Value creation is increasingly based on leveraging intangibles, but firms lack knowledge and skills on identifying, measuring and managing their intellectual capital. Also the existing academic literature on knowledge-based value creation seems to have concentrated on either IC stocks of firms or their management mechanisms (cf. Kianto et al. 2013). To produce a more complete picture of the tenets of organizational performance in the knowledge economy, this track examines both issues: IC stocks and knowledge management practices.
The topics of papers could be e.g.:
- What are the key elements of the companies IC in particular national and regional contexts?
- What are the key mechanisms used to manage IC, i.e. KM practices, in particular national and organizational context
- What are best practices in the management of IC?
- How do IC and its management impact various aspects of value creation, e.g. innovation, financial performance, customer value?
- How can innovation related and/or value inducing IC be identified and measured?
- How do different business environments and firm-specific contingencies impact the relationship between IC and value creation?
- How can IC be measured in different context?
Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Tswane University of Technology, South Africa