Event Date/Time: Apr 28, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 29, 2009
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Today, almost 80% of economic value creation is based on intangible resources. However, most organizations still do not know how to reveal the value of these resources and how to give direction to future value creation. The concept of intellectual capital gives intangibles ‘a body’ and therefore makes it possible to measure, communicate and interpret them. This conference combines theory and practice and gives a state-of-the-art overview of intellectual capital measurement and management.

In June 1999 The Netherlands hosted the OECD international symposium on: ”Measuring and reporting intellectual capital; experiences, issues, and prospects”. This symposium turned out to be a milestone in the development of the intellectual capital movement. For the first time in history researchers and practitioners from all over the world joined together to discuss the progress made in the field of measurement and reporting of intellectual capital. Many of today’s IC initiatives are rooted in this OECD symposium (e.g. Danish Guideline, the MERITUM project and others). In 2009 it will be 10 years since this groundbreaking symposium took place and it is time to take stock of the developments over the last 10 years. What progress did we make in raising awareness, developing robust measurement and reporting methods, and helping organizations to better manage their IC?

The conference is seeking quantitative, qualitative and experience-based papers from industry and academe. Papers can be conceptual, theoretical, empirical, experimental, and case studies. Topics may include but are not limited to: Intellectual capital; Structural capital; Human capital; Social capital; Management methods for valuation and measurement; Reporting initiatives; Disclosing intangibles; Intellectual assets; Intellectual liabilities; Measurement fundamentals; The effect of knowledge management; The efect of communities of practice; Intellectual capital and culture; Intellectual capital of nations and regions; Measurement of intellectual capital in universities; Value extraction; Innovation; Knowledge creation; Knowledge management; Learning.

In addition to the main conference, submissions are welcomed to the following mini tracks: Benefits and limitations of the intellectual capital metaphor, chaired by Daan Andriessen, INHolland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands; Intellectual capital of nations, regions and cities, chaired by Ahmed Bounfour; Social capital, chaired by Tjip de Jong; The dynamics of intellectual capital, chaired by Aino Kainto, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; Intellectual capital for universities and research organisations, chaired by Karl-Heinz Leitner, Austrian Research Centres, Austria; Measuring the effect of knowledge management, chaired by Antti Lönnqvist, Tampere University of Technology, Finland; Measuring and reporting intellectual capital, chaired by Bernard Marr, The Advanced Performance Institute, UK and Intellectual capital strategies in emerging markets, chaired by Marien van den Boom, INHolland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands and Rongbin W. B. Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PRC. In addition to the academic mini tracks, there will be a practitioner track on IC centres across the globe, chaired by Gordon McConnachie and a Doctoral Consortium, chaired by Don Ropes and Christiaan Stam, Centre for Research in Intellectual Capital, INHolland University, The Netherlands.


Additional Information

Submission details: Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including keywords to be received by 7 October 2008. Please read the Abstract Guidelines before submitting. After receiving several extension requests, the programme committee have extended the submission date to 31 October 2008. Submission: Online via the submission form. Please ensure that you complete all relevant sections of the form, including the conference track the abstract is intended for, the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials) and email addresses of all authors and a postal address and telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author. Full paper: Only required after acceptance of abstract and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references. Submission date will be no later than 25 November 2008. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne.