IICM2013's Workshops and Special Induction session
1- Workshop Title:Intellectual Capital Management as a Sustainable Competitive Advantage (summary)
Determining, developing and managing sustainable competitive advantages (SCAs), is one of the main approaches in order to competing in your industry. This workshop suggests intellectual capital elements could be an effective SCA, because of their unique/inimitable structure.
This workshop will assist attendees in determining potential SCAs for their own businesses in terms of IC concepts. Attendees are expected to find out at least a sample for each IC concept. Following this exercise, there will be comparison study considering their real competitors in terms of their own IC samples. At the end of the workshop, every attendee would attain “a potential IC elements list” for their own businesses in order to utilize as sustainable competitive advantage in the future.

Erkan Iscimen
UDE Corporate and Personal Development International Limited, Turkey
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Name: Erkan Iscimen
Breif Resume: Erkan İşçimen is the managing director of UDE Global, a management consulting firm headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. The mission of UDE Global is building, developing and sustaining all components of intellectual capital for the stakeholders. Strategy, process, talent and technology are the main areas of expertise.
He has a master degree on operations and marketing management and he continues PhD in Gebze Institute of Technology on operations research.
He teaches strategic management in Okan University and delivers seminars focused on “Experience Economy” for companies, NGOs and universities

2- Workshop Title:Rapid Foresight as Intellectual Capital Acquiring Method (summary)
Rapid Foresight is a prognostic and managerial technology. It allows acquisition of experts and non-experts knowledge and perceptions about possible future and integration of knowledge from different groups inside an organization or between different organisations and institutes. It is a managerial technology because it addresses the management of the future, rather just the “studies of the future”.
Traditional "big" Foresight involves thousands of experts, and its development takes several years. During the workshop the audience will learn Rapid Foresight technology, allowing generation of predictions in a shorter period of time and without big budgets. Foresight effectively helps to identify the main tends, technologies, threats and opportunities for the chosen area of activity and to design a roadmap of collaborative project including critical path development to collectively achieve a desired future.

Ivan Smahin
Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Russia
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Name: Ivan Smahin
Breif Resume: Ivan Smahin holds an MA in Cultural Management from Manchester University, UK, and currently works as the head Liberian Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Russia.

3- Workshop Title:South - South Cooperation in Intellectual Property Rights, Technology Transfer and Innovation (summary)
In the past decades, many so called “Emerging Countries” have successfully used Innovation, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) to develop themselves and provide for the necessary facilities to their population, among others accessible and affordable medicines, improved seeds, and other technological innovations. Those countries, while applying Intellectual Property (IP) international regulations, have taken into account the local needs and realities to draw their own national IP policies and strategies.
While recognizing the importance of North – South Cooperation in the field of Innovation, Technology Transfer and IP, we should see South – South cooperation as another very important stream of international cooperation, as the sharing among Emerging countries and developing countries of common realities and challenges in the field of IP makes South-South cooperation in this area particularly relevant and a fertile ground for sharing experiences.
Those countries have indeed a lot to learn from each other’s experiences, and there is a need for reflexion on such experiences.
This workshop is therefore an opportunity to exchanges on best practices, sharing experiences, but also to identify possible partnerships and concrete projects.

? Contents

• Situation in the members states of the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) • Establishment of Science and Technology Parks, their role in innovation and development, and IPRs aspects
• South – South Cooperation in the implementation of the flexibilities of international IP system when drawing Innovation and IP Policies and Strategies for development
• Formulation and Implementation of IP Strategies and the WIPO Development Agenda: National Experiences
• South – South Technology Transfer
• South – South Cooperation for Development (as a kind of conclusion of the workshop).

Esther S. NGOM
Open African Innovation Research and Training Project, Cameroon
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Name: Esther S. NGOM
Breif Resume: Esther NGOM is an Intellectual Property Consultant in Public and Private Sectors; providing consulting services on Intellectual Property policies and strategies, Intellectual Property and Innovation Management, Technology Transfer and Licensing, Unfair Competition, Intellectual Property Audit and Training

4- Workshop Title:Development of Entrepreneurial Behaviour in SMEs (summary)
Businesses, particularly small and medium enterprises, play a significant part in development of the economy. Most of the developing countries rely on large firms or multinationals for creation of jobs and upliftment of the wealth. However, historical trends have shown that this is not the case. Small businesses create employment opportunities and cheaper products on low overheads; however, these are also threatened by larger enterprises for their survival. Paving way for successful small businesses comes only with development of entrepreneurial behaviour.
This presentation focuses on importance of entrepreneurial behaviour for the growth of small businesses. It is easier to set up a small enterprise but it takes passion, commitment and low degree of uncertainty avoidance –essentially the core elements of entrepreneurial behaviour- to take these businesses to the next level. Small enterprises are at a greater risk due to lack of managerial skills, lack of finances, lack of competitor and market information and lack of corporate outlook. However, if attention is paid to development of entrepreneurial behaviour at large, all these problems can be resolved.
Entrepreneurship is the ability to seek out opportunities and turn them to profitable businesses. In the developing world, not only do the enterprises face internal problems but are also disturbed by political interference, terrorism, lack of infrastructure and technology. And more importantly, the failure of many new enterprises can be attributed to lack of entrepreneurial knowledge. This presentation will not only discuss the factors that play a key role in failure of many new entrepreneurial ventures but will also focus on how these businesses could be saved by applying entrepreneurial knowledge, theory and practice.

Sarfraz Ali Kiyani
FAST National University, Pakistan
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Name: Sarfraz Ali Kiyani
Breif Resume: Mr. Sarfraz Ali Kiyani is an Assistant Professor of Marketing & Entrepreneurship at FAST National University Islamabad, Pakistan. He is also the Founder and C.E.O of “Deventions", an Event Management and Consulting Firm. Sarfraz Ali Kiyani holds a Masters Degree (MBA) in Business Administration from NUST Business School, Pakistan which is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in the country.
Before joining academia, Sarfraz has had over 7 years of experience in the corporate sector. He has worked in Mobilink – An Orascom Telecom Company from Egypt, for three years. Working as a Business Analyst in a Telecom sector was a magnificent experience. He got a number of awards and certificates in developing successful Strategic Plans along with giving effective Presentations to the stakeholders. He has also worked as a consultant in Bridge Factor Pvt. Limited, a Corporate Finance and Business Strategy Firm, for 3 years. He had worked closely with Management on Financial & Strategic Issues with a solid understanding of Business Strategy, Financial Management and Research Report Writing. As a highlight of his experience, he had led his team in reshaping Educational activities of Fauji Foundation School system across the country, making feasibility study for a wind farm to be installed for the first time in Pakistan and analyzing the strategic options for Yamaha Motor Corporation solely entering into the Pakistani Market.
His current research areas are: (i) Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, (ii) Corporate Identity and Brand Management, (iii) Strategic Marketing, (iv) Integrated Marketing Communication and (v) Social Marketing. He is also a very competent soft-skills trainer in the areas of public speaking, leadership & motivation and presentation skills, and has trained many executives in public speaking and presentation skills. He is the member of many local and international marketing associations and professional bodies.

5- Workshop Title:Using Software Agent for Knowledge Acquisition (summary)
Different organizations consider knowledge, also called intellectual capital(IC), to be as important as tangible capital. Knowledge enables organizations to grow and survive and become more competitive. For this reason, many organizations are currently considering innovative techniques and methods to manage and acquire their knowledge systematically. One of the modern techniques in the artificial intelligence is the software agent, in this paper we introduce a methodology to use software agent in the knowledge acquisition from domain experts. The resulted knowledge can be deeded to the shell system to become intelligent advisory system.

Abbas Al-Bakry
University of Babylon, Iraq
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Name: Abbas Al-Bakry
Breif Resume: Prof. Al-Bakry obtained his PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Technology-Baghdad in 1989. He work as a Manager assistant in computer centre department of the mechanical Company-Baghdad from March 1991 to July 1993. In 1993 transfer to the Babylon University at Babylon City and work as a head of the team of computer maintenance, from October 1998 to November 2001 become a head assistant of Computer Science department. In September 2004 chooses as a planning manager of the Babylon University, and from august 2005 to February 2010 become a head of computer science department, and in 2010 till now work as deputy dean of the Information Technology College. Editor in chief topic (Intelligent Computing) in the International Journal of Network Computing and Advanced Information Management. Selected with 22 international scientists over 600 specialists in the IT Scholar's Biography book published in south Korea 2012, Holds the Order of scientific excellence with 35 Iraqi scientist in 2013.

6- Workshop Title:Why Remuneration Forming Problems In Higher Education (summary)
In the formation of the human capital and for better management Intellectual capital, central role has pedagogic and academic labor force, for obtaining and sustain qualification persons in the organization always complicated task for managers, by other hand academic personal have works which is not concentrated with one task. It is connected with student, subject, class and academic achievements. Remuneration system should have motivation and same time snoozing affect for better usage resources in the organizations for achieving shareholders aims: “Increase shareholders value”.

In the work presented new model of the Remuneration system for high educations academic workers. Model based on activity-based costing/management (ABC/M) with global decision-making methodology (GDM). In the work presented the circumstances that led the universities to adopt the model. There is shown in the work practical examples with “what if” analyses, there is also presented SWOT analyses of the Method.

For calculating Remuneration model uses two approaches: Activity based costing/management coefficients and Academic achievement coefficients approach, Based on the University priority analysis money weight of the coefficients can be changed, but coefficient calculation methodology giving possibility fully estimate professors/teachers works and academic achievements. there is created
• 7 cost driver mix in the direction of Activity based costing/management coefficient: Time of pedagogical service, Time of research practices, Number of the research publications, Number of the participation in the conferences, Number of the participation in the projects, Number of the training participation, number of the written books or monographs and
• 3 cost driver mix Academic achievement coefficient approach: Subject base, class based, student number based.

Eka Gegeshidze
The University of Georgia, Georgia
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Name: Eka Gegeshidze
Breif Resume: Prof. Gegeshidzei has specialised in various aspects of the economic and Education reforms of countries in transition, including Economics Development, youth education and participation, Education reform, Joint ventures, financial services, budgetary Methods, taxation, Accounting business restructuring and development of small and medium-sized businesses. His recent experience includes the following activities: Economic Development, Macroeconomic Policy, Public Economics, Economic growth and Globalization, Curricula developments, Economic growth and GDP per Economic Entity in Georgia; GDP and Economic growth, relation of investment projects and Business Cycle; Project implementation; Business evaluation and Planning, programme planning; project management and project evaluation; economic and financial analysis (feasibility studies, business plans); taxation, research of problems of regional development and creation of appropriate programs. Prof. Gegeshidze has excellent communication and language skills. Since 1999 he was actively and permanently involved in Accounting, Economics and Education policy and program making process in Georgia. He has extensive experience working with international donor organizations. Prof. Gegeshidze is Scientific Editor of translated books. Author Economic teaching programs, Books and Teaching methodology manuals.
Prof. Gegeshidze has been working as an executive director for Junior Achievement Georgia, It is one of 121 Member Nation affiliates’ of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world’s oldest and largest non-profit organization devoted to promoting an understanding of the principles and values of entrepreneurship and the free market system by sponsoring programs of economic education that involves the participation of both, educators and business people.

7- Workshop Title:Knowledge Management and Its Organizational Application for Sustainable Development Intervention (summary)
Knowledge management is the fundamental key enabler for any organization, irrespective of profit making or not. However, in a developmental nonprofit organization where there is a need as well as the application of KM has a pivotal role for sustainable development intervention. This is because the developmental and poverty reduction intervention have to build, customize, retain, utilize, transfer and exchange their knowledge to partners and stakeholders.
In these developmental organizations, not only organizations do have distinct features and characteristics, but also there are no universal sustainable development management constructs that are applicable to all organization. Similarly, it is unlikely that a universal KM model can be applied to all sustainable development interventions. Nevertheless, it is possible to view the KM in different sustainable development interventions in terms of the application among the different resources and enablers of the sustainable development management and thus develop a useful generic KM organizational application for a better understanding and application to suite the very demand.
To ensure that the right knowledge is available to the right person at the right time – and also that this person is in the right place. KM should support the core task of every development organization. In addition, its operationalisation should takes place on a segment-, organizational unit-, regional office and job-specific basis.
Through KM policy and strategies sustainable development intervention can insure sustaining knowledge across task and development by identifying and capturing the information that exists across the organization, help staff to find, organize, and share the knowledge they already have. Moreover, increase the exchange of knowledge, collaboration and facilitate knowledge sharing by developing techniques and tools to enable the sharing of knowledge and experience within and outside. Managers must therefore develop, maintain, and renew the knowledge and competence that service employees require to perform the core service and maintain the fundamental promises of the provider’s value proposition.
My presentation will give insight on how KM principles apply in organizational to support sustainable development interventions. Furthermore, how innovative KM used to harness the value of knowledge thereby increase the quality and impacts of the services and organization provide and make an important contribution to sustainable development management.

Dawit Dangew
Addis Ababa University College of Commerce, Ethiopia
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Name: Dawit Dangew
Breif Resume: Dawit Dagnew is currently working as Knowledge Management Office at GIZ ECO. He obtained his first degree in Business Administration and Information Systems from Addis Ababa University College of Commerce. He start his carrier as and ICT expert, he has done intensive work with development organization as well as government partner offices in ICT system design, management and support. While working as an ICT expert Dawit has made several open source customization, system standardization, customizing and managing mantis open source ICT services job tracking system.
After he has successfully completed and certified with Competency based Economies though Formation of Enterprise (CEFE) international training of trainers and provide several trainings including small business management, communication and knowledge management.
Dawit is made several contributions to GIZ Ethiopia and HoAREC newsletters as well as GIZ intranet, energypedia.info online platforms on renewable energy. Create and manage Addis Ababa University College of commerce graduates and Talk Energy Ahead (TEA) facebook page and several social media works to enable and promoting online and face-to-face information exchange platforms and actively working in the energy sector and knowledge management for development through GIZ and KM for development Addis Ababa group. He is currently working on disseminating key knowledge products, knowledge management assessment and intuitive best practice, implements an information management system and monitoring database and start newsletter publication for GIZ ECO. He is a principal player of Talk Energy Ahead platform in Ethiopia. He is currently perusing a post graduate study in Marketing Management spanning with both research and development practices.

8- Workshop Title:Writing and Publishing Scholarly Intellectual Capital Management Articles in Eminent Journals (summary)
This workshop could be conducted as a pre-conference workshop or as part of the Conference sessions. It would benefit Post Graduate students and new or novice researchers. It would also serve as a refresher course to experienced researchers.

For Whom
The workshop is generally for the 5th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Management participants that are interested in and committed to writing and publishing scholarly articles in eminent journals on intellectual capital management and other social and management science subjects. It would motivate emerging scholars to appreciate the challenges of making contribution to knowledge for career development.

The workshop is expected to be very interactive and participatory.

Issues to be addressed by the workshop are:
1. Why publishing in Journals
2. Types of Papers in Social and Management Science disciplines
3. Where to start from
4. Contents (outline) of a good article
5. Main sections of the article
6. The ethics of publishing
7. General Guidelines
8. Some Don'ts in publishing
9. Need for Mentoring

Two key issues are to be emphasized by the workshop:
1. The need for senior colleagues to encourage junior colleagues and students to penetrate eminent journals (journals that are indexed and abstracted in established citation databases) by carrying them along, as co-authors to publish in those journals.
2. The need for the concept of MENTORING to be emphasized so that the mentor/mentee relationship is understood as a necessary measure for effective guidance, training, and direction of the mentees to the right path on their academic career development.

Kabiru Isa Dandago
Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
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Name: Kabiru Isa Dandago
Breif Resume: Kabiru Isa Dandago holds B. Sc, M. Sc (Accounting), MBA, PhD (Economics) degrees. A Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Practitioner and Management Consultant, he is currently a Visiting Professor of Accounting at the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He served as the Chair, Bayero University Consultancy Services Unit (July 2008 to July 2012); as the Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences (June 2004-June 2008) and as the Head, Department of Accounting of the same University (April 2002- April 2006). Professor Dandago has authored, co-authored or edited 24 books in Accounting, Taxation, Auditing and General Management. He has published immensely in many international and national referred journals and books of readings. He has attended over 50 conferences, nationally and internationally, including the 17th World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) held in Istanbul, Turkey in November 2006, the CODESRIA Conference of Deans of Faculties of Social Sciences and Humanities held in Dakar, Senegal in November 2007, the 12th World Congress of Accounting Historians (WCAH) held in Istanbul, Turkey in July 2008, the 1st International Conference on Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Development held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January, 2009, the 7th NTU International Conference on Economics, Finance and Accounting, held in Taipei, Taiwan in May, 2009, the 1st International Conference on Islamic Finance held in Labuan, Malaysia in March, 2010, the 18th World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November, 2010, the 1st International Conference on Islamic Trade and Economic Integration held in Tehran, Iran in December, 2010, the 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Islamic Financial Sector Development: Enhancing Islamic Financial Services for Microenterprises, held in Khartoum, Sudan, October 09- 12, 2011, the Checkmate 2013 4th Annual International Conference with the theme: “Demystifying Strategic Finance in Volatile Times”, held on 15-16 February, 2013 at, Pune, India, the 5th International Conference on Financial Criminology held at Shah Alam, Malaysia, 28-30 May, 2013, and the 3rd International Conference on Lica Pacioli in Accounting History held on 19-22 June, 2013 at Instanbul, Turkey.

9- Workshop Title:Special Induction Session : Introduction to Am AgriCon: a quality management, R&D, and consultancy services provider company from Pakistan (summary)
AM AgriCon (SMC-PVT) limited is a consultancy company formally registered with Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) through CUI No. 0084165 and is aimed at providing consultancy services to Small and resource poor farmers, Students, Scientists, Agri- entrepreneur, Agribusiness companies, Government and private research organizations, Universities, Agri-Institutions and others. The experts are available in quality management, specifically to provide help in preparation of documents required for ISO certification, agriculture, horticulture, soil science, soil microbiology and biochemistry, marketing, and biotechnology to provide solutions to the problems faced by the agriculture community. Our experts excels at monitoring and evaluation, third party evaluation, impact assessment, policy drafting, policy review, policy formulations, feasibility studies and risk assessment
We specifically inclined to help students in planning and conduction of experiments, collection of data, and analysis of data, literature review, thesis writing, project writing, paper writing and review of these three entities. We would be happy to provide consultancy to the women agri-scientists to set up agri-entrepreneur. The particular “Forms” are available at company’s website (www.amagricon.com) at “Downloads”. You are free to contact us as when the need may arise and we will provide all and best of our services to help you any time anywhere in all your ongoing and future endeviours

Shafqat Farooq
AM AgriCon (SMC-Private )Limited, Pakistan
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Name: Shafqat Farooq
Breif Resume: Prof. Shafqat Farooq, Ex-Deputy Chief Scientist and Director (Academic Planning), PIEAS, is currently working as CEO of AM AgriCon (SMC-Private) Limited. Previously, she has worked for over four years on “Monitoring and Evaluation” and other policy assignments in PAEC Head Office in Islamabad. She graduated from the famous “Government College, Lahore (now University) and Ph. D in Botany from University of the Punjab with specialization in Agriculture Biotechnology. She is the recipient of most prestigious President Award for Pride of Performance (PoP) in 2008, and Award for Excellence in research to increase agricultural productivity in Pakistan, awarded by US National Academy of Sciences and Pakistan Agriculture Research Council in 1994. She has to her credit 13 years of post-graduate research experience in the field of Agriculture Biotechnology, 20 years of post-doctoral research experience in the field of Marker Assisted improvement of rice, wheat and cotton using mutation breeding and wide hybridization which also included 24 years experience as leader of the largest scientific research group at NIAB comprising professional scientists, 10 years as Visiting Professor at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, 4 years as Director (Technical) at PAEC Head Quarter and 3 years as member Senate & Syndicate, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. She has 114 publications and the only women scientist in the Entire OIC with >40 publications (in international journals with impact factor) in the field of agriculture/biotechnology. She is a resource person of OIC international training courses on “Science and Technology Policy, Intellectual Property Rights and its Trade Related Aspects (The TRIPs). She has delivered specialized lectures as invited speakers in most prestigious National and international Universities in China, Germany, UAE and USA. She has represented Pakistan at Austria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, and U.S.A.

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