The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ICICKM 2020
Intellectual Capital and Financial Performance: Predicting M&A Success
One of the enduring issues in intellectual capital is its link with organizational performance. Does better managed IC actually result in more competitive firms and better financial results? This talk will describe a multi-year, multi-stage experiment into whether IC metrics are linked to financial outcomes, specifically successful merger and acquisition events. A ten-year back-test of returns to objectively selected M&A actions, a short live test using the same methodology, and a fund conducting live investments over several years all demonstrate positive, outsized returns for an IC approach to M&A choices. Intellectual capital does matter.
The State and Development of the Knowledge Management Discipline: Evidence from Scientometric Research
Alexander Serenko, Lakehead University, Canada
Knowledge management (KM) can be seen as the youngest management discipline to have already gained recognition and attracted the attention of researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers. As the volume of KM publications grows, the number of scientometric studies devoted to the past, present, and future state of the KM discipline also increases; as of 2020, the number of such publications has exceeded 400. This talk summarizes the key conclusions of all previous scientometric KM projects and discusses a wide range of issues including research topics, empirical methods, highly productive individuals, institutions and countries, productivity distributions, collaboration tendencies, the most impactful works, knowledge transfer issues, and publication forums.