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Special Issue: New trends in innovation management

Special issue call for papers from Management Decision

Management Decision is inviting contributions by March 31, 2012 for consideration in a special issue on New trends in innovation management.

Guest Editors: Dr. Gary Castrogiovanni, Florida Atlantic University (USA), Dr. Juarez Perfeito, Centro Univeritario Municipal de São José (Brasil) and Helena Knorr, Point Park University (USA)

Theme 

The topic of this special issue is the analysis of innovation management. In recent years, firms have recognized the key role played by innovation in the creation and success of businesses. In constantly changing, uncertain contexts such as those we are currently experiencing, the capacity and necessary attitude for creating new firms is fundamental and the probability of success is largely determined by innovation. Innovative and technological know-how is bought in the form of components or externally as innovation and technologies. For this reason, the internal view of innovation processes should be broadened via the external perspective, which consists of the external acquisition and usage of technologies.
 
Firms have now recognized the key role played by innovation in the creation and success of businesses. In constantly changing, uncertain contexts such as those we are currently experiencing, the capacity and necessary attitude for creating new firms is fundamental and the probability of success is largely determined by management capabilities and the ability to innovate.

Businesses, research institutes, government laboratories and academic institutions are increasing efforts in innovation in order to minimize overheads. In terms of global innovation spending, firms will be seeking to share their innovation burden with others. Firms will also turn to government research organizations and academic organizations in order to access leading edge thinking at a non-commercial level and the trend towards offshore innovation is also likely to continue.

In the future, technology companies should see change on two main levels, both linked to efficiency – there is likely to be an increase in collaboration in innovation. The objective of this Special Issue is to provide theoretical and empirical evidence that predicts new trends for the future of innovation management.

Empirical research that uses multiple methods, conceptual papers that look at different theoretical perspectives and in general any research with multiple levels of analysis are particularly welcome. Although the list is not exhaustive, the authors-topics for contributions within this framework include comment and criticism about:

Recommended topics are as follows:

  • Managing organizational learning, knowledge and innovation change.
  • Innovation strategy, collaboration and competition.
  • New ways of innovation.
  • Government innovation policy and regulation for innovation.
  • New trends in international innovation management.
  • Role of information systems in production systems.
  • Innovation support organizations.
  • Managing virtual teams and environments for innovation.
  • New trends in technology monitoring, audit and evaluation.
  • Cross-cultural management and innovation.
  • Practices for managing knowledge that enable innovation management.

We are also open to interesting and imaginative ideas that do not fit neatly within any of the above topics but that do fit within the spirit and intent of this call for papers.

Submissions

The goal of this special issue is to offer the opportunity for new trends in innovation management. To be considered for publication in this special issue, manuscripts must be received by March 31, 2012. 

Papers submitted will be subject to a minimum double-blind peer review process to ensure that this special issue maintains the excellent reputation and record of Management Decision.  The journal website is located at: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/md.htm. Please read through the author guidelines on this site before submitting your paper. Submissions to Management Decision are made using ScholarOne's Manuscript Central http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/md, full instructions are on the author guidelines site. As a guide, articles should be between 4,000 and 6,000 words in length. A title of not more than twelve words should be provided.

Queries should be submitted directly to the Guest Editors at [email protected]