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17TH EIASM INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE ON "INTANGIBLES AND INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL - SUSTAINABILITY AND INTEGRATED REPORTING, GOVERNANCE AND VALUE CREATION"


TAORMINA (MESSINA - SICILY) ITALY - SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2022
TAORMINA...

Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the European highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea.




 

Taormina was one of the last stops on Goethe's famous journey to Sicily.
The writer, during his stay in Sicily in 1787, was enchanted by its splendid panorama and defined the Ancient Theater of Taormina  «the greatest masterpiece of art and nature»


 

CHAIRPERSONS

Prof. Daniela Rupo
Dipartimento di Economia
University of Messina, Italy

Prof. Dr. Stefano Zambon
Dipartimento di Economia e management
University of Ferrara, Italy

 

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Mario Abela
IESEG Business School & Director of Methodology at the Value Balancing Alliance (VBA)

Patrick de Cambourg
Chairman, European Lab PTF-ESRS, EFRAG, and President, French Autorité des Normes Comptables (ANC)

Sven Gentner
Head of Unit "Corporate reporting, audit and credit rating agencies", Directorate General FISMA, European Commission

Janine Guillot
CEO, Value Reporting Foundation and Special Advisor to the ISSB Chair

Ethan Rouen
Co-Chair of the “Impact-Weighted Accounts” (IWA) Project, Harvard Business School 

Eelco van der Enden
CEO, GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) 

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Najeeb Arghistani - PhD Candidate in Economics, Management and Statistics
Francesco Arnone - PhD Student in Economics, Management and Statistics
Giulia Cattafi - PhD Student in Economics, Management and Statistics
Giovanna Centorrino - Associate Professor in Accounting and Business Administration
Valeria Naciti - PhD, Research Fellow in Business Administration
Nicola Rappazzo - PhD, Assistant Professor in Accounting and Business Administration
Valeria Schifilliti - PhD, Assistant Professor in Management

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

 
          

 

CO-ORGANISED WITH


 

 


Organismo Italiano di Business Reporting
(Italian Foundation for Business Reporting)

 

BACKGROUND

The 17th  EIASM Interdisciplinary Conference on “Intangibles and Intellectual Capital – Sustainability and Integrated Reporting, Governance, and Value Creation"– in collaboration with the Department of Economics, University of Messina and the Department of Economics and Management, University of Ferrara – will be held in person in Taormina on September 22-23, 2022.

The Conference is intended to continue its long-standing role in creating a forum for academic interdisciplinary exchange on theoretical and empirical research in the broad area of Intangibles and Intellectual Capital. This year, special attention will be devoted also to the relevant issues of post-Covid recovery and the rethinking by various organisations (profit, non-profit, public sector, hybrid) of their business models, strategies and trajectories vis-à-vis the sustainability and digitization era.

Further consideration will be given to the measurement, reporting and management of Intangibles and Intellectual Capital at a micro, meso and macro level, and their interrelationships with sustainability and integrated reporting as well as the processes of (enterprise) value creation and the role of corporate governance.

The Conference will also provide an exceptional opportunity to reflect on the emerging issues linked to the evolution of mandatory sustainability reporting within the European Union context and in the international arena.

Moreover, a distinctive focus will be provided on the aspects related to the links between intangibles and UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) following on a document on this theme published by the WICI Network.

The Conference will be an excellent opportunity for a variegated audience of international and national academic and professional participants to share their knowledge and establish original new conversations. The event will feature inspirational keynote speakers of very high profile and provide rich networking opportunities in the marvelous setting of Taormina.

PLENARY SESSIONS

The Conference programme will include the following two plenary sessions : 

  • Quantifying corporate social and environmental impacts: towards a globally harmonised methodology.
  • The international standardisation of sustainability reporting standards: geopolitical race, complex coopetition or brave international architecture?

 

  Additional details will be posted soon.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 17th EIASM Conference aims at building bridges, synergies and innovative cross-cutting thoughts and visions by encouraging reflections about Sustainability, Intangibles, and Intellectual Capital. In this perspective, topics of particular interest include (but they are not limited to) the following: 

 

  • Intangibles and sustainability
  • Sustainability and ESG reporting standards and frameworks
  • Innovation and Intellectual Capital
  • Intangible liabilities
  • Sustainability and Intellectual Capital
  • Intangibles and SDGs. In particular, R&D and IP and their impact on SDGs
  • Sustainable development and intangibles
  • Impact-weighted accounting (IWA) for environmental, social and intangible issues
  • Intangibles and sustainability in the reports of local government and public sector entities
  • Intangible resources and capabilities to sustainable competitive advantage
  • Intangibles/intellectual capital reporting and sustainability reports
  • Disclosure on intangibles and sustainability
  • Integrated Reporting, intangibles and sustainable development challenges
  • Intangibles, enterprise value and value creation
  • Intellectual capital measurement and reporting
  • Intellectual capital in digitized companies’ networks
  • Intellectual capital disclosure and information systems
  • Intellectual capital disclosure and green technologies
  • Importance of intangibles as reflected in ESG performance metrics
  • Intangibles and gender issues
  • Human capital and accounting
  • Governance, Intangibles and sustainability
  • Intangibles disclosure in start-ups and IPOs
  • Valuation of intangibles and sustainability issues
  • R&D and IP reporting and valuation


We invite papers on any of the aforementioned topics without any constraints in terms of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches.

 

To present a paper at the Conference, authors should submit a max. 2-page abstract or, even better, the full paper

by 

June 15, 2022

Please click HERE to submit

To be accepted, proposals MUST be submitted only through this web site!!

All submissions must be in English.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission Deadline  15 June, 2022
Notification to authors (acceptance/rejection)  10 July, 2022
Registration deadline for accepted authors 31 July, 2022
Final papers  5 September, 2022
Conference Dates 22-23 September, 2022

PRACTICALITIES

HOW TO REACH TAORMINA

Catania has the main airport for Sicily and the third in Italy for traffic of passengers. Scheduled and charter planes arrive from destinations throughout Italy and Europe. 
There is a direct bus service between Catania airport and Taormina

REGISTRATION AND FEES 

Details on the fees & registration link will be posted soon. 


ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante
EIASM Conference Manager
Rue Fossé aux Loups 38 - Box 3
1000 Brussels - BELGIUM 
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Email: michelante@eiasm.be