[Conference] Call for Contributions: European Conference on Intellectual Capital, April 2009, The Netherlands

Call for Papers, Workshops and Tutorials

ECIC 2009 – European Conference on Intellectual Capital, INHolland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 28-29 April 2009

  • Abstract submission deadline (extended): 31st October 2008

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.

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.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 7 October 2008
  • Abstract submission deadline (extended): 31st October 2008
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 14 October 2008
  • Full paper due for review: 25 November 2008
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 3 February 2009
  • Earlybird registration closes: 17 February 2009
  • Final paper due (with any changes): 3 March 2009
  • Final author registration date: 24 March 2009

For more information go to the website of the conference call.

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