December 16, 2011

CFP: User Innovation in RTM

The practitioner-oriented journal Research-Technology Management is soliciting articles for a special issue on user innovation.

Here are excerpts from the call for papers:
The focus of this special issue is users who innovate: how they come to innovate, how they share their innovations, how their innovations diffuse, who profits from them, and how increased user innovation is changing the corporate innovation landscape. User innovation is being spurred by the growth of Internet communities, small-scale fabrication labs, and more open paths to market; investment in user innovations may now rival that of corporate innovation.

RTM is looking for articles that explore the evolving landscape of user innovation and its implications for corporate management of innovation. Specifically we’re interested in exploring studies of user innovation, user communities, partnerships between users and corporations, the role of users in corporate innovation, and impediments to user innovation. The ideal submission will provide concrete examples to support theories about user innovation, community innovation, and corporate implications. Manuscripts that combine examples, theory, and recommendations are particularly sought. Successful submissions will offer readers practical information they can put to work immediately.

To be considered for the special issue, articles should be submitted to the Managing Editor via RTM’s Editorial Manager site at by March 15, 2012.
The recommended length of articles is 3,500 words.

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