Arcada University of Applied Sciences is privileged to host the 4th European Conference on Intellectual Capital in the capital of Finland, Helsinki. The goals of ECIC 2012 are to provide a platform for presenting different academic and professional approaches (i.e. conceptual, empirical, managerial, multidisciplinary and case studies etc.) and discussions on recent developments and the outlook for the future in the field of intellectual capital management and its related fields, in Europe and around the world. Further, to provide an opportunity for scholars, practitioners and doctoral students to have their contributions to theory and practice reviewed, encouraged and commented on within a supportive academic and professional community of colleagues from diverse disciplinary and international backgrounds.