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:
- Agile and Lean Development of Technology
- Business Startups in the Technology Sector
- Data-driven Entrepreneurship
- Digital Technology Product Management
- Formation and Growth of Technology-based Startups
- Intrapreneurship/Corporate Entrepreneurship in the Technology Sector
- IP, Standards and Standardization
- Management of Innovation
- Management of New Technologies
- Multicorporate Technology Centers and Consortia
- Technology Platforms
- Resource, Routines, Reputation and Regulation Constrains
- Strategic intellectual property management and licensing
- Technological Incubators and Innovation Centers
- Technology Alliances
- Technology as Competitive Factors
- Technology Diffusion
- Technology Development in emerging and global markets
- Technology Readiness and Risk Management
- Technology Transfer/Commercialization
- University/Industry/Government Partnerships
Advances in information technologies (including computing, communications, media, and Internet technologies) have significantly transformed the way we live, work, and play. In such a digital world, teams have to leverage on information technologies in novel ways to improve their performance. For example, global virtual teams have to employ information technologies to coordinate themselves and work in ways not possible before. Organizations have to leverage on information technologies in novel ways to attain and sustain competitive advantage. For example, information technologies can make possible new business strategies and new work arrangements as well as facilitate effective sharing of knowledge resources. Also, information technologies can give rise to service systems that effectively link organizations with their suppliers, customers, and business partners. Communities have to leverage on information technologies in novel ways to organize themselves. For example, virtual communities and social networks that offer utilitarian or hedonic value to their members have proliferated at a rate not seen before. Nations have to leverage on information technologies in novel ways to engage their citizens. For example, government services are being provided and citizen opinions are being sought in increasingly innovative ways. The effects arising from these and other advances in information technologies are of interest to readers of this journal.
These far reaching effects clearly suggest that information technologies are strategic to teams, organizations, communities, and nations. Effective development, deployment, and management of information technologies make all the difference and are keys to success. In developing information technologies, there have been an increasing number of alternative paradigms and sourcing choices. In deploying information technologies, there have been greater work implications and assimilation challenges. In managing information technologies, there have been growth in scope of investment decisions and scale of project complexity. Knowledge about these and other new options for effective development, deployment, or management of information technologies is of interest to readers of this journal.
Theory driven research that serves to advance our knowledge on any of these topics are welcome. Data-driven research that leverages on big datasets and advanced analytics to generate insights into any of the above topics are also welcome.
Digital Technologies and Analytics
Digitization and analytics are transforming industries and value chains in very fundamental ways. While the Internet and mobile technologies transformed commerce and business practices in many industries, this transformation is accelerating in profound ways with the advent of Internet of Things (IoT), sentient technologies and, the use of algorithms and data analytics. Information and intelligence are now core components of products and processes, creating opportunities for rethinking the nature of engagement with customers, business partners and the structures of value networks. Industries are being radically transformed through new products, services and business models that exploit the emerging information and communication technologies, the digital infrastructures, and the digital enablement of physical goods and facilities.
This department focuses on research that aims to understand economic, technological, organizational, managerial and social aspects of digital technologies and analytics. Theoretical, empirical and experimental research aimed at understanding digitization and its implications for commerce is appropriate. Design science research that encompasses system building and validation are also appropriate for this department.
Example of topics that fit this department include:
- Industry transformation through digitization and analytics
- Internet of Things (IoT), Economics of IoT
- Evidence-based management
- Big data, managerial cognition and behaviors
- Digital aspects of marketing and consumer behavior
- Digital aspects of supply chain management and value networks
- Infrastructure issues for inter-enterprise integration, analytics
- Governance of value networks
- Economics of electronic commerce
- Design of electronic marketplaces
- Economic models of electronic marketplaces
- Social computing and their role in business
- Diffusion, adoption and acceptance of internet technologies, sentiment technologies, IoT, analytics
- Policy issues for digital technologies, sentiment technologies and analytics
- Creation, evolution, acceptance and use of digital technology standards, IoT standards