American Journal of Applied Sciences


This Special Issue on "The dynamics of Intellectual Capital and the linkage to value creation" aims to investigate how the Intellectual Capital management and reporting practices, both in the private and in the public sector, affect the value creation, focusing on conceptual models as well as on empirics of practice (surveys, cases, and experiences). Covered topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Investigation of IC at the level of ecosystem, communities and countries, as one of the last addressed fields for future research on IC;
  2. IC and innovation, in relation to the opposing perspectives of knowledge hiding and knowledge sharing, and of closed vs. open innovation;
  3. Theoretical, managerial and political implications of intangibles measurement and reporting in organizations, and in particular for the concept of value, with reference to private and public sector;
  4. IC and Corporate Social Responsibility;
  5. The role of human and social capital in the process of disseminating innovations of farms in rural areas.

Guest Editor

Maurizio Lanfranchi Professor, Department of Economics
University of Messina, Italy

Scientific Committee

Tindara Abbate Associate Professor in Management
University of Messina, Italy
Gustavo Barresi Professor in Business Administration
University of Messina, Italy
Barbara Czerniachowicz Professor, Faculty of Economics and Management
University of Szczecin, Poland
Kinga Bauer Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting
Cracow University of Economics, Poland
Vihra Dimitrova Professor
University of Agribusiness and Rural Development, Bulgaria
Carlo Giannetto Assistant Professor of Agribusiness Management, Department of Economics
University of Messina, Italy
Armando Papa Lecturer, Department of Culture, Politics and Society
Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Fulvio Rizzo Research Fellow, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Veronica Scuotto Lecturer in Enterprise and Innovation
University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom

Literature Review

The Role of Gesture in the Second Language Learning and Teaching

Pages : 1070-1074

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1070.1074

Published On : January 4, 2018

Research Article

Processing Large Volume of Biometric Data in the Hadoop Single Cluster Node Environment

Pages : 1075-1080

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1075.1080

Published On : October 27, 2017

A Front-End User Interface Layer Framework for Reactive Web Applications

Pages : 1081-1092

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1081.1092

Published On : December 17, 2017

Introduction to Fundamental Concepts of Spectroscopy Using the Lhires III Spectrograph

Pages : 1093-1102

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1093.1102

Published On : December 22, 2017

Recycle of Plastic Bag Wastes with Organic Wastes to Energy for RDF Productions

Pages : 1103-1110

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1103.1110

Published On : December 30, 2017

The Path from Values to Value: A Case Study Within the Public Sector

Pages : 1111-1122

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1111.1122

Published On : January 2, 2018

Enzymatic Kinetics of Fatty Acids Methyl Ester from Kapok Seed Oil (Ceiba Petandra) Using Lipozyme TL IM

Pages : 1146-1151

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1146.1151

Published On : January 2, 2018

Review Article

Cooperation in Rural Areas as a Local System Development Opportunity

Pages : 1178-1185

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1178.1185

Published On : January 3, 2018

A Survey of Graph Based Complex Brain Network Analysis Using Functional and Diffusional MRI

Pages : 1186-1208

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2017.1186.1208

Published On : January 8, 2018