April 29, 2014

CFP: Organizing Breakthrough Innovation

Call For Papers

Special Issue of the Journal of Product Innovation Management 
“Organizing for breakthrough innovation:
Taking inspiration from the organization of science”

Guest Editors
Massimo G. Colombo

Cristina Rossi-Lamastra
Paula E. Stephan
Georg von Krogh
In the current globalized competitive arena, breakthrough innovations, defined as new products or services that create entirely new markets or radically change existing ones (like the iPad), are a crucial (potential) source of competitive advantage for firms. They also are a fundamental mechanism to restore sustainable growth in advanced economies, which were severely hit by the global crisis.

The aim of this special issue is to examine what organizational arrangements are most conducive to breakthrough innovation. We are especially interested in investigating to what extent and under what conditions principles and guidelines applied in the organization of scientific projects which led to major scientific discoveries (Stephan, 2012) may inform the innovation activity of firms with the purpose of increasing the likelihood of achieving breakthrough innovations.

Submissions to the special issue should be sent electronically through the JPIM ScholarOne system before May 31, 2015. … The publication of the special issue is expected in 2017.
For more information, see the complete call for papers.

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