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1ST WORKSHOP ON VISUALISING, MEASURING, AND MANAGING INTANGIBLES AND INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL.


FERRARA, ITALY, OCTOBER 18-20, 2005.
IN COLLABORATION WITH

University of Ferrara
Faculty of Economics - Department of Economics
International Research Center on the Management of Public Administrations (CIRAMAP)

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

Italian Academy of Economia Aziendale (AIDEA)

SPONSORED BY

CHAIRPERSONS

Stefano ZAMBON - University of Ferrara, Italy -  Chair

Philip VERGAUWEN - University of Maastricht, The Netherlands - Co-Chair

INVITED KEY-NOTE SPEAKER

Baruch LEV
(Stern School of Business, New York University)

BACKGROUND

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count;

everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.”

- Albert Einstein -

The growing theoretical and practical importance of the subject area of intangibles and intellectual capital for companies and institutions is clearly witnessed by the ever growing interest manifested in recent years by scholars and journals of different fields (accounting, finance, organisation, management, industrial economics, and policy making). Indeed, it is widely accepted that in the 21st century business enterprises are rapidly changing, where the major levers of such a discontinuity have an intangible nature and are largely dependent upon organisational knowledge creation, accumulation and appropriation. Brands, research and innovation, quality of management, competencies and capabilities, organisational culture and climate are only a few examples of those decisive intangible assets. Firms are also becoming increasingly involved in complex networks of alliances deriving their value and growth primarily from intangibles. Knowledge intensive organizations in a multitude of industries – ranging from pharmaceutical, biotech, software up to education – have indeed solid economic reasons for developing and knowing more about their intangibles.

Whereas physical and/or financial assets can be regarded as commodities to which many economic agents have equal access, economic (added) value is largely due to the exploitation of growth opportunities drawing on unique non-physical – i.e. intangible –, assets and on distinctive organizational designs and processes. Also financial markets and “infomediaries” (e.g., financial analysts) appear to attribute a significant value to company information on intangibles.

In this new setting, traditional financial (and) accounting reports have been argued to have lost relevance. Managerial performance evaluation and compensation are today less based on traditional (financial) performance metrics, while organizational designs have to take into account that intangible assets need to be managed on the basis of different and broader conceptual and operational frameworks that call for scholarly investigation.

Indeed, also in the management and reporting of public sector entities (universities, cities, regional hubs) intangibles and intellectual capital seem to be increasingly recognised as key-resources.

The 1st EIASM Workshop on “Intangibles and Intellectual Capital” aims to attract all the scholars who wish to give a contribution to this field from a variety of perspectives – offering them a unique platform to present their research plans and findings –, and to exchange views and ideas with colleagues of the same or other disciplines interested in intangibles and intellectual capital issues.

PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the Workshop Programme.

BEST JUNIOR CONTRIBUTION

The winner of the

"Best Junior Contribution to the Development of Intangibles and IC Theory and Practice"

sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers

is

Per Flöstrand
(Uppsala University, Sweden)

with the paper entitled :

"The Sell Side - Observations on Intellectual Capital Indicators"

 

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

Please note that at the end of this workshop there will be an

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
co-organised by
the University of Ferrara and the Organisation for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
on

“INTANGIBLES AND INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL: MEASURING, REPORTING, AND POLICY ISSUES FOR THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY”

Ferrara, 20-22 October 2005

www.ferraraonintangibles.net

The participants in the EIASM Workshop will pay
a discounted Conference fee to have access to this second event

For more information please contact Stefano Zambon : zambon@economia.unife.it

PRACTICALITIES

LOCATION :

The entire workshop will take place in the premises of the

University of Ferrara.
Department of Mathematics 
Via Machiavelli 35 
44100 Ferrara.


Ferrara is conveniently located. It is 40 kilometres north of Bologna and 70 kilometres south of Padua. It is easily reachable by train, by air and by car.

A map of Ferrara is available on
http://www.ferraraonintangibles.net/OECD-FerraraIntangiblesConference/image/mappa_ferrara_eng.gif

BY TRAIN

Ferrara is on the direct railway line connecting Rome to Florence, Bologna, Padua and Venice. From Milan one has to change in Bologna. By train Ferrara is distant 25 minutes from Bologna, 50 minutes from Padua, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Venice, 1 hour and a half from Florence, 3 hours and 10 minutes from Rome, and 2 hours and a half from Milan.

BY AIR

The closest airport is that of Bologna (40 kilometres in a motorway). From there one can get the shuttle to the railway station, or to take a cab straight to Ferrara. In the latter case we advise you to inform in advance the travel agency that can provide you with a cab waiting for you at the airport at a better price (around 70 euros) than those standing there.
Other good options are the airports of Venice (about 100 kilometres), Verona, and Florence.

BY CAR

Ferrara is conveniently located on the motorway A14 connecting Bologna to Padua and Venice. There are two exits (Ferrara Nord and Ferrara Sud). From Brennero and Verona the easiest is to take the motorway to Bologna (the so-called Brennero-Modena motorway), and once there get to the A14 motorway heading north.

TIMING :

The workshop will start on October 18, 2005 in the very beginning of the afternoon to end around 1pm on October 20.

ACCOMMODATION :

The following agency can help you to find a room in Ferrara at a competitive price.
Please mention clearly that you will attend the Workshop on Intangibles.

API Service
Via della Fiera, 11
44100 - Ferrara
ITALY
Tel./Fax: +39 0532 91746
email: apiserviceferrara@libero.it

 
  Payment received
Before September 20, 2005
Payment received
After September 20, 2005
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
200 € 235 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 240 € 280 €

Cancellations made before October 10, 2005 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKÈRE-PLEIN - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be