The GIKA Annual Conference provides a platform for discussing challenges pertaining to contemporary issues in Innovation and Knowledge. The 3rd GIKA Annual Conference will be organized by the Universitat de València (UV) and the Catholic University of Valencia, and will be held July 7 – 10, 2014. The conference will take place in the Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain.
The first edition of GIKA received 75 papers by scholars from 15 countries. The second GIKA Conference, in July 2013, boasted more than 210 papers by researchers from more than 40 countries. Feedback and Q&A sessions, including suggestions from editors of international journals attending the conference, helped the authors publish their papers. Each edition of the GIKA Conference offers the chance to publish in the JBR with a special issue edition containing the best papers from the conference. In the next edition of GIKA we will be following a similar process, with papers being published in 2015. The conference will be organized in parallel sessions (for non-native English speakers, papers in one of these sessions may be presented in Spanish, with slides in English). Admission to the conference is based on full submitted papers.
Journal of Business Research
The Journal of Business Research (Elsevier) is the sponsor journal for the Academy. One of the aims of the conference is to select high-quality papers to publish in a special issue of the JBR. In addition to paper presentation sessions, paper symposiums, and plenary speech sessions by top international scholars, the conference provides new programs such as a pre-conference research methodology workshop (by Professor Arch Woodside), a keynote speech, and a meet-the-editor session on how to publish in the Journal of Business Research (JBR) by the journal’s editor, Professor Arch Woodside . Meanwhile, the conference also welcome teaching case studies and research case studies.
‘Spirit of Strategy (SOS): the New SOS for Competitive Business. Blending contextual information and cognitive knowledge for making GIKA-level contributions in improving decisions, tasks, performances and outcome evaluations’.
- Domingo Ribeiro Soriano, University of Valencia and
- Kun-Huang Huarng, Feng Chia University, Taiwan.
The special issue editors are open to imaginative and interesting ideas that fit within the topic of the Conference and the topics covered by the Journal of Business Research. We are also inviting for teaching case studies and research case studies on information acquisition and transformation into knowledge for management decision-making.
Pre-Conference Research Methodology Workshop
The one-day workshop covers nuances on how-to-solve the paradox of doing case study research that achieves both accuracy and generalizations beyond the sample of cases in a study; the workshop also covers the nuances in submission, revising, and publishing processes for gaining acceptances in SSCI journals. A big day of learning what to do and how to do research-and how to get your article accepted in SSCI journals!
Special session ‘Meet the editor’
In addition to the paper presentation tracks, GIKA is proud to announce a ‘meet the editor’ session. The editor-in-chief of the JBR, Professor Arch G. Woodside will host a face-to-face session with the participants of the conference. In this session, Arch will explain JBR’s mission, editorial process, recent submission trends, and other topics of interest for scholars looking to publish their work in the journal. The aim of the session is to help prospective authors understand what it takes to be published in JBR, and why papers get rejected. Participants will have an opportunity to speak and pose questions to Arch.
The conference welcomes researchers from all over the world. To provide an idea of some of the scholars who have participated in the GIKA Conferences, the following list contains some examples of eminent GIKA attendees:
- Levent Altinay
- Hooshang Beheshti
- Alain Fayolle
- Joao Ferreira
- Miguel-Angel Galindo-Martín
- Fredrik Hacklin
- K.R. Harrigan
- Kun-Huang Huarng
- Kevin Ibeh
- Sascha Kraus
- Antonio Leal Millán
- Soumaya Ben Letaifa
- Juan Llopis
- Morgan Miles
- Francisco Xavier Molina-Morales
- Florian Noseleit
- Daniel Palacios
- Paul Weber
- Dianne Welsh
- Anthony Wensley
- Colin Williams
All submissions will be reviewed by program committee and selected reviewers. They will take the final decision regarding the accepted papers to be published in the proceedings. The best papers presented at the conference, will be then recommended to be published in the Special Issue of Journal of Business Research (Elsevier). However, all presented papers have the chance to be published in other prestigious journals that participate in the conference.
Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference and be accompanied by paid registration.
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