K B Kiran



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Saturday, September 16, 1995

Professional Experience: 

Total 29 Years and at NITK Surathkal 28 years

Contact Details


kunjangadabkiran2 [at] gmail.com
kbheem [at] nitk.edu.in


+91- 824 - 2474000 -3226 (Ext)


+919886585458 and +917624814718
Academic Background

MA, MPhil, PhD [Mangalore University]

Areas of Interest

• Entrepreneurship
• Indian MSME Sector
• Agricultural Economics
• Engineering Economics
• Managerial Economics
• Indian Coffee Plantation
• Economics of Technological Change
• Sustainable Development
• Micro Health Insurance
• Micro Finance

Significant Projects
  • DST-NIMAT Project 2015-16, NSTEDB, DST, GOI, New Delhi, Rs. 13.20 Lakhs

  • RS & GIS Application for Sustainable Management of Sacred Grooves in Kodagu District, DST, Govt. of India Rs11.65 Lakhs

Supervision of Ph.D

13 (Completed)
05 (On going)

Significant Publications
  1. Sreekanth, P.V., and Kiran, K. B. (2022) “Impact of Digital Financial Services on the Profitability Performance of Banks in India”, Interdisciplinary Research in Technology and Management (IRTM), IEEE, February 2022, DOI:10.1109/IRTM 54583.2022.9791796, pp.1-5.
  2. Hebbar, S., and Kiran K., B. (2022) “Do Social Media and e-WOM Influence M-Government Services? A Citizen's Perspective from India”, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, Vol. 18, No.1, pp.1-27.
  3. Hungund, S., and Kiran, K. B. (2021) “Open Innovation Approach for Small and Medium Enterprises: An Evidence from Indian Software Product Firms”, © The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021 S. Guha and S. Majumdar (eds.), In Search of Business Models in Social Entrepreneurship, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-0390-7_11
  4. Shrisha, S., and Kiran, K. B., (2019), "Technology, Demand and Innovation Capability of Indian MSMEs", IEEExplore, 2019, Print on Demand (PoD) ISSN: 2159-5100.
  5. Hebbar, S., and Kiran K., B. (2019) “Social Media Influence and Mobile Government Adoption: A Conceptual Framework and its Validation”, IJEGR, Vol.15, No.3, pp.37-58.
  6. Hungund, S., and Kiran, K. B. (2019) “Influence of firm-level factors on adoption of the innovation approach among software product SMEs: evidence from the Bangalore region of India”, Int. J. Business Innovation and Research, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 221-232.
  • MOU with HEIG-VD, School of Business and Engineering, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland.
  • Head of the Department of Humanities Social Sciences and Management, currently School of Management (from September 2008 to August 2011and from September 2016 to August 2018).
  • Officer on Special Duty (OSD) at NITK-Science and Technology Entrepreneurs’ Park from 01 July 2014 to 29 January 2018.

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