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IFKAD 2013

Smart Growth: Organizations, Cities and Communities

Zagreb, Croatia - 12-14 June 2013


In today's business landscape the creation of sustainable value and wealth appears more and more related to the capacity of shaping smart organizations and communities. Increasingly the concept of 'smart growth' is becoming a key issue in the strategic agenda of both business organizations and public authorities. Creating and evolving towards smart, sustainable and inclusive organizations and communities emerge as a key-lever to activate and support development paths in the 21st century. This is the focus of the European Union's Europe 2020 strategy and US Smart Growth America programme.

The aim of the 8th IFKAD was to explore the relevance of the knowledge and intellectual capital management for supporting business organizations as well as regional and urban systems to evolve and become smarter.

The 8th IFKAD 2013 was organized by the Institute of Knowledge Asset Management, University of Basilicata, University of Zagreb and Arts for Business Institute. The event was held on 12-14 June 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia.


Theoretical, empirical and practitioner papers were invited addressing research topics as follows.
Firstly, the IFKAD-2013 encourages especially contributions exploring the key theme of the conference and in particular the following perspectives:

  • Smart growth for 21st century organizations: characteristics and applications
  • Relationships between knowledge assets and smart organizational configurations
  • Knowledge-perspective of smart organizations and communities
  • Knowledge management strategy for smart organizations and communities
  • Knowledge and innovation capacity for smart organizations and communities
  • Knowledge resources for smart R&D
  • Customer-supplier relationships changing for smarter value chains
  • Planning smarter regions and cities
  • Intelligent regions and cities
  • Knowledge value drivers and smart mobility
  • Knowledge value drivers and smart health
  • Human capital and smart education
  • Knowledge and social innovation models for communities development
  • ICT solutions for smart government
  • Linking knowledge assets to smart culture and tourism
  • Knowledge management applications and tools for renewable energy and smart grid
  • Performance measurement of smart organizations and communities
  • Arts-based initiatives for shaping smart organizations and communities

Secondly, the IFKAD-2013, in collaboration with other institutions, encouraged contributions for following special tracks:

  • Knowledge assets, knowledge sharing and intermediate organizations (clusters, industrial associations, etc.) in the creative sectors
  • Entrepreneurial firms and location economies in an international context: An intangibles approach to growth and innovativeness
  • Linking knowledge management and entrepreneurship
  • Prospects for Smart Growth in Developing Countries' Organizations, Cities and Communities
  • Knowledge Networks: management and policy-making
  • Knowledge management research and practices for the development of smart communities
  • Reinventing Management: Smart Organisations through Social Innovation


GORJESTANI, Nicolas - World Bank, USA
MOUSTAGHFIR, Karim - Al Akhawayn University, MAR
SPENDER, JC - ESADE and Lund University, USA

Full progam of IFKAD 2013 (pdf)