4 December 2008

Call for papers: Innovation Management and Competence Leverage

Call for papers: Innovation Management and Competence Leverage

A special issue of International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital

For a long time, technology innovation, rather than other elements of innovation, has been seen as the primary force of economic development and competence leverage for enterprises. The suggestion that the knowledge-based economy, its wide distribution and fast growth will have much influence on business innovation model has not been seriously studied until the beginning of this century. Furthermore, with the rapid development of IT technology, huge changes in market demand and customisation, which call for corresponding innovation in business models, will emerge.

Drawing on the further development of innovation democratisation, total innovation and open innovation, this special issue will explore the implications of innovation management and competence leverage research. It aims to deliver a reference edition for all those interested in innovation management and competence leverage and we invite contributions from academics, practitioners and researchers.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Total innovation management and competence
  • Open innovation and networking
  • Indigenous innovation capability
  • Building innovative countries/firms
  • Managing innovation and competence in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Core technology and competence
  • Entrepreneurship, competence, and innovation
  • Innovation learning and dynamic capability
  • Strategic path for competence leverage
  • Innovation networking and capacity building
  • Learning mechanisms in firm innovation process
Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 15 March, 2009

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