Technology-based innovation within an established organization or as the foundation for a new business startup affects individuals, enterprises, governments and society in unusual and complex ways over time. In this department, we deemed important to build a deeper understanding of the management of innovation in existing organizations of all sizes, as well as of entrepreneurship as it pertains to venturing in the technology sector. Developing a deeper understanding of these phenomena is expected to involve crucial factors and decision-making at the corporate, regional, national and global levels.
We thus seek scholarly manuscripts that are not only concerned with technological innovation at the business and industrial levels, but also those that consider multiple organizations, regions and countries. We seek new developments not only in methodology and practice, but all must offer new contribution to theory. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that are concerned with broad issues and thus have the potential to be most impactful. Manuscripts that report on studies that have a strong theoretical base and modeling characteristics followed by actual decision-making and analysis are strongly encouraged. All manuscripts should address technology-based innovation issues that have engineering management implications for established organization, newly founded enterprises, or governments. We shall not accept manuscripts that focus on a narrow, ungeneralizable context without any links to a broader idea or a theoretical contribution.
As examples of this department’s interests, manuscripts are solicited on (but not limited to) any of the following topics:
- Management of Innovation
- Management of New Technologies
- Business Startups in the Technology Sector
- Intrapreneurship/Corporate Entrepreneurship in the Technology Sector
- Technology as Competitive Factors
- Technology Transfer/Commercialization
- Technology Diffusion
- University/Industry/Government Partnerships
- Technology Alliances
- Formation and Growth of Technology-based Startups
- Technological Incubators and Innovation Centers
- Multicorporate Technology Centers and Consortia