The 6th Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA) March 2016-GIKA 2015 enjoyed hugely successful participation, receiving submissions by authors from more than 50 countries-

6th GIKA Conference in 2016: GIKA Europe/Atlantic (LAST and FINAL EDITION in VALENCIA, SPAIN), and the Journal of Business Research. TWO SPECIAL ISSUES IN JBR. Guest editors:

  • Domingo Ribeiro Soriano, University of Valencia and
  • Kun-Huang Huarng, Feng Chia University, Taiwan.

The Conference of the Global Innovation and Knowledge Academy (GIKA): "Turning Kurt Lewin on his head: Nothing is so theoretical as a good practice" will be held in Valencia (Spain). JBR will participate in this 6th GIKA Conference. The Conference will take place from March 20th (Sunday) to March 23th (Wednesday), 2016. This will be the Last and Final GIKA Conference, to be held in Valencia-Spain. Other cities and countries may organize and hold future editions of the Conference.

The theme of GIKA 2016 is Turning Kurt Lewin on his head: Nothing is so theoretical as a good practice, hosting special issues on:

1. Turning Kurt Lewin on his head: Nothing is so theoretical as a good practice

2. Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Crisp and Fuzzy Sets, in knowledge and innovation

First edition of GIKA received papers by scholars from 15 countries, the second GIKA Conference boasted papers by researchers from more than 40 countries, third edition of GIKA received papers by scholars from 31 countries. Fourth edition was in Taiwan (Asia) and fifth GIKA Conference received papers by researchers from 50 countries. We are announcing the sixth GIKA Conference. 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 GIKA 2016 we are honored to announce that there are TWO SPECIAL ISSUES of JBR to publish best papers in 2017. In addition to paper presentation sessions, paper symposiums, and plenary speech sessions by top international scholars, the Conference provides new programs, including a pre-conference research methodology workshop (by Professor Arch Woodside), and a meet-the-editor session on how to publish in the Journal of Business Research (JBR) (by the JBR editor, Arch Woodside). Meanwhile, the Conference also welcome teaching case studies and research case studies.

The 2016 GIKA Conference will be held in Valencia, Spain. Valencia is a beautiful city (please visit http://www.turisvalencia.es/en/plan-your-trip-to-valencia/general-info/tourist-info for more details) with many fascinating historical monuments, excellent cuisine and a lively Mediterranean atmosphere. March is the most popular month for residents to spend their Fallas Fiestas.

The Conference welcomes researchers from all over the world. Some top important scholars will be prepared to share their advice for your development at GIKA 2016.

If you are interested in organizing your own paper symposiums please contact directly the co-chairs Kun-Huang Huarng (at khhuarng@mail.fcu.edu.tw) or Domingo Ribeiro (at domingo.ribeiro@uv.es).

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are reviewed through a peer review process. Send one copy in Microsoft Word format by e-mail to Andrea Rey at andrea.rey@uv.es (with Domingo Ribeiro in copy: domingo.ribeiro@uv.es).

Call for papers: Turning Kurt Lewin on his head: Nothing is so theoretical as a good practice

Call for papers: Qualitative Comparative Analysis, Crisp and Fuzzy Sets, in knowledge and innovation