ECKM Workshops

ECKM Pre-Conference Workshop

Wednesday 4th September 2019

10:00 - 12:00
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intangibles - Theory and Practice

Led by: Eduardo Tomé, Francisco Cesário, Luis Pimentel, Universidade Europeia Lisboa, Portugal.  Constantin Bratianu, Academic of Economics Bucarest, Roumania.  Madeleine Block, University of Bielefeld, Germany.  Anthony Wensley, University of Toronto Canada

Intangibles are known to be an important source of power and wealth in the 21st century. Furthermore, many of the benefits that are derived from the efforts of individuals and groups are intangible in nature. Intangibles have been subject to different forms of analysis associated with different types of models. Interestingly it is not possible epistemologically claim that any one approach is more important than another, but rather we can understand that the sum of knowledge and understanding that can be derived from putting different points of view together is stronger than that obtained from using multiple perspectives in isolation. In this workshop we will consider six perspectives on intangibles, namely Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital, Human Resource Development, Economics, Traditional Management and Social Policy. Each one of these six perspectives will be presented by one of the six main participants in a short speech (5 minutes). With this we hope to generate an interesting debate with the rest of the participants (in the remaining 90 minutes).

Learning Outcomes:

      • What are the main scientific perspectives of analysing intangibles?
      • What are the main models of each one of those perspectives?
      • What are the main scientific results in each one of those perspectives?
      • How do those perspectives interact and come together to for an unified explanation of intangibles?
      • What ideas, if any, may be derived from this workshop in order to foster further research ?


14:00 – 16:00
Mastering the Publication Process

Led by Prof. Aino Kianto, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Ability to navigate the complexities of the academic publication process is a crucial skill for any researcher. This workshop will address the key phases and tasks that a researcher is likely to face during the process of getting her/his research reports published in academic journals and edited compilation books. We will discuss issues such as journal selection, cover letter, submission process, and addressing the reviewer comments. Concrete examples are used concerning the perils and potential remedies related with the academic publication process. The workshop is aimed to increase participant skills for research productivity..

Learning outcomes:

      • To explain key issues of academic publication process
      • Outlet target selection
      • Cover letter
      • Reviewer comments
      • Response letter
      • Tackling challenges during the publication process

This workshop is relevant especially to PhD students and junior researchers, but also more experienced academics interested in improving their research productivity.  

Mastering the Publication Process  

Workshop Application details:

The cost of attending the workshop is £35 for participants registered for the European Conference on Knowledge Management and £70 for anyone wishing to participate who is not attending the conference.

The workshop will take place at Universidade Europeia de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal To reserve a place on this workshop please use the online form:

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