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Special Issue Call for Papers for MRR on Strategic Directions for Innovation Management

Special issue call for papers from Management Research Review


Guest Co-Editors: 
Tanya Sammut-Bonnici, Warwick Business School, UK, [email protected]
Sotirios Paroutis, Warwick Business School, UK, [email protected]

Special Issue Purpose

The aim of this Special Issue is to promote new theoretical and empirical research on the developments within the field and practice of innovation management. A more complex view of the emerging branches of innovation offers new directions for research on strategic management and organizational performance.

Research Themes

This Special Issue seeks to merge traditional and modern perspectives in Innovation Management by exploring the strategic foundations of industry dynamics, technology, leadership, strategy practice, product development, marketing, sustainability, and the multi-disciplinary perspectives of network economics, evolutionary change, and complexity theory.

The journal welcomes contributions across a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: 

• Industry Clusters, Networks and Strategic Innovation
• Organizational and Technological Dimensions of Innovation
• Strategic Leadership and Innovation
• Innovation in Strategy Practice and Strategic Tools
• Innovation Management and New Product Development
• Brand Driven Innovation
• Innovation and Sustainability
• Innovation Diffusion, Critical Mass and Network Externalities
• Multidisciplinary Models of Innovation: from Darwin to Complexity

We invite conceptual or empirical (case study, field study, or survey-based) papers dealing with established and emerging insights on innovation management. Management Research Review, published by Emerald, is a peer reviewed academic journal, which has been in publication for over 34 years. Its emphasis is to publish internationally focused management research studies that have timely results and implications of research, with rapid feedback and turnaround time.


Deadline for Submission of Papers November 30, 2011
Notification of Decision                  February 29, 2012
Final Papers Due                          April 30, 2012
Expected Publication Date             Fall 2012

Guidelines for Authors 

Articles should be about 6,000 words in length. Longer papers will be considered. Further information and guidelines for authors are listed at:
Submissions to be made via the journal website at

Guest Co-Editors Contact Details 

Tanya Sammut-Bonnici, Associate Fellow, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK
e-mail:    [email protected]
Sotirios Paroutis, Associate Professor, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK
email: [email protected]