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 the firm’s ability to be good at innovation, learning, protecting, using and amplifying these strategic intangible resources.
That being so, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has fuelled interest in innovation, designating it 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 organizational capital
- Intangible resources and sustained competitive advantage
- Innovation and knowledge management
- Innovation and leadership
- OrganiSational learning
- Product and process innovation
- Technology and innovation management
Contact with Editors: ASAP
Submission of manuscripts: 15 July 2008
Notification to authors: 30 July 2008
Final versions due: 15 September 2008