Call for papers: Managing Information and Knowledge in New Product Development
A special issue of the International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (IJTIP)
Deadline for Submission of of research ideas: 30 January 2007
Deadline for submission of article (first draft): 30 May 2007
Deadline for feedback to authors: 30 August 2007
Deadline for submission of article (second draft): 30 October 2007
Deadline for notification of acceptance (final corrections, if necessary): 30 November 2007
Guest Editors: Dr. Johan Frishammar, Luleå University of Technology and Dr. Anders Richtnér, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
Effective management of information and knowledge can make a huge difference to companies involved with new product development. Such management can improve performance of new products, facilitate the development of product concepts, and increase the success and frequency of cross-functional activities among functions and departments, just to mention a few examples. The concepts of information and knowledge are ambiguous, however, and also difficult to define and measure accurately. Besides, the findings of much of the existing research are scattered and inconclusive as far as policy recommendations goes.
As guest editors, we want to advance the understanding of managing knowledge and information in a new product development context. In terms of scope, we opt for diversity in terms of research approaches, theories and methodology, but with the common aim of helping firms and managers to manage information and/or knowledge better in their NPD efforts. Papers submitted can be either conceptual or empirical, but preferably novel and also a bit provocative!
For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.