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ECIC 2011
18-19 April 2011, Nicosia, Cyprus
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Sunday 17 April 2011


Hilton Hotel
Welcome reception and registration (Until 1930)

Monday 18 April 2011


Registration and coffee


Opening of Conference and Welcome from the Conference Chair, Geoff Turner


Keynote address: Social Knowledge: Are we ready for the future?
John Girard, Minot State University, USA


Conference splits into streams


Stream A:
Case Studies

Stream B:
Mini track on Intellectual Capital, Corporate Performance and Shareholders Value
Chair: Santanukumar Ghosh

Stream C:
Mini track on Intellectual Intellectual Capital Dynamics
Chair: Constantin Bratianu

Stream D:
Global IC issues



Transformational Leadership in Mergers and Acquisition Transactions in Emerging Markets. Case Study of the Bere Mures Acquisition by Heineken Romania
Anagnoste Sorin, The Academy of Economic Studies and Gabriela Dumitru, AT Kearney, Bucharest, Romania

Intangible Assets and Value Creation of a Company: Russian and UK Evidence
Garanina Tatiana and Yana Pavlova, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia

In Search of Key Factors for Ideal Research and Education Projects
Smits Karen, Ilse Van den Donker and Josephine Lappia, Rotterdam University, The Netherlands

World Atlas of Intellectual Capital: Concept and Methodology
Tomé Eduardo, Universidade Lusíada Famalicão, Portugal


Governance of Networks of Small Enterprises: A Knowledge Perspective - Some Case Studies in the Mechanical Industry in Italy
Romiti Anna and Daria Sarti, University of Florence, Italy

Earnings Quality and Other Factors Affecting Intellectual Capital Performance in Banks: The UAE Case
El-Bannany Magdi, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Intellectual Capital and the Romanian Education System
Suciu Marta-Christina, Luciana Piciorus, Cosmin Imbrisca, Alexandru Gitiu-Bratescu and Foksha Vitaly, Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, Romania

The Global Position of the European Patent Office (EPO): Is Europe Capable of Protecting Its Intellectual Capital Effectively?
Wisniewski Piotr, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland


Relation Between Organizational Learning and Organizational Commitment: Case Study of a Private Bank in North Cyprus
Berberoglu Aysen and Emine Unar, Cyprus International University, Cyprus

A Critical Review of Business Performance Models and Frameworks and Their Application to Sales Organisations
Vouldis Angelos and Angelica Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Knowledge Transfer in Romanian Universities
Agoston Simona, Ivona Orzea, Alina Mihaela Dima and Simona Vasilache, Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, Romania

Relationship Between Product and Hidden Wealth. An International Study
Lopez Ruiz Victor Raul, Jose Luis Alfaro Navarro and Domingo Nevado Pena, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain


Intellectual Capital Management: Case Study Portugal Versus Romania
Matos Florinda, ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute, Albino Lopes, ISCSP - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, Marta-Christina Suciu and Alex Ghitiu, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

The Strategies and Tactics of Patent Management and their Importance for Competitive Advantage
Fritzsche Albrecht, Darmstadt Technical Universityand Rebecca Geiger, International Performance Research Institute GmbH, Germany

The Quality of Knowledge Flows and its Impact on the Intellectual Capital Development of a University
Pelau Corina, Irina Bena, Anca Daniela Vladoi, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharesst and Dan Cristian Dabija, Babes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca and Monica Fufezan, Moda SA, Arad, Romania

Perspectives on the Possibilities Companies Have to Recognise and Measure Intellectual Capital
Morariu Maria Cristina, The Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania







Mon PM


Stream A:



Stream B:
Mini track on Intellectual Capital, Corporate Performance and Shareholders Value
Santanukumar Ghosh

Stream C:
Mini track on Intellectual Capital Dynamics
Constantin Bratianu

Stream D:
Higher Education


Stream E:
PhD Colloquium



Applying the VAIC™ Model to Russian Industrial Enterprises
Molodchik Maria and Anna Bykova, State University Higher School of Economics, Perm, Russia

The Influence of Human Capital in Achieving Corporate Performance
Mandruleanu Anca, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Added Value to Organizational Knowledge by Managing European Projects
Atanasiu Gabriela and Florin Leon, Technical University Gheorghe Asachi of Iasi, Romania

Knowledge Sharing Through Communities of Practice
Buckley Sheryl and Paul Giannakopoulos, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Measure the Unmeasurable? Intangible Assets as the Major Strategic key of Enterprises. Their Contribution, Difficulties and Proposals for Reliable Financial Statement
Gkinoglou Emmanouil, University of Macedonia, Greece
Summary on Intellectual Capital Value Added (VAIC) and Calculated Intangible Value (CIV) all over the World: Lessons to be learnt
Titova Nellija, University of Latvia, Latvia

The Investment in Human Capital Development in Public Administration in Latvia
Simonova Maria, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Intellectual Capital Disclosure Commitment: a Myth or Reality?
Branswijck Deborah, Ghent University College, Belgium

Integrating Intellectual Capital and Sustainability Management - Perspectives for the Internal Management and External Reporting in Small and Medium sized Enterprises
Mertins Kai and Ronald Orth, Fraunhofer IPK, Germany

A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on the Value Relevance of Human Capital: Practice of Human Capital Accounting and Human Capital Disclosure; A Review of Existing Literature
Krishanthi Ganga, Riahm Rizk and Amir Michael, Durham University, UK
Discussion and feedback


Increasing Knowledge Management Maturity in Organisations: A Capabilities-Driven Model
Ngosi Theodora, National University of Ireland and Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland and Ashley Braganza, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK

Harmonization Process between Individual Performance Appraisal and Business Unit Performance Appraisal without Decreasing Employee Engagement
Purwanti Juli, Nelson Rikardo Pasaribu  Paul Lumbantobing, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk., Bandung, Indonesia (non-academic)

Human Capital and Relational Capital Dynamics within a University
Pop Nicolae Al., Adrian Tantau, Corina Pelau and Irina Bena, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Developing and Implementing Strategies to Enhance Intellectual Capital in the Online Learning Environment
Barrett, Bob, American Public University, Charles Town, USA


A Modeling Approach to Intellectual Capital Advancement
Ammann Eckhard, Reutlingen University, Germany

Intellectual Capital and Corporate Performance
Maciocha Agnes, Institute of Art Design and Technology, Ireland

Knowledge Dynamics in a Chaotic Environment
Nestian Stefan Andrei, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania

Education and Training Practice Strategies in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Bencsik Andrea, Vendel Lare and Andrea Solyom, Szechenyi Istvan University, Hungary


The Structural Model of Intellectual Capital in Higher Education Institutions
Nazem Fattah, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran

The Mediating Effects of Sensemaking and Measurement on the Intellectual Capital and Performance Linkage
Carrington Donley, University of the West Indies, Barbados and Mike Tayles, University of Hull, UK

An Alternative to the Cristal Ball: Participatory Approaches for Sustainable Management
Pook Katja, Pook-Perspectives, Gottingen, Germany an Warden Campbell, Insituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain

Academic Satisfaction as an Amplifier of the Organizational Intellectual Capital
de Lourdes Machado Maria  and Odília Gouveia, CIPES - Centre for Research in Higher Education Policies, Matosinhos, Portugal








Knowledge Cafe Facilitated by Helen Paige


Close of conference day


Buses leave for the conference dinner


Conference Dinner at Paradociaki Taverna in Agia Anna


Tuesday 19 April 2011


Opening Messages


Keynote Address:
Intellectual Capital Accounting – how to measure the unmeasurable
Ludo Pyis, AREOPA, Belgium


Introduction to ECIC 2012 by Jukka Surakka, Arcada-University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland


Poster Contributors will stand by their posters for others to discuss the research


Stream A: 
Social Capital

Stream B:

Stream C:
Mini track on Intellectual Capital Dynamics
Constantin Bratianu

Stream D:
Mini Track on Intellectual Capital from a Critical Perspective
John Dumay


Social Capital Management in Iranian Knowledge-based SMEs
Abili Khodayar, University of Tehran and Mahyar Abili, Badi'a Consulting Firm, Tehran, Iran

Innovation Strategy and Management Control: The link between Knowledge Management and Management Control Systems
Massaro Maurizio, Udine University, Italy, Roland Bardy, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA and Filippo Zanin, Udine University, Italy

Knowledge Dynamics Modeling Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
Bratianu Constantin, Adriana Agapie and Ivona Orzea, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Is “If it Can’t be Measured it Can’t be Managed” Really True?
Dumay Johannes and Jim Rooney, University of Sydney, Australia


Relational Capital Management of New Ventures through Virtual Embeddedness and Social Media
Vasileiadou Eleni Magdalini, Magdalena Missler-Behr, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus and Sebastian Ullrich, SRH Hochschule, Berlin, Germany

Strategic Innovation and Knowledge Management: The Logic of Creativity and Development Institutionalization, Framing and Diffusion
Ngwenya Bongani, Solusi University, Zimbabwe

Intellectual Capital Dynamics within the Learning Organization
Bejunaru Ruxandra, Steven the Great University of Suceava and Stefan Iordache, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

The Relationship Between Intellectual Capital and Process and Product Innovation in Banks: An Exploratory Study
Elsetouhi Ahmed and Ibrahim Elbeltagi, Plymouth University, UK


Organizational Development Activities and Social Capital Accumulation: Exploring Relationships in Canadian Healthcare Organizations
Rondeau Kent, University of Alberta and Terry Wagar, St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Intellectual Capital and a Firm's Innovativeness
Santos-Rodrigues Helena, ESTG-IPVC, Portugal, Pedro Figueroa Dorrego and Carlos Maria Jardon, Universidade de Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain


Knowledge Utilization of Women as Intellectual Capital in Iranian Research Institutes (A multiple-case study)
Ehrami Marziye, IIES, Khodayar Abili, Tehran University and Mohamad Daneshgar, Parsian Bank, Iran






Tues PM

Stream A: 
Business and Investment

Stream B:
Knowledge Management

Stream C: IC and ICT

Stream D:
Tacit Knowledge


The Beehive: A Practitioner’s Metaphor for Knowledge Markets
Leliaert Philippe, SyntaxisNetworking, Blaasveld, Belgium (non-academic)

Tobing's Knowledge Management Architecture
Lumbantobing Paul, Nelson Rikardo Pasaribu and Juli Purwanti, Pt. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk, Bandung, Indonisia (non-academic)

Enhancing IC Formation by Evoking Hidden Potentials – The Case of Smart Textiles
Schebesch Klaus Bruno, Vasile Goldis Western University Arad, Romania

Eliciting Tacit Knowledge from a Domain of Physical Skill
Marshall Peter and Damian Gordon, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland


ICBS Intellectual Capital Benchmarking System. A Practical Methodology for Successful Strategy Formulation in the Knowledge Economy
Viedma Marti José María, Politechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

Knowledge Management for Knowledge Workers
Mládková Ludmila, University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic

Information and Communication Technology in Bilingual Societies in Finland
Surakka Jukka, Arcada-University of Applied Sciences, Pertti Saariluoma, Pertti Jokivuori, Marjo Silvennoinen and Helena Suvinen, Jyväskylä University and M T Hyppa, National Institute of Health and Welfare, Finland

Hierarchy and Tacit Knowledge in the Swedish Armed Forces: an Organisational Approach
Pettersson Ulrica, Lund University, Sweden and James M Nyce, Ball State University, USA


Impact of Investment on Human Capital on the Business Value
García-Zambrano Lidia, Arturo Rodriguez-Castellano and Jose Domingo García-Merino, University of Basque Country, Spain

Knowlegde Cities: A Portuguese Case
Rodrigues Katia and Eduardo Tomé, Universidade Lusiada Famalicão, Portugal

Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) and Personal Employability Management (PEM) – Concepts Based on Competences
Swigon Marzena, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland

Intellectual Capital Management and Food Control
Matos Florinda, Susana Rodrigues, STG - CRSPD - Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Albino Lopes, ISCSP-CAPP-Technical University of Lisbon and Rui Coutinho, ESAS - Polytechnic Institute of Santarém and Nuno Matos, PME Consult, Santarem, Portugal


A summary of issues raised during the conference
Led by
Prize-Giving for Best Poster and best PhD Paper


Close of Conference


POSTERS and Work in Progress

Building an IC Based Model for the Evaluation of the Innovation Capacity of KIBS
Sánchez Paloma and Oihana Basilio, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Evaluating Intellectual Capital Using DEA Envelopment Techniques
Stancu Stelian and Anca Domnica Lupu, Academy of European Studies, Romania

Intellectual Capital in a Seaport Context
Vale José, Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP), João Ribeiro and Manuel Branco, University of Porto, Portugal

The Intellectual Capital of Individuals – Describing and Tracking the Growth of Business and Knowledge Capabilities
Bedford Denise, Kent State University, USA

Diagnostic Analysis of Human Capital in the University - The Premise of Organizational Development
Feraru Andreea and Nicoleta Ciucescu, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania

The Contribution of the Organizational Culture for the Development of Human Capital in Non-profit Systems
Mironescu Roxana, Vasile Alecsandri University of Bacau, Romania

Theoretical and Practical aspects of Implementation of Intellectual Capital Approaches for Sustainable Economic Development
Abdullaeva Nargiza, The University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Campbell Warden, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain

Tools for Knowledge Sharing in Cultures with High Power Distance
Sanchez Bengoa Dolores, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK


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