Professor Irina IVASHKOVSKAYA
Professor Stefano ZAMBON
EIASM is proud to announce the 12th Workshop on “Intangibles, Intellectual Capital and Extra-Financial Information” in collaboration with the University of Ferrara and the National Research University Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE), the leading university in Russia in the fields of economics, finance and management.
This event will represent a new step in the EIASM long standing tradition of creating a forum for academic exchange of theoretical and empirical qualitative or quantitative research in the area of intellectual capital (IC).
The measurement, reporting and management of IC at the firm-level has become a central topic in the growth strategies everywhere in the world, because of the inevitable movement towards knowledge economy on a global basis. The questions linked to the role of IC in enhancing the changes and creative destruction in firms and industries in order to increase value creation processes, are amongst the priorities on the corporate and governments’ agenda. There is a strong need for evidence-based and practice-relevant academic research in the broad field of Intangibles and IC to help firms from developed as well as from emerging markets face global challenges in their economic, social and regulatory contexts.
The 12th EIASM Workshop aims to stimulate the discussion on, and to showcase advances in our knowledge and understanding of, a variety of questions that remain still unsolved as well as to contribute to the building of a more robust bridge between academics and practitioners. In this perspective, topics of particular interest include (but they not limited to) the following:
In order to support the strengthening of the connection between academia and practice, the Workshop will invite international keynote speakers from both sides and arrange for roundtable discussions on the best practices emerging on the above mentioned topics and areas. Details will be announced later on.
To present a paper authors should submit a max. 2 page abstract
June 1st, 2016
To be acceptable, proposals MUST be submitted only through this web site !!
All submissions must be in English.
Please click HERE to submit.
The ISSN number for the workshop papers is
Selected papers will be published in
PhD workshop will take place on 21 September 2016. Young scholars are invited to present their dissertation and papers drafts and get reviews and suggestions for improvement from the team of conference leaders.
Public sector is undoubtedly an area where intangibles research can thrive. New Public Management provides a theoretical rationalization for the importance of intellectual capital (IC) while the application of IC management models in the non-profit sector are suitable due to the intangibility of public sector organizations in terms of their goals, production processes and outputs. Public organizations tend to have multiple objectives of a non-financial nature, they are mainly human capital intensive in their production process and they focus on intangible outcomes. Although relevant improvements have been made during last decades to achieve better economics results, public sector organizations still struggle to visualize the contribution to value creation. Accounting studies have recently promoted Integrated Reporting and its application as a means of disclosure how value is created both in private organizations and in public sector ones. Although, “one report” might sound quite ambitious for public sector reporting, its application in public sector entities or non-for-profit ones is encouraged by scholars and the IIRC itself. The areas of IC and integrated reporting are intertwined as IC is included as part of the non-financial capital.
Recent reviews of the IC literature show that public sector (including universities, health organizations, central governmental entities, police departments, local governments, schools, etc.) is the least addressed. On the other hand, integrated reporting in the public sector might be a means to address the increased and pluralistic information needs of investors, taxpayers, citizens, and other primary stakeholders. The newly formed Public Sector Pioneer Network of IIRC is an initiative aiming at encouraging public sector entities participation in integrated reporting.
Within this realm, the 12th EIASM Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Intangibles, Intellectual Capital & Extra-Financial Information” has set up a Mini-Track on "Intangibles and Public Sector".
For more information about the Mini-Track please communicate with the following people :
Details about location, accommodation, fee, registration ...will be posted soon.