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8TH INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP ON “INTANGIBLES, INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL & EXTRA-FINANCIAL INFORMATION”


GRENOBLE, SEPTEMBER 27-28, 2012
IN COLLABORATION WITH


Department of Economics and Management

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Stefano ZAMBON (University of Ferrara)
Bernard GUMB (Grenoble École de Management)

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

BACKGROUND

For its 8th edition the EIASM Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Intangibles, Intellectual Capital & Extra-Financial Information” takes place, for the first time, in France, in Grenoble. The choice of this location is highly significant, as it sounds in tune with the Alps capital’s positioning in intangible economics, especially through technology-focused initiatives.

The location of the hosting Business School, in the heart of the forthcoming GIANT innovation cluster, as well as its historical management of technology mindset, is an occasion to privilege such an orientation. Patent valuation, industrial innovation, knowledge driven clusters and the financing and treatment of R&D are welcome paper subjects in such a geographical area.

But we cannot also ignore the context of the long lasting crisis as another typical feature of our times. Generally seen as drivers for conquest and competitive advantage, intangible assets and intellectual capital might also harbour some defensive virtues, which might help companies and institutions to weather the storm.

According to some scholars, we might even hold, through our pretension to measure the immeasurable, some responsibilities in the growing risky volatility of the last years. Thus, articles questioning not only how we measure, but also why, are especially welcome.

According to the well established spirit of the Workshop and its vibrant scientific community, papers from all management disciplines and methodologies are very positively considered, provided they aim to push forward the boundaries of our understanding of intangibles and intellectual capital issues.

CALL FOR PAPERS

According to some scholars, we might even hold, through our pretension to measure the immeasurable, some responsibilities in the growing risky volatility of the last years. Thus, articles questioning not only how we measure, but also why, are especially welcome.

According to the well established spirit of the Workshop and its vibrant scientific community, papers from all management disciplines and methodologies are very positively considered, provided they aim to push forward the boundaries of our understanding of intangibles and intellectual capital issues.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OVER

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH THE 8TH INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP ON INTANGIBLES AND IC

We are happy to announce that the following two Journals :

- "Financial Reporting"


guest-edited by Professor Stefano Zambon



& 

- "Management International",


guest-edited by Professors Corinne Bessieux-Ollier, Alain Schatt, Elisabeth Walliser and Daniel Zéghal




intend to publish a special edition including the best papers presented at this research workshop.

The papers will need to go through a double blind peer review process.

MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL

Please click HERE to download the call for paper of the Management International.

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Please click HERE  to see the Workshop  programme .

GEM BEST JUNIOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTANGIBLES & IC THEORY & PRACTISE AWARD

The winners of the Best paper award are :

Elissavet Kassotaki & Sandra Cohen  (Athens University of Economics & Business)
For the paper entitled : “Capturing intellectual capital “flows” through content analysis procedure: a new approach in interpreting  intellectual capital voluntary disclosures.”

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Runners-Up
 
Véronique Blum (University of Grenoble)
For the paper entitled : “The financial value of a patent: classical or optional methods?”

Laura Girella (University of Ferrara)
For the paper entitled “Regulating through the “logic of appropriateness” and the “rhetoric of the expert”:
the case of intangibles reporting in Germany”

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Mention d'honneur :

Dariusz Lizak & Wojciech Czakon  (University of Economics in Katowice)
For  the paper entitled : “The social capital of the firm: are we focusing on the right facet?”

Johan Graaf (Stockholm University)
For  the paper entitled : “Colouring the numbers - Intellectual capital as a symptomatic quality”

Cristiana Parisi & Jan Mouritsen  (Copenhagen Business School)
For  the paper entitled : “Problematizing the relationship between the concepts of intellectual capital and sustainable development”

Luminita Enache & Antonio Parbonetti  (University of Padua)
For  the paper entitled : “Corporate governance and product-related voluntary disclosure. An analysis of biotech firms”

Lidia Oliveira & Paula Azevedo  (University of Minho)
For  the paper entitled : “Intangibles reporting through visual images in annual reports: the case study of EDP -
 Energias de Portugal, SA”

Anne Krebs (Copenhagen Business School)
For  the paper entitled : “Dispersed, ambidextrous organizations and knowledge management IC inscriptions as devices
for knowledge management”

Viktoria Zerr  (University of Edinburgh)
For  the paper entitled : “Estimating a measure of intellectual capital to test its determinants”

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PLENARY PRESENTATIONS

To see  plenary presentations, please click on the link.  

Bernard GUMB's presentation
André GORIUS' presentation
Takayuky Sumita 'spresentation
Stefano Zambon's presentation

TRAVELLING INFORMATION

How to get to GRENOBLE ECOLE DE MANAGEMENT ?
http://www.grenoble-em.com/default.aspx?rub=242

Important information:
Busses stop in Grenoble at “Gare Routière” is located close to the hotels and Grenoble Ecole de Management

AIR

There are three airports near Grenoble:

Lyon airport, also known as Saint Exupéry formerly Satolas, is farther away, about 100 km (1 h by bus, car or train).
Busses go hourly to Grenoble. 22€ one-way, or 33€ return (valid for 2 months) ticket.

Geneva Airport, 157 km from Grenoble, is a common destination of many airlines companies.

• Grenoble can be reached by car in less than 2 hours.
• By train (several times daily) it takes about 2 hours; the price is 23.60€ full price. If the train goes through Lyon, it is both more longer and more expensive.
• There are also direct busses to Grenoble for 57€.www.aerocar.fr

Remember that Geneva is a Swiss city and depending on your country of origin you may need a visa. Since 2008 Switzerland is part of the Schengen area. European Union citizens should not have problems travelling via Geneva. It is also worth remembering that Switzerland has its own currency (the Swiss Franc); nearly all retail outlets in Geneva accept Euros but change is given in Swiss Francs. Geneva Airport also has a "French part" that does not require to enter into Swiss territory if you come from France and your destination flight is to France.

Grenoble Isère Airport, also known as St Geoirs, about 40 km from Grenoble, or about 35 minutes by coach.
Coaches are available for 12.50€ one way/22€ return, although only run a few times a day. This is a small low-cost airport. Flights are more frequent in the ski season. EasyJet and ryanair offer flights To / From Grenoble Isère Airport.

CAR

Just follow the highways from/to :
A41, Geneva (via Chambery)
A48, Lyon and Paris
A49, Valence and Marseille
A51, Aix-en-Provence

Grenoble can be difficult to navigate by car, but once you get there the "Park and Ride" (parking relais) system operated by Semitag-parking is a good way of getting around. (see trams and buses)

TRAIN

Several high speed trains (TGV) from SNCF [11] link Paris to Grenoble directly every day, for a three-hours trip of 640 km. Full price is about €70 for a one-way ticket. Young people and students will be entitled to a découverte discount which can reduce ticket prices by 25%. Those staying for more than a few months and/or planning to travel by train a lot are advised to purchase a 12-25 card (€50) which gives 25 to 50% discounts.
Hourly trains link Lyon (Part-Dieu station) to Grenoble, from 5:30 am to midnight (5am to 10pm from Grenoble to Lyon). This takes around an 1h15 to 1h30 with the TER (regional trains) [12]. Full price is 15€. The train schedule sometimes includes TER buses. The price is the same, the duration is the same, they start at the same station and arrive at the same point.

TER trains also link the city to Geneva in Switzerland (2h), to southern Alps (Gap, Sisteron) and to Valence (1h) where you can change for the TGV to Southern-France.

More information on taxis, buses, sightseeing, …
http://wikitravel.org/en/Grenoble

PRACTICALITIES

TIMING

The Workshop will start on Thursday September 27 at 8:30 am and is scheduled to end at approximately 5 p.m.on the following day.

VENUE

 

The Workshop will take place at

GRENOBLE ECOLE DE MANAGEMENT
12 rue Pierre Sémard
38003 Grenoble Cedex 01 – France
(just behind the train / bus station)
Tel. +33 4 76 70 60 60 - Fax +33 4 76 70 60 99

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS
http://www.grenoble-em.com/241-contact-2.aspx

ACCOMMODATION

The following hotels are all located very close to both the conference site and the train / bus station. They are presented here from the most expensive to the cheapest one.
In all these hotels, reduced fares can be obtained when referring to Marie-Claire Pieri, from GEM.

http://www.hotel-des-alpes.fr/Tel. +33 (0)4 76 87 00 71


FEES

The fees include participation to the workshop, lunches, documents, the workshop dinner, morning and afternoon refreshments.
   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
220,00 € (VAT Exempt)
For participants coming from another academic institution 280,00 € (VAT Exempt)

Cancellations made before September 4, 2012 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

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ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - RUE FOSSÉ AUX LOUPS - 38 - 3 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be