The 14th EIASM Interdisciplinary Conference on Intangibles and Intellectual Capital, Value Creation, Integrated Reporting and Governance was held at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany, from September 20-21, 2018.
Under the auspices of EIASM, the organizers Stefano Zambon (University of Ferrara), Robert Obermaier (University of Passau) and Manfred Schwaiger (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) could welcome around 100 Participants from 22 countries across 4 continents, including guests from Australia, Japan, Russia, Canada and the US, as well as attendees from more than a dozen EU countries.
Keynote speakers were Jan Mouritsen from Copenhagen Business School with the contribution "Performance and Performativity in Intellectual Capital" and Baruch Lev from the Stern School of Business at New York University with "The Consequences of Intangibles". A total of 60 presentations and a panel discussion on the future prospects of reporting for non-profit institutions and the public sector were held. In addition, the topics "Intangibles in Public Sector", "Integrated Reporting", "Management Control of Non-Financials", "Brand Valuation and Reputation" and "Digital Business Transformation, IT-Investments, and Intangibles" were discussed. In the latter topic area, the academic staff of the chair of Prof. Obermaier, Philipp Mosch and Stefan Schweikl presented their contributions "Do Digital Innovations Create Value? - An Empirical Study of German and US Firms" and "IT-Related Intangible Assets: The Intangible Role of Complementary Investments to IT", which aroused great interest among the audience and received valuable criticism.
In the opinion of all participants, the conference was a great success. The 15th EIASM Conference is already being planned and will take place from 26-27 September 2019 in Coimbra, Portugal.