R&D, Innovation and Management


R&D, Innovation and Management: The Road to Organizational Success, Special issue of Journal of Innovation and Best Business Practices; Deadline 15 Dec 2009

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Journal of Innovation and Best Business Practices

Call for Papers – Special Issue: R&D, Innovation and Management: The Road to Organizational Success


Innovation has become a critical success factor to many organizations that want to stay competitive. Firms undertake R&D for a variety of reasons, to establish new business developments, facilitate related business diversification, and create future options through new knowledge and technology. Although many companies in this critical period cut important amount related to R&D activities other firms spent a lot of money to maintain operations in the R&D area. However, R&D and innovation provoke several forces in any company. These forces can range from management support, available resources, talented workforce to resistance to change.

R&D management practice links closely to innovation performance. Many companies uphold by the universities are invested capital and human resources in innovation performance in order to improve the overall performances of these firms. These partnerships and also any other experience in this domain are welcome to be shared with the academic community and business area as well.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • overview of R&D and its Role in Industry, Government, and Academia
  • creativity and Innovation in R&D
  • strategies for the Management of R&D People
  • strategies for the Management of R&D Resources
  • strategies for Managing R&D Environments
  • the Future of R&D and the R&D of the Future
  • regulatory issues involved in the Management of R&D
  • the management of new product development
  • challenges of technological innovation
  • case studies of projects based on R&D

Deadline for manuscript submission: December 15, 2009 Review and return to authors: February 1, 2010
Deadline for revised papers: March 1, 2010
Notification of final acceptances: April 1, 2010
Deadline for final versions: May 1, 2010
Tentative Publication Date: May 30, 2010

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Prof. Catalin Popescu
Journal of Innovation and Best Business Practices
Email: catalin_nicolae@yahoo.com


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