The GIKA Annual Conference provides a platform for discussing challenges pertaining to contemporary issues in Innovation and Knowledge. The 6th GIKA Conference will be organized by the University of Valencia, and will be held from March 20th (Sunday) to March 23th (Wednesday), 2016. The Conference will take place in Fundación ADEIT-University of Valencia, Plaza Virgen de la Paz, 3, 46001 Valencia, Spain.

Papers from more than 50 countries were received in the first four editions. Finally, the fifth GIKA Conference, held in July 2015, received submissions from more than 62 countries. Feedback and Q&A sessions, including suggestions from editors of international journals attending the Conference, helped the authors publish their papers Next year's GIKA Conference is planned for March 2016. The submission process is now open, details of which can be found on the submissions page of this website. The Conference will be organized in parallel sessions. Admission to the conference is based on full submitted papers. All scholars wishing to present papers at GIKA 2016 must submit a full paper or an extended abstract by Tuesday, November 10, 2015. All scholars who have submitted only an extended abstract by this date must then submit the full paper by Sunday, January 10, 2016. To see an example click here. You will receive acceptation, or not, to present the paper in the GIKA conference and the possibility to publish it in the JBR and P&M, if you send a good extended abstract or a full paper. Obviously if you can, consider to send the full paper. If you receive acceptation to present the paper, and you have only sent an extended abstract, please remember that you must submit the full paper by Sunday,January 10, 2016.

Each edition of the GIKA Conference offers the chance to publish in the Journal of Business Research and in Journal Psychology & Marketing with a special issue edition containing the best papers from the Conference. In the upcoming edition of GIKA we will be enhacing the scope of the conference publications, with papers being published in two separate special issues in 2017. Calls for papers and more information on these special issues is available on the submissions page of this website.

The JBR (Elsevier) and P&M (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers) are the sponsors journals for the Academy. One of the aims of the Conference is to select high-quality papers to publish in special issues of the JBR and P&M. In addition to paper presentation sessions, paper symposiums, and plenary speech sessions by top international scholars, the Conference provides new programs such as a pre-conference one-day 2-in-1 workshop in theory, data analysis and writing-for-publication (by Professor Arch Woodside), 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 and a meet-the-editor session on how to publish in Journal Psychology & Marketing (P&M) by the executive editor, Professor Rajan Nataraajan. The Conference also welcomes teaching case studies and research case studies. Keynote Plenary Speeches will be presented by Dr. Sascha Kraus, Guest editor of Review of Managerial Science and, Dr. Salvador Roig-Dobón, Editor-in-chief of the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Dr. Marcin W. Staniewski, Editor-in-chief of the Contemporary Economics and the representative of two coming journals: Transformations in Business & Economics and International Review of Economics & Finance.

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.

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