21 March 2007

Call for papers: Innovation and Knowledge Management: Challenges for the Firm

Call for papers: Innovation and Knowledge Management: Challenges for the Firm

A special issue of International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital

The subjects of innovation and learning are receiving increased interest both from the academic community and from companies because of the influence of innovation and learning on the achievement of a sustained competitive advantage for the firm in the knowledge-based economy. Literature on innovation and learning suggest that competitive advantage flow from the creation, ownership, protection and use of certain knowledge-base organisational resources. Superior organisational performance depends on firm’s ability to be good at innovation, learning, protecting, using and amplifying these strategic intangible resources.

That being so, the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has fuelled interest in innovation topics, designating innovation as one of the nine research areas in their initiative agenda.

The aim of this Special Issue is to offer a holistic view of the resources, tools, techniques, strategies and technologies necessary for the effective implementation of innovation and learning in organisations.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Dynamic capabilities and routines
  • Human capital, relational capital, social capital and organisational capital
  • Intangible resources and sustained competitive advantage
  • Innovation and knowledge management
  • Innovation and leadership
  • Organisational learning
  • Product and process innovation
  • Technology and innovation management
Important Dates

1-2 Page Abstract: 30 April 2007
Submission of Manuscripts: 15 October 2007
Notification to Authors: 15 November 2007
Final Versions Due: 10 December 2007

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