This Special Issue will focus on one of the richest continents for intellectual capital: Africa.
Africa is the world’s second most populous continent, with more than 1.1 billion inhabitants (2013) and more importantly, with the youngest population among the world’s continents. From an intellectual capital point of view, this presents great challenges, but also a high potential for growth, innovation and entrepreneurship in many areas: valorizing traditional knowledge, developing new brands, innovation in financial instruments and digital, developing sustainable energy applications and water management, innovation in IPRs, developing new approaches to deal with inter-generational issues.
This special issue focuses on four main questions:
– How African countries, communities and firms approach their intellectual capital?
– What innovations, programmes and approaches to leveraging intellectual capital are implemented or should be implemented at national, regional firms and communities’ levels?
– What are the potentials for leveraging intellectual capital in firms, nations and communities?
– What learning processes can be organised between African communities and other communities worldwide for intellectual capital valuation and management?
Schedule and deadlines
Submission Deadline: 1 November 2016
Papers Reviewed: 28 February 2017
Revised papers reviewed and accepted: 1 May 2017
Final versions of accepted papers delivered: 1 June 2017
For additional information, please click here or contact Guest Editor Professor Ahmed Bounfour: