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European Conference on Intellectual Capital

International Conference

European Conference on Intellectual Capital

Organized by
INHolland University of Applied Sciences
Haarlem, The Netherlands
28-29 April 2009



The European Conference on Intellectual Capital (ECIC) invites researchers, practitioners and academics to present their research findings, work in progress, case studies and conceptual advances in the field of intellectual capital (IC) measurement and management.

Today, almost 80% of economic value creation is based on intellectual resources. However, most organisations still do not know how to reveal the value of these resources and how to give direction to future value creation. The concept of intellectual capital gives intangibles ‘a body’ and therefore makes it possible to measure, communicate and interpret them. This conference combines theory and practice and gives a state-of-the-art overview of intellectual capital measurement and management.

Call for papers

The conference is seeking quantitative, qualitative and experience-based papers from industry and academe.
Papers can be conceptual, theoretical, empirical, experimental, and case studies. Topics may include but are not limited to: Intellectual capital; Structural capital; Human capital; Social capital; Management methods for
valuation and measurement; Reporting initiatives; Disclosing intangibles; Intellectual assets; Intellectual liabilities; Measurement fundamentals; The effect of knowledge management; The efect of communities of practice; Intellectual capital and culture; Intellectual capital of nations and regions; Measurement of intellectual capital in universities; Value extraction; Innovation; Knowledge creation; Knowledge management; Learning.

Please follow the link to download the main call for papers.

Mini track on social capital

Track chair: Tjip de Jong, University of Twente The Netherlands

Social capital in the form of networks of trust has value for individuals, teams and organisations. It is an indicator for economic success, measurable through constructs like trust, reciprocity, shared norms and values. Social capital is a popular paradigm in organisational studies. The use of social capital theory in the fields of business studies has increased exponentially in recent times. It offers new insight in explaining organisational dynamics, knowledge sharing, learning processes and innovation. While there is an extensive body of knowledge on the benefits of social capital, less attention has been paid to understanding how and why social capital evolves within organisational settings. It is interesting to gain insights into why social capital changes and what the effect is on knowledge sharing, knowledge productivity, learning processes and innovation. This brief description suggests a number of interesting research questions. We encourage papers that view social capital through individual, team, organisation or higher levels of analysis. In this track the following questions will be explored:

• How does social capital evolve in organisational settings?
• How does social capital affect knowledge productivity and innovation?
• What is the relation between social capital and learning processes?
• What is the role of trust in innovation and knowledge productivity?
• How can we built social capital and make it work to the organisational advantage?
• What factors enhance social capital and what factors inhibit social capital in organisations?
• This track explicitly encourages both inter -and intra-organisational research on social capital theory.

Please follow the link to download the mini track call for papers.

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline:

7 October 2008


Notification of abstract acceptance:

14 October 2008


Full paper due for review:

25 November 2008


Notification of paper acceptance (with changes):

3 February 2009


Earlybird registration closes:                 

17 February 2009


Final paper submission (with changes): 

3 March 2009


Final author registration date:

24 March 2009


Submission details

Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 7 October 2008. Please read the abstract guidelines section of the website before submitting.
Submission: Online at http://academic-conferences.org/ecic/ecic2009/ecic09-abstract-submission...
Please ensure that you complete all relevant sections of the form, including the conference track the abstract is intended for, the proposed title for the paper, the full names (first name and surname, not initials) and email addresses of all authors and a postal address and telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.
Full paper: Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed).
Submission date will be no later than 25 November 2008. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Elaine Hayne at [email protected].


UNU-MERIT (United Nations University Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology)

UNU-MERIT is a research and training centre of United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University (UM), based in southeast Netherlands. UNU-MERIT explores the social, political and economic factors that drive technological innovation, with a particular focus on creation, diffusion and access...

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