Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: connecting the knowledge dots Special Track

10th International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics
IFKAD 2015
Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
connecting the knowledge dots
Bari, Italy | 10-12 June 2015
Special Track
Managing Knowledge for Innovation: the role of
Culture and Cultural Diversities
Angelo Bonfanti | University of Verona, Italy
Rossella Canestrino | Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
Pierpaolo Magliocca | University of Foggia, Italy
Lorenzo Neri | University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Antonella Russo | Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
The track calls for original, inspiring and research-grounded papers about the
linkage between Culture and Cultural Diversity and Knowledge Management.
Starting from the assumption that firms' innovativeness depends more and more
on their capacities to create, acquire, manage, transfer, and store knowledge,
the proposed track aims at collecting both theoretical and empirical
contributions that evaluate the way values and beliefs may improve or limit
firms' Knowledge Management, and innovation, at least. Examining the linkage
between culture and innovation is not new at all. A growing body cross-national
literature, however, examine how radical innovation varies in firms across the
nations (Furman, Porter, and Stern, 2002) mainly focusing on technological
innovation, on products and process. Very little is already known about the
inner linkage between culture and knowledge that lies upon innovations.
Similarly, relatively few investigations address to non-technological innovations,
showing how culture and cultural diversity connect to the creation, adoption or
diffusion of new and valuable Knowledge within a given organization.
According to the above considerations, Multidisciplinary approaches and
interdisciplinary contributions will be welcomed and encouraged, in order to
give up at a cross-fertilization and to a deep understanding of the complex, and
often misunderstood firm's dynamics. Both theoretical and empirical
investigations integrating Culture and Cultural Diversity and Knowledge
Management will be evaluated.
Culture, Cultural Diversity, Knowledge Management, Innovation, Financial
Accounting Innovation, Management accounting Innovation
Researchers wishing to contribute are invited to submit an extended abstract
(in Word format) of 1000-1500 words by January 25, 2015. The abstract should
address theoretical background, research objective, methodology, and results
in terms of expected contribution to Knowledge Management theory and
practice. Authors are encouraged to follow the guidelines for both extended
abstracts as well as full papers that will be made available on IFKAD site.
25 January 2015 - Abstracts Submission Deadline
28 February 2015 - Acceptance notification to authors
25 March 2015 - Early-Bird registration deadline
20 April 2015 - Full paper submission deadline
20 May 2015 - Registration deadline
10-12 June 2015 - Conference sessions
Canestrino R, Magliocca P. (2010), Managing Expatriation, Repatriation and Organizational
Learning in MNCs: an Integrative Framework, Review of International Comparative
Management, vol. 11 issue 2
Canestrino R., Magliocca P., Nocilla G. (2012), Cross-Border Knowledge Transfer in MNCs:
the role of International Executives in Managing Cultural Diversities, in “Political
change, cultural dynamics and competitiveness of firms", IACCM 2012, Conference
Cohen W.M., Levinthal D.A. (1989),Innovation and Learning: The faces of R&D, The
Economic Journal, 59, pp. 569-596.
Cohen W.M., Levinthal D.A. (1990), Absorptive capacity: A new Perspective on learning
and Innovation, Administrative Science Quarterly, 35 /1), pp. 128-152.
De Long D.W., Fahey L. (2000), Diagnosing of cultural barriers to knowledge management,
Academy of Management Executive, v 14, n4, p. 113-127.
Furman, J.L., Porter M.E; Stern S.; (2002), he determinants of National Innovative
Capacity” Research Policy, 31 (6), pp. 899-933.
Grant R.M. (1991), L’analisi strategica per le decisioni aziendali. Il Mulino.
Gudykunst, W. B. & Nishida T. (2001), Anxiety, Uncertainty and Perceived effectiveness
of communication across relationships and cultures, International Journal of Cultural
Relations, 25 (1), pp.55-71
Gudykunst, W. B. (1988). Culture and the development of interpersonal relationships. In
J. Anderson (Ed.), Communication yearbook, vol. 12, pp. 315– 354
Gudykunst, W. B. (1995). Anxiety/uncertainty management (AUM) theory: Current status.
In Wiseman R.L. (Ed.), Intercultural communication theory (pp. 8-58). Thousand
Oaks, CA: Sage.
Gupta, A. and Govindarajan, V. (2000), Knowledge flows within MNCs, Strategic
Management Journal 21: 473–496.
Hofstede G. (1980), Culture’s consequences: International differences in work – related
values. Sage Publication, Los Angeles.
House R. et al. (2004.), Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62
Societies, Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA
Kogut, B. and Zander, U., (1993), Knowledge of the firm, combinative capability, and the
replication of technology, Organization Science, 3, pp. 383-397.
Lucas L.M. (2006), The role of culture on knowledge transfer: the case of multinational
corporation, The Learning Organization, vol.13, n.3, pp. 257-275
Markus, H.R., & Kitayama, S. (1991). Culture and the self: implications for cognition,
emotion and motivation. Psychological Review, 98, 224-253.
Nadler, D. A. (1989) ‘The Effective Management Of Organisational Change’. pp 358-369 in
J W Lorsch (ed) Handbook of Organisational Behaviour Prentice Hall.
Oden H.W. (1997), Managinig Corporate Culture, Innovation and Intrapreneurship,
Quorum Books.
Probst, G. and Raub, S., 1998. Wissen managen: Wie Unternehmen ihre wertvollste
Ressource optimal nutzen, 2nd edn. Wiesbaden
Schneider, S.C. & Basoux, J.L. (1997). Managing Across Cultures, Paris, Prentice Hall.
Steensma H., et al. (2000), Attitudes toward cooperative strategies: a cross-cultural
analysis of entrepreneurs, Journal of International Business Studies, 31 (4), 591–609
Van den Bosch F.A.J., Volberda H.W., de Boer M. (1999), ‚Co-Evolution of Firm Absorptive
Capacity and knowledge Environment: Organization Forms and Combinative
Capabilities’, Organization Science, 10 (5).
Van Everdingen Y.M. e Waarts E. (2003), The Effect of National Culture on the Adoption
of Innovations, Marketing Letters, Vol. 14, N. 3, pp. 217-232.
Wang, Y. and Blomström, M., (1992), Foreign investment and technology transfer: A
simple model, European Economic Review, Vol. 36, pp. 137–155
For further information
For further information about this special track, please contact:
Rosella Canestrino [email protected]