January to improve the quality of the submissions.


Name of Journal



Type of Papers


Journal of Innovation Management

Universidade do Porto, INESC TEC Portugal and RMIT University Australia

Scopus, ABDC-C

Conceptual Papers, Critical reviews of scientific literature, Empirical papers building on quantitative or qualitative methods.


Iranian Journal of Management Studies

University of Tehran

Scopus, Web of Science

Empirical and/or the theoretical in management sciences. All empirical methods, including, but not limited to, qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, are welcomed.


International Journal of Professional Business Review.



High quality distinguished research, well grounded in theory and with high methodological rigor. The demonstration of an effective conceptual contribution will be considered in the journal's editorial process.

Full papers of authors that are accepted and having duly completed the registration process will also be published in the form of a Book with ISBN Number. The decision of the editor(s) will be final and binding.


Abstracts and Full-Papers, complete in all respects, should be typed on Times New Roman 12, with 1.5 line spacing and submitted in PDF format (no other format will be accepted by EasyChair) to the link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lc2022. Authors are required to comply with the APA style of referencing. (For details on APA referencing style, please visit http://www.apastyle.org)
Submissions are closed and acceptance-related communication has been mailed to authors. We thank everyone who submitted their abstracts/papers to the conference.

Full Papers Submitted To The Conference



Paper Title


Dr. Jessica Ludescher Imanaka

Contemplative Resilience in an Age of Digital Disruption: Lessons from Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti


Ms. Ananthalakshmi M; Dr. Avil Saldanha

Customer’s Perception and Usage of Green Banking Practices in India


Dr. Evangeline E T; Dr. Prabhakaran P

Reimagining Human Resources in The Post Pandemic Era- The New Possible


Mr. Samuel S Mitra; Dr. Shivaji Banerjee and Mr. Peter Arockiam. A.

Decoding Consumer Responses towards Marketing Communications of YouTube and its influence on Purchase Dynamics and Decision Making – An Examination of Maldives as a Tourist Destination


Dr. Vaishali Singh

Smart Elderly Care Service Model in China: A SWOT Analysis


Dr. M S Vijaya Rao, Mr. Shyam Sundar S A, Ms. Sheba Khanum

A Study on Receivable Management with Special Reference to Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipments Private Limited, Bangalore.

Important Dates

Conference Dates

18, 19 February 2022

Author Registration Starts

01 October 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline

20 December 2021

Paper acceptance notification

10 January 2022

Full Paper Submission Deadline

10 February 2022

Conference Registration Deadline

17 February 2022

Contact Us
www.sjim.edu.in;Write to us at utkarsh@sjim.edu.in
The Organizing Commitee
SJIM International Leadership Conference
St. Joseph's Institute of Management

28/1, Primrose Road, Off MG Road, Bengaluru 560 025