6th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning (ICICKM 2009)

Venue: McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Location: Montreal, Canada

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 02, 2009
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Call for Papers, Posters, Round Table Proposals, Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations

Today, knowledge and intellectual capital plays a principal role in the delivery of corporate performance. This importance is reflected in the fact that companies, without the force of any regulations, start to measure their knowledge and intellectual capital, they even produce and externally publish intellectual capital statements; accounting guidelines are being developed and standards are being questioned and reviewed; and governments are beginning to measure the intellectual capital of cities, regions, and countries. Companies and investors alike are trying to measure their intellectual capital and the value of knowledge. However, it seems as if the field has reached a point of maturity where we need to address issues around taxonomies and research methodology. In a recent special issue of a leading journal in the field (Marr & Chatzkel, 2004) these issues were highlighted. The concept of knowledge or intellectual capital is often poorly defined and is addressed from multiple disciplinary perspectives which all give it slightly different meanings.

The conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and research-in-progress are welcomed approaches. Poster submissions, proposals for roundtable discussions, practitioner contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

The conference in October 2009 is seeking quantitative, qualitative and experience-based papers from industry and academe.

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Submission details are given below. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Frameworks for conceptualising KM
Impact on organisational learning

Parameters of the field of study
Integration of knowledge from different groups in an organization

Knowledge creation and sharing mechanisms
Knowledge sharing between different groups in an organization

Knowledge asset valuation models
Interorganisational relationships

Impact on business strategy
Strategic alignment

Architectures for KM systems
Intangible assets and resources

How to initiate KM
Human capital

Value of tacit knowledge
Organisational learning

Resourcing KM
Experiential learning

Competitive advantages
Participatory learning

KM case studies
Intellectual capital

The evaluation of KM
Economic intangible assets

KM and the Web and e-Business
Organisational coaching

Structural capital
Knowledge acquisition

Ethics of KM
Knowledge Cities

KM readiness
Knowledge sharing for the public sector

The role of KM in crafting management strategy
The role of KM in crafting marketing strategy

Mapping social networks
Intellectual capital and the family business

Intangible assets identification and valuation in strategic operations
Social networks analysis

KM in design
socio-technical frameworks for knowledge sharing

Metrics and measurement of intangible assets
Collaboration and communication in KM

At this time thee are no mini tracks scheduled for ICICKM 2009. If you would be interested in preparing and chairing a mini track, please contact the Conference Director, Sue Nugus outlining your suggested topic.

Paper submissions
Papers should address the conference topics listed above and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies. In addition, philosophical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting a process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use are welcome. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area original. The work should not have been published elsewhere and should not be intended to be published elsewhere during the review period. See the submission details given below

Research in Progress
Researchers may submit current projects whilst they are still in progress. To be eligible, it is necessary for a paper to be produced to a publishable academic standard and papers will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. However the final results of the research may not have been fully completed and interpreted.

Case Study Submissions
Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and the processes as research papers.

Poster Submissions
Posters provide an opportunity for researchers to present their work in an informal setting in which there is more time for discussion and questions than is sometimes available in a full paper session. This track is an ideal forum for the presentation of work in progress. Poster submissions are welcomed in any of the areas identified in the call for papers.
Poster submission requirements

An abstract describing the work being presented on the poster should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Poster as the submission type.
Poster abstracts will be blind reviewed by a member of the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for poster presentation.
On acceptance instructions on poster dimensions etc will be supplied.
Poster abstracts and images of the final poster will be published in the CD version of the Conference Proceedings.
At least one person must register for the conference to present the poster.

Posters will be displayed close to the refreshment area so that all who attend will have an opportunity to see them. There will be a timetabled period when Poster Owners should staff their poster so that participants can come and discuss the research.

Round Table Proposals
The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion.
Submission requirements

An abstract proposing a topic and stating why it is felt this would be an interesting contribution to the conference should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Round Table Proposal as the submission type.
Proposals will be considered by the programme committee.
If a proposal is selected the convenor will be asked to nominate knowledge informants in the field who will be prepared to participate. Round Table Discussions can be either 30 minutes or 1 hour in duration. The convenor must register for the conference.
Other participants can attend the Round Table without conference registration, but if they wish to attend any other part of the conference registration will be required.

Practitioner Contributions
The conference committee welcomes contributions from individuals and organisations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration.
Presentation submission requirements

An abstract describing the work to be presented should be submitted in accordance with the submission details below. Be sure to select Practitioner Contribution as the submission type.
Practitioner abstracts will be reviewed by the programme committee. Reviewers will be asked to consider the appropriateness of the work for presentation at the conference.
Authors of selected presentations will have their abstract included in the booklet of abstracts given to participants at the conference.
At least one person must register for the conference to give the presentation.
Product Demonstrations submission requirements

Submit a proposal of 200-300 words describing a research facilitation product you would like to demonstrate and the audience it serves. Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to Sue Nugus not later than 4 June 2009. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.

Selected papers from the conference will be considered for publication in the Electronic Journal on e-Knowledge Management, http://www.ejkm.com

Submission details:

Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including keywords to be received by 12 March 2009. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the paper.

Submission: Submissions should be made via the online form. Please provide the full names (first name and surname, not initials), postal address, email address and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please give full names (first name and surname, not initials) for all other authors. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author. You should complete all required fields.

Full paper: Only required for academic submissions to main conference streams once the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 30 April 2009. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne with the paper submission checklist and copyright form.

Publication Opportunity
Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. The proceedings have an ISBN and ICICKM proceedings are listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP) and the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings).

Selected papers from the Conference will be considered for publication in the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (the latest issue, is now available online).

Important information:

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all paper abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.
The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract selection.
All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English.
Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline:
12 March 2009

Notification of abstract acceptance:
19 March 2009

Full paper due for review:
30 April 2009

Notification of paper acceptance(with any requested changes):
9 July 2009

Earlybird closes
23 July 2009

Final full paper due (with changes):
6 August 2009

Final author registration date:
27 August 2009


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