ICICKM Mini Tracks

Mini Track Call for Papers on KM strategic performance: from competitive intelligence to knowledge strategies

Constantin Bratianu

Ettore Bolisani

Mini Track Co-chairs: Dr. Prof. Constantin Bratianu professor of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management at the Faculty of Business Administration, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Dr. Ass. Prof. Ettore Bolisani 
Associate Professor at the University of Padua

Mini Track on KM strategic performance: from competitive intelligence to knowledge strategies

This track aims to reflect on the relationship between strategic management, KM performances, and the capability to acquire and process data in the modern companies. Formulating a knowledge strategy requires the ability to learn from weak signals, to think in a “nonlinear” way, to catch and process not only factual data but also feelings, emotions, and motivations of people. All this poses new challenges to the way executives collect, analyse, process, and share data, information, and knowledge. Today, terms such as “competitive intelligence”, “business analytics” and “big data” are becoming popular. These notions are often associated with advancing methods and technologies that are deemed to enable an efficient and effective analysis of the huge amount of data that is today available to organizations. Here, the real challenge is how to transform data into knowledge that can be effectively used to anticipate transformations and changes, and to shape organizations for the challenges of turbulent times. The processing capacity must be connected with a capability to learn, to transform data into real knowledge, plan a plausible future for companies, implement appropriate strategies, face changes and transformations in an anticipatory way.

We invite researchers whose interests are in the broad sphere of intellectual capital measurement in financial terms, including, but not limited to:

  • Business strategies and knowledge strategies in turbulent times
  • Strategic knowledge management and knowledge dynamics
  • KM performance and strategic transformation of companies
  • Intelligence for strategic planning: acquiring knowledge from big data and developing scenarios
  • Competitive Intelligence and business analytics to learn compete and face transformations
  • Learning organizations and learning strategies

Mini Track Call for Papers on Intellectual Capital as part of Knowledge Management Structures

Dr. Juan-Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro

Dr. Anthony Wensley

Mini Track Co-chairs: Dr. Anthony Wensley, The University of Toronto, Canada and Dr. Juan-Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain

ICICKM 2017 Mini Track on Intellectual Capital as part of Knowledge Management Structures

Intellectual Capital implies more than just right knowledge. It is the total sum of everything known by everybody within a business. In this regard it should be noted that the Knowledge Management Structures provided by companies to share knowledge (e.g. small communities, working groups or even other web tools and applications) can also be seen as useful vehicles for sharing gossip, lies, exaggeration and partial truths (i.e. counter-knowledge).  This track will be devoted to uncovering emerging connections between the right knowledge, the wrong knowledge and Intellectual Capital, such as knowledge corridors, unlearning, forgetting, relearning, absorptive capacity, emotional knowledge among others. The aim is to bring together new ideas and directions for intellectual capital research and practice. To this end, we welcome theoretical and empirical papers as well as qualitative and quantitative studies from a broad mix of contributors, including management scholars and practitioners, economists, sociologists, psychologists, business and science historians, innovation and technology researchers.

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze the role of gossip, lies, exaggeration and partial truths in the creation of Intellectual Capital.
  • Identify and understand barriers to enhance the development of Intellectual Capital.
  • Conduct more research into the knowledge structures that can be used to counteract misperceptions, misunderstandings or the noise heard through gossip, lies, exaggeration and partial truths.
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to work as a vital tool to promote Intellectual Capital and avoid the presence of counter-knowledge.
  • A framework which creates an enabling environment for sharing right knowledge and promoting Intellectual Capital.

Mini Track Call for Papers on KM in the Public Sector

Mini Track Co-chairs: Dr Maurizio Massaro and Professor Andrea Garlatti, Udine University and Professor John Dumay, Macquarie University

Mini Track on KM in the Public Sector ICICKM 2017

The public sector is undergoing major challenges internationally. Several well-developed economies, especially in Europe, are facing austerity problems coupled with an increasing demand for public services, due to an aging population, unemployment, and budget restrictions. Additionally, emerging countries need to drive their economies toward knowledge-based models. Therefore, KM in the public sector represents a central topic for both developed and emerging economies. Within this context, e-tools provide new opportunities to deliver traditional services such as telemedicine, absorptive capacity influences, knowledge transfer from universities to the wider regional knowledge ecosystem, visual knowledge practices to fight crime, and communities of practices encouraging multiple levels of government to collaborate. These examples show how KM has the potential to influence and improve public organisations, provide new ways to deliver services, and transform the core operations of public organisations requiring a specific research agenda.

This mini-track encourages researchers to identify core issues and challenges that public sector and non-profit sector organizations face in delivering services and developing effective public policy. We especially encourage practical models to assist governments develop and capitalize on more effective knowledge-based stakeholder partnerships, and cost-effective avenues to develop knowledge and expertise to facilitate greater public accountability.

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • KM in non-profit sector/third sector organizations
  • Comparison of KM in the public and private sector
  • Lesson learned and errors not to be repeated
  • Policy development in a knowledge-based economy
  • KM frameworks in the public sector
  • Metrics and measurement for public sector KM
  • Case studies of KM implementation in the public sector

Mini Track Call for Papers on Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Intellectual Capital Assessment

Professor Elena Rogova

Professor Elena Tkachenko

Mini Track Co-chairs: Professor Elena Rogova, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia & Professor Elena Tkachenko, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia


Mini Track on Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Intellectual Capital Assessment - ICICM 2017

This mini-track aims to explore the relationship between intellectual capital (IC) assessment methods and financial management tools. Due to the prevailing value-based approach in modern management and finance, the need for financial valuation of intellectual capital, its components and its contribution to company value and performance is growing. To perform these valuations, new approaches and tools are required within financial management methodology. Traditional methods of IC assessment no longer provide sufficient understanding of the appropriate level of IC-investments, the reasonable costs to support knowledge management systems, as well as the impact of IC on organisational profitability, efficiency and stability. To improve these issues it is important to apply both quantitative and qualitative techniques. With the application of a broad set of methods it is possible to create a transparent and logical method of assessment of IC investments and its components.

We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Intellectual capital valuation methods
  • Value-based management applications to intellectual capital
  • The contribution of intellectual capital to companies’ value
  • Non-financial estimations of intellectual capital
  • IC-investments competitive strategies