Innovation, Market, and Organizations


A special issue of International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship, Edited by Srikanth Paruchuri; Deadline 31 Jan 2008

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International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship

Special Research Forum Call for Papers:
Innovation, Market, and Organizations

The International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship (IJTE) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the special issue on Innovation, Market, and Organizations. The Guest Editor is Srikanth Paruchuri, University of Florida.

The goal of the paper is to attract research and papers on an important issue of the interaction among innovation, market, and organization. Long time ago, Schumpeter posed an important question about the organizational origin of innovation: do innovations origin in small vs. large firms? Prior research, for example, has examined if the competence-destroying (and competence-enhancing) innovations are generated in small, innovative firms or in large firms. While this research is mostly geared toward understanding the origins of innovation, it has not given much less importance to another critical link, that many of the founders of the small firms would have gained expertise by working in large organizations (or academic institutions) just before (or while) starting their venture. In some cases of new ventures, these same large organizations (or academic institutions) even play an important role by financing the ventures. These issues suggest a much more complicated interaction among innovation, market, and organization.

This special issue tries to extend our understanding of these complex issues. To this end, we invite papers that try to uncover these complicated relations among innovation, market, and organization. We interpret innovations to include wide range of innovations: product, process, service, organizational, and technological innovations. We invite papers that study these relations at various levels of analysis including team, organization, industry, and population. We would also like to invite research that uses R&D consortia, alliances and joint ventures as links between innovations and organizations.

Papers could include either theoretical or empirical research. Some themes in this issue include but are not limited to the following.

  • Do innovations follow or precede venture formation? – Do entrepreneurs’ prior organizations finance new ventures? If so, what are the antecedents and consequences of this financing?
  • How do ventures develop their own research capabilities independent of their founders’ capabilities? Is this process influenced by venture’s relationships with other organizations?
  • What role do R&D consortia, alliances, joint ventures and networks in general play in generating innovations within a new venture? And, are these roles of consortia, alliances, and joint ventures different when a large firm forms these ties?

Taking into consideration the international readership, we invite research based in diverse empirical settings. These settings could be based within a national boundary or across different national boundaries. Studies could compare and contrast different cultures of innovation and entrepreneurship, or focus on a specific context and explore rich relationships within that context.

Considering there is so little in the practical world to guide managers, this special issue is also intended to influence the practice of management. Consequently, we invite research that is grounded solidly in theory (and in empirical methodology for empirical papers), and also request the authors to highlight the implications for managers. Specifically, authors should shed light on the principles of management that their research contributes.

Manuscripts must follow IJTE standard requirements as specified in the "Style Guide for Authors." Cover letters must specify that the paper is intended for the special issue. All details are available at:

Papers must be received no later than January 31, 2008 with a publication of the Special Issue scheduled for the end of 2008.

Prospective contributors desiring additional information should contact Srikanth Paruchuri at University of Florida, Gainesville (

Francois Therin, D.B.A.
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Editor, International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship
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