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Publish your research in the Journal of Intellectual Capital on Intellectual Capital, Science Parks and Incubators


Special issue call for papers from Journal of Intellectual Capital

Science parks and incubators

JIC is the international Journal of Intellectual Capital and was ranked as overall the second most highly cited KM journal in a recent KM rankings study

This special JIC 2014 issue is guest edited by Francesco Schiavone, University Parthenope of Naples (Italy) and Marco Romano, University of Catania (Italy) and puts the analytical spotlight on the creation, management, exploitation and measurement of all three types of intellectual capital (IC) as described below within business incubators and science parks . These issues may be treated in relation to the IC of business incubators/science parks or even the Incubatees. This special issue focuses attention on:

  • How do science parks and business incubators create, transfer and improve the Incubatees’ IC
  • How does business incubation affect specifically each dimension of the Incubatees’ IC? What are the most important dimensions of the IC of business incubators for the success of their incubated start-ups?
  • What are the most relevant intangible assets for start-up companies within science parks?

The Special Issue welcomes submissions in the form of conceptual, case-based, or empirical papers offering new insights into the international context of (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • The integration of Business Incubators’ IC and Incubatees’ IC
  • Formal and informal mechanisms of improvement of the intangible assets of Incubatees
  • Creating, managing and exploiting the IC of business incubators and science parks
  • Innovative models of business incubation supporting the IC of Incubatees
  • Technology customer relationships provided by Business Incubators
  • Business incubators’ processes based on the evaluation of the Incubatees’ IC
  • Co-creation and co-development of IC by Incubatees within the same incubator or science park
  • Measuring the impact of incubators and science parks on the single dimensions of Incubatees’ IC
  • Measuring IC of start-ups within Business Incubators.

For all additional information, contact Professor Francesco Schiavone

Schedule and deadlines

Submission deadline: 1 October 2013
Papers reviewed: 31 January 2014
Revised papers reviewed and accepted: 1 May 2014
Final versions of accepted papers delivered: 1 June 2014

Papers should be 4,000 to 7,000 words in length and should not have been published previously in any other journal (print or electronic) format. All submissions should follow the publisher's style and format.

Please send your submission to Professor Francesco Schiavone, quoting this reference number JICCALL4

Guest Editors Biographies

Francesco Schiavone is Assistant Professor in Management at University Parthenope, Naples (Italy). He holds a PhD in Network Economics and Knowledge Management from the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari. Currently, he is also Visiting Professor in Innovation Management at ESG Management School (France). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business and of the Journal of Organizational Change Management. Professor Schiavone research interests are: innovation, entrepreneurship, technological change, social networks, communities of practice, business strategies, crowdfunding.

Marco Romano is Assistant Professor in Management at University of Catania (Italy). He holds a PhD in Business Management from the University of Palermo. He published more than 20 articles on both Italian and International scientific journals. He was visiting lecturer at University of Florida between 1998 and 2010. Since October 2010 he is President of the Science and Technology Park of Sicily (PSTS), Italy. Professor Romano research interests are: strategic management, business models, innovation, science parks, technological transfer.