Valuing Intangibles: From Numbers to Narratives (Tuesday 26th August)

22 August, 2008

Sorry for the late notice everyone, but here are the details of this month’s KM forum meeting. Please note the new venue below.


The theme of John’s presentation will be on the value of intangibles in organisations. Most of the value created by organisations in today’s knowledge economy is derived from intangibles that do not appear on the balance sheet. The presentation will focus on how intangible are created to value creation in organisation and discuss the response of management and academia to this phenomenon. From here he presents how intangibles are portrayed in organisations through both numbers an and how narratives can be used to better communicate value and value creation.


Dr John Dumay is mainly an independent business consultant and has extensive business, consulting and academic experience. John has experience in the development, installation and operation of accounting systems for small to medium sized enterprises. He has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, a MA in Business Research Methods from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management a PhD (Economics) based on the topic of Intellectual Capital from the University of Sydney.  John’s consulting work in the field of Intellectual Capital has involved large national and international government and publicly listed organisations and is on the cutting edge of management practice. John’s academic pursuits have lead to the publication of articles in several international peer reviewed academic journals. His article, with John Tull, entitled “Intellectual capital disclosure and price sensitive Australian stock exchange announcements” was the recipient of a “Highly Commended Paper” award in the 2007 Journal of Intellectual Capital Awards for Excellence.


Darling Park
201 Sussex Street

Enter from Druitt Street, go up the escalators and up the hall. Continue through the foyer until you see the PwC security desk through the doors on your left hand side. Please note: You will need to get a security pass from the security desk in the PwC Foyer, then proceed to main reception on Level 10 and tell reception you are here for the NSW KM forum.

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm, Tuesday 26th August, 2008.

HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation.

WHAT NEXT? If you plan to attend please RSVP by e-mail to: rsvp<at> (hint: replace the <at> with a normal @ to complete the email address and please include the date and/or title of the event in the subject line).


One Response to “Valuing Intangibles: From Numbers to Narratives (Tuesday 26th August)”

  1. jamesdellow Says:

    We received the following feedback on John’s presentation:
    “It was certainly a worthwhile topic last night so thanks to all who organised the speaker.”

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