July 17, 2019
We have an important announcement concerning our organization´s name. To effectively represent our mission and future, we have changed the word ‘Academy’ at the beginning of the organization’s name.
With immediate effect, we are moving from “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Academy” to “ACIEK”. We believe this move will better represent our strategic activities. The 2020 conference in Madrid will hence be entitled Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge (ACIEK) 2020 conference.
We hope you will join us in celebrating our new identity.
July 1, 2019
José L. Gascó, Full Professor in Management at University of Alicante, has been chosen for second time as Head of the IUIT (Instituto Universitario de Investigaciones Turísticas – University Research Turism Institute) at the same University.
University of Alicante has a strong tradition in Turism research and has been classified in the 39 position in the Shangai Ranking among all the Universities of the world in the area of Hospitality and Tourism Management http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/hospitality-tourism-management.html?fbclid=IwAR1E3u8Fi2cFpgCahjbb0tVWTjy0-0L6-1ZWQFXArWqQa8VJL07S41MeGY8.
In the pictures Professor Gascó with the President of University of Alicante, profesor Manuel Palomar.
January 19, 2019
aciek-Board member Prof. Sascha Kraus awarded as one of the Top 10 German Management
Sascha Kraus, Research Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at ESCE International Business
School Paris, France and Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Academy Board of Governors member, has just been ranked among the top 10
of all 3,000 German Management professors by the prestigious German business magazine
Following a robust methodology, the Wirtschaftswoche assessed the research output of all scholars
operating within the subject area of “Business Administration”, which encompasses a broad scope of
sub-fields, including accounting, marketing, finance, information management, logistics, health
management etc., and their publications in 860 academic journals.
In this “Top Economists Ranking 2019”, Professor Kraus has achieved the excellent position no. 6 in the
categories “Current Research Performance (the five preceding researchers all coming from other
The Academy is proud to have one of the top researchers in his field amongst its Stearing Committee and
in our community, and congratulates Professor Kraus for this tremendous success.
September 25, 2018
We have an important announcement concerning our organization´s name. It is apparent that the conference attracts a large number of Entrepreneurship-themed papers. Furthermore, the conference offers several annual special issues, special sections in regular issues, or accepted papers around the Entrepreneurship theme. Therefore, it is logical that the organization rebrands to reflect Entrepreneurship within its title. Innovation and entrepreneurship are interrelated but distinct business management subject areas. Therefore, to effectively represent our mission and future, we have added the word ‘Entrepreneurship’ to the organization’s name.
Thus, with immediate effect, we are moving from “GIKA” to “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Academy.” We believe this move will better represent our strategic activities. The 2019 conference in Verona will hence be entitled Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Academy 2019 conference.
We hope you will join us in celebrating our new identity.
We are sorry to inform you that Paco Cossio passed away today. PhD. and friend of GIKA Community, he was Legate of GIKA in Seville. He has been on the faculty of the University of Seville, as
Professor of Marketing. Cossio was a productive and researcher, as well as an award-winning teacher. He was also a tremendous citizen not only at the University of Seville, serving as member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Business Research.
GIKA will introduce a new Best Paper Award at GIKA 2019. In addition to the existing awards, the Family Firm Institute will present an award for the Best Family Firm Paper.
For the first time ever, the 2019 GIKA Conference will host a poster session dedicated to working papers with high potential. Poster session participants will have the opportunity to discuss their ideas in detail with the editors of the prestigious journals associated with the Conference. A separate area in the university will be reserved for the poster session, giving researchers a chance to present their posters and illustrate their research methods and preliminary outcomes. These researchers will display their posters on a portable wall and will answer questions from editors and other colleagues to help them develop and shape their ideas into a journal paper.
The 2018 GIKA Conference in Valencia was brought to a close with an awards ceremony, in which the authors of 21 manuscripts received special recognition for their contributions to the research community.
June 26, 2018
The GIKA Committee, led by the President of GIKA, Naveen Donthu, met the presidents of the forthcoming GIKA editions to set the guidelines for future GIKA editions, explain the importance of the organization in disseminating knowledge, and improve the quality of the GIKA Conferences.
GIKA will introduce a new Best Paper Award at GIKA 2018. In addition to the existing awards, Emerald will present an award for the Best Entrepreneurship Paper.
More than 350 submissions have been received for GIKA 2018 in Valencia. These submissions are a testament to GIKA’s international scope, with authors from more than 60 countries submitting papers.
The 2017 GIKA Conference was the first at which Elsevier Spain and Thomson Reuters Spain presented special awards to different outstanding papers.
February 28, 2017
GIKA continues to grow, with more than 600 paper submissions to GIKA 2017 in Lisbon. These submissions are a testament to GIKA’s international scope, with authors from more than 70 countries submitting papers.
For the first time ever at a GIKA Conference, Elsevier and Thomson Reuters will each present an award: The Elsevier Best Paper Award in the Field of Innovation and The Thomson Reuters Best Paper Award in the Field of Knowledge.
After five editions in Valencia (Spain) and one edition in Taiwan, the 2017 edition of the annual GIKA Conference will be held in Portugal for the first time, reflecting the Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy’s increasingly multinational nature. The 2017 GIKA Conference will take place in Lisbon in June next year.
May 20, 2016
Professor Naveen Donthu (Georgia State University), accepts the petition of GIKA Board of Governors to be GIKA Chair.
GIKA 2016 has been a great success, with the rejection rate of initial submissions to the GIKA 2016 Conference surpassing 52%.
The Conference Proceedings have now been published by Springer. You can find information about the proceedings at Springer.com and access the online version at Springer.com
On December 5 and 6, the 4th GIKA Conference took place in Taiwan. The Conference topic was “Innovation and Diffusion of High-Tech Products, Services and Systems.” The Journal of Business Research will publish a Special Issue based in the topic of this Conference. Photos can be viewed at the following link http://www.gika-asia.com/conference-ph.
Today marked the end of the 2014 edition of the GIKA Conference in Valencia. Scholars from all over the world gathered to celebrate this annual event. A special issue of the JBR will be published in 2015 with best papers from this year’s conference. Photos can be viewed by following the links on this website.
The JBR special issue containing best papers from the 2012 GIKA Conference has been published. The digital edition of this journal can be viewed on Science Direct at the following link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01482963/66/10
Participants from 41 different countries met at the Second GIKA Annual Conference. It was held from July 8th to 11th in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Valencia. More than 215 papers were presented at the Conference, marking high growth from the first edition, which boasted 75 papers from 15 different countries.
The first GIKA Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Knowledge Industries was successfully held in Valencia, Spain, July 10th to 12th, 2012.
GIKA is proud to announce the first GIKA Fellow, Professor Arch G. Woodside, Professor of Boston College, USA, and Editor of the Journal of Business Research.
GIKA will promote partnerships with other international networks, conferences, and associations with the purpose of contributing to research or academia by bringing together international scholars.