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ECIC Keynote Speakers

Keynote Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ECIC 2019

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.

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Gregorio Martín-de Castro

Managing (Intangibles) in times of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity)

Prof. Martin Piber, Leopold-Franzens-Universität, Innsbruck/Austria

The talk addresses crucial insights from the fields of arts, culture and history concerning the understanding of intellectual - and other capitals, managerial decisions as well as taken-for-granted representations of (profit) organizations.

More and more, volatilities, uncertainties, complexities and ambiguities give managers a hard time and  Social, political and economic consequences of individual decisions are quite tough to be anticipated. In the talk I will analyze if and how an aesthetic rationality will help us to better understand organizations and their environments. With reference to conceptualizations like the Reflective Practitioner of Donald Schön, the Lifeworld (Lebenswelt) of Jürgen Habermas and Habitus and Habitat of Pierre Bourdieu I will outline an aesthetic alternative to the use of quantifications, benchmarks and rigid taxonomies in managerial contexts.

This aesthetic opening of the individual situation and its embeddedness in organizational, social and societal networks embraces sublime judgements, uncertain environments, and the blessings of ambiguity.