2nd European Conference on Intellectual Capital - ECIC 2010 (ECIC 2010)

Venue: ISCTE Lisbon University Institute, Lisbon, Portugal

Location: 1649-026 Lisboa, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Mar 29, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 30, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 29, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 19, 2010
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Call for Papers, Posters, Round Table Proposals, Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations

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). Now it is time to take stock of the developments over the last decade. 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. Research in progress, case studies, poster submissions and proposals for roundtable discussions based on the main themes are also invited. Practitioner contributions and product demonstrations relevant to the conference are also invited.

Submission details are given below. 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 effect 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

§ Competitive advantage
Value networks

§ Value conversion
Financial valuations

§ IC as a business strategy
Patent valuation

§ Intellectual Capital as a development tool
Intellectual Capital auditing

§ IC and Corporate Social Responsibility
Business and Competitive Intelligence and Intellectual Capital.

In addition to the main themes, submissions are also welcomed to six mini tracks: Knowledge dynamics, chaired by Constantin Bratianu, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania; Intellectual capital and higher education, chaired by Josephine Lappia, Rotterdam University, The Netherlands; How to introduce and manage intellectual capital in SMEs?, chaired by UFlorinda MatosU, Management Research Center - ISCTE Business School, Lisbon, Portugal and Intellectual Capital (IC) amid the global economic crisis of 2007-2009, chaired by Piotr Wisniewski, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland and Intellectual Capital and Entrepreneurial Performance chaired by João Leitão, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre & Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal and Knowledge Metaphors chaired by Daniel Andriessen, INHolland University of Applied Sciences, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

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.

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.
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

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 27 October 2009. Demonstrations themselves are expected to be approximately 15 minutes in length.

Submission details:

Abstract details:
Other than product demonstrations, all submission types require an abstract in the first instance. The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including keywords to be received by 22 September 2009 22 September 2009. Please read the Abstract Guidelines before submitting.

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 27 October 2009 10 November 2009 (see note). Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne.

Important information:

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference. The authors of abstracts, which describe a relevant paper, will receive a notification of abstract acceptance. All full papers will be 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, that the standard of English is adequate and that the paper is appropriately referenced. 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

The programme committee have received several requests to extend the submission dates. The dates are therefore extended as detailed below:

Abstract submission deadline:
22 September 2009
Extended to 9 October 2009

Notification of abstract acceptance:
29 September 2009

Full paper due for review: (see note)
27 October 2009
Extended to 10 November 2009

Notification of paper acceptance:
5 January 2010

Earlybird registration closes:
19 January 2010

Final paper due (with any changes):
2 February 2010

Final author registration date:
23 February 2010