ECIC Keynote Speakers

Keynote Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ECIC 2017

Gregorio Martín-de Castro

25 Years since Skandia: Critical reflections and projections

John Dumay, Macquarie University, Sydney

It has been 25 years since Skandia released its first intellectual capital statement. Since then IC has transformed through different stages from being a way to communicate wealth value creation, to helping resolve some of society’s most pressing problems. In this talk John Dumay will explore critical moments from the past, and outline his vision for future IC research and practice.

Jose Maria Viedma Marti and Maria Do Rosario Cabrita

The practice of Intellectual Capital in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


José Maria Viedma Martí and Maria Do Rosario Cabrita

We are living a revolution that is dramatically changing the way we live, think, work and relate to one another. The challenges created by the 4th Industrial Revolution demand a shared understanding of how we are shaping a collective future where technology and knowledge across all the industries, are provoking the emergence of new business models based on intangibles. Knowledge and technology-driven transformation is giving rise to questions that will require new economic and organizational structures to leverage its full value.

Intellectual capital (IC) has been recognized as the main source of individual, organizations as well as national competitiveness in today’s knowledge economy. The thinking behind contemporary IC research shows that IC occupies a crucial role in the organizations of the 21st century synergizing business models and practices. However, many complain that there is an important gap between research and practice. Why do many organizations fail to effectively practice their IC? The understanding and robust application of IC in terms of its concepts, elements, frameworks, measurement models and integrated reporting requires an approach that help all concerned to fill the gap between research and practice

We need to develop a shared understanding of how the fourth industrial revolution with its dynamics is changing our lives and those of future generations and how it is reshaping the economic, social, cultural and human context.

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