Call For Papers
Special Issue of the Journal of Product Innovation Management“Organizing for breakthrough innovation:Taking inspiration from the organization of science”
Guest EditorsMassimo G. Colombo
Cristina Rossi-LamastraPaula E. StephanGeorg 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.For more information, see the complete call for papers.
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.