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6TH INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP ON INTANGIBLES, INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL & EXTRA-FINANCIAL INFORMATION


CATANIA, ITALY, SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 1, 2010
IN COLLABORATION WITH

Università degli Studi di Catania
Faculty of Economics
Department of Impresa Culture e Società




and

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

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

   &                         

CHAIRPERSONS

Prof. Stefano ZAMBON, University of Ferrara, Italy
Prof. Pierluigi CATALFO, University of Catania, Italy
 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Baruch LEV
Stern School of Business, New York University
"Lessons from 20 years of work on Intangibles"

Prof. Takayuky SUMITA
Chairman, World Intellectual Capital Initiative (WICI)
"Business Reporting for Sustainable Growth"

Dr. Sara GIORDANI 
International Technology Transfer and IPR Valuation Expert – TTP Lab co-founder
"IPR Valuation: Aligning Non-Financial Information to the Financial
Dimension. An Italian Institutional Approach."

BACKGROUND

As one of the most relevant research areas in accounting and management studies, the field of Intangibles and Intellectual Capital requires networking and research sharing activity in order to improve our knowledge and understanding of this complex and diversified subject. New scientific ideas, upcoming models, and practical experiences need to gather together to increase results’ soundness in an epistemological perspective.

Especially during this macro-economic phase, in which the relevance of intangibles resources shows a new dynamic profile, the meeting of experiences and research work is crucial for the development of the field. For quite some years the EIASM Workshop has provided an important contribution in this direction, which appears to be largely recognized by the scientific community.

After the significant editions of the Workshop held in Ferrara, Maastricht, Hasselt and Dresden, we would like to continue this scientific evolutionary trajectory in Catania. In its 6th edition, this event intends to particularly focus on the aspects related to the intangible resources’ life cycle in organizations and meso-entities (e.g., districts, networks) by trying to organise the sessions in such a way that researchers as well as practitioners can informally debate the above themes and compare their ideas and findings.
 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Catania Workshop will aim to concentrate mainly on the dynamic evolution of intangibles in socio-economic and business contexts. In particular, it intends to highlight the implications of measuring and managing intangibles in a crisis and recovery period such as we are currently living through.

The spirit of the Workshop is to connect, and possibly to combine and contaminate, different disciplines (accounting, marketing, finance and financial analysis, organization behavior, technology and innovation management, general management, industrial economics and organization, strategic management, etc.) as well as to intertwine diverse methodological approaches.

In addition to this connotative perspective, we would welcome papers dealing with the following topics:
 

  •  the relationship between reputation and intangible resources’ life cycle;
  •  accounting standards and Intangible Assets’ relevance/materiality;
  •  strategic relevance of intangibles measurement for value creation processes;
  •  public investment on intangible assets related to research and technological transfer processes;
  •  modelling firm activities to make IA relevance emerge in different contexts;
  •  Intangible asset information system and knowledge creation processes;
  •  Intangible asset in SME’s developing context and in specific business and social environments.

Notwithstanding the thematic drivers above mentioned, papers from any discipline focussing on the subjects related to intangibles and the intellectual capital area will be reviewed for inclusion in the Workshop programme.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OVER

FINAL PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the workshop main programme

The details of the parallel sessions can be found HERE.

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE JOURNAL OF PLANNING AND CONTROL

There will be a special issue of "The Journal of Planning" out of the papers of the Workshop. The editors of this Special Issue are Professors Thomas Guenther and Stefano Zambon.

The main features of the Special Issue are listed here after : 

- Appearance of issue: Summer 2011
- Submission of full papers with the deadline of the workshop
- Double blind review
- International distribution
- language: English
- form: 20-25 pages

For any queries, please contact me the Editors  : Thomas Guenther - thomas.guenther@tu-dresden.de or Stefano Zambon -  zmbsfn@unife.it 

Cllick HERE for more details on this call for papers.

BEST JUNIOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTANGIBLES AND IC THEORY AND PRACTICE

The co-winners of the Best Junior Contribution to the Development of Intangibles  and IC Theory and Practice are :

Anne-Laure MENTION
(CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg)

For the paper entitled
“Intellectual Capital Reporting: an exploratory study on the practices in the banking industry”

and

Cristiana Parisi
(University of Southern Denmark)

For the paper entitled
“Intangible Assets and Value Creation Processes in Supply Chains: a structural model”

The Co-Runners up of the Best Junior Contribution to the Development of Intangibles  and IC Theory and Practice are :

Giuseppe MARZO
(University of Ferrara)

For  the paper entitled
“Intangibles in the Theory of the Firm”

and

Christian OTT, Ulrike HENKE
(Technische Universität Dresden)

For  the paper entitled
“Information Dissemination in Mergers and Acquisitions:
Purchase Price Allocations, Press Releases, and Business Press”

1ST EDEN DOCTORAL SEMINAR ON “VISUALISING, MEASURING AND MANAGING INTANGIBLES

The seminar will be held on September 27-29 and October 2, 2010

for details, please see :
http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/eden_announcement.asp?event_id=730

PRACTICALITIES

WORKSHOP LOCATION

The Workshop will take place in the

Benedettini Monastery building
Piazza Dante 
Catania

The Benedictine Monastery, one of the largest in Europe, is more like a palace than a religious building, an aspect that is probably due to close links with the Benedictine monks and the Catania nobility. In the eighteenth century it was one of the most important cultural centers in the whole of Sicily, attracting many visitors who were amazed by the luxury and the pomp of the building. It is now the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy for the University of Catania.

Pictures available by clicking HERE


ACCOMMODATION

Please click HERE to download the list of recommended hotels and B&B.


THE CITY OF CATANIA

For information about the city of Catania: http://www.comune.catania.it
or  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catania
or http://www.apt-catania.com/english/homepag.htm


FEES

The fees include participation to the workshop, workshop material, 2 lunches, the workshop morning and afternoon refreshments, the workshop dinner.

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
220 €
For participants coming from another academic institution 270 €

Cancellations made before September 6, 2010 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