The GIKA Annual Conference provides a platform for discussing challenges pertaining to contemporary issues in Innovation and Knowledge. The 3rd GIKA Annual Conference will be organized by the University of Valencia and the Catholic University of Valencia, and will be held from July 7th (Monday) to July 9th (Wednesday), 2014. The conference will take place in the Faculty of Economics (University of Valencia) Av. dels Tarongers s/n 46022 Valencia, Spain.

The first edition of GIKA received 75 papers by scholars from 15 countries. The second GIKA Conference, in July 2013, boasted more than 210 papers by researchers from more than 40 countries. Feedback and Q&A sessions, including suggestions from editors of international journals attending the Conference, helped the authors publish their papers. Each edition of the GIKA Conference offers the chance to publish in the JBR with a special issue edition containing the best papers from the Conference. In the next edition of GIKA we will be following a similar process, with papers being published in 2015. The Conference will be organized in parallel sessions (for non-native English speakers, papers in one of these sessions may be presented in Spanish, with slides in English). Admission to the conference is based on full submitted papers. The deadline for full papers is February 15th, 2014.

The Journal of Business Research (Elsevier) is the sponsor journal for the Academy. One of the aims of the Conference is to select high-quality papers to publish in a special issue of the JBR. In addition to paper presentation sessions, paper symposiums, and plenary speech sessions by top international scholars, the Conference provides new programs such as pre-conference One-day 2-in-1 workshop in theory, data analysis, and writing-for-publication (by Professor Arch Woodside), a keynote speech (by Gerd Gigerenzer; Dr. Gigerenzer has 30,000+ citations and an h-index of 74), and a meet-the-editor session on how to publish in the Journal of Business Research (JBR) by the journal’s editor, Professor Arch Woodside . Meanwhile, the Conference also welcome teaching case studies and research case studies. (For more information about these activities, please, click the colored words)

Special session 'Meet the editor'
In addition to the paper presentation tracks, GIKA is proud to announce a ‘meet the editor’ session. The editor-in-chief of the JBR, Professor Arch G. Woodside will host a face-to-face session with the participants of the Conference. In this session, Arch will explain JBR’s mission, editorial process, recent submission trends, and other topics of interest for scholars looking to publish their work in the journal. The aim of the session is to help prospective authors understand what it takes to be published in JBR, and why papers get rejected. Participants will have an opportunity to speak and pose questions to Arch.

The Conference welcomes researchers from all over the world. To provide an idea of some of the scholars who have participated in the GIKA Conferences, the following list contains some examples of eminent GIKA attendees: Levent Altinay, Hooshang Beheshti, Alain Fayolle, Joao Ferreira, Miguel-Angel Galindo-Martín, Fredrik Hacklin, K.R. Harrigan, Kun-Huang Huarng, Kevin Ibeh, Sascha Kraus, Antonio Leal Millán, Soumaya Ben Letaifa, Juan Llopis, Morgan Miles, Francisco Xavier Molina-Morales, Florian Noseleit, Daniel Palacios, Paull Weber, Dianne Welsh, Anthony Wensley and Colin Williams, among others. Some of these and other scholars will be prepared to share their advice for your development at GIKA 2014.

We cordially invite scholars from all over the world to participate in this fantastic event.