Call for papers


Int. J. of Manufacturing Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Creativity Management and Engineering"


Guest Editors:
Prof. Carolina Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Prof. J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal


This Special Issue will focus on the areas of creativity management and engineering with a particular emphasis in human resource management and production engineering.


It seeks cultural and geographic diversity in studies of human resource management and engineering and uses that have a special impact on organisational communications, change processes and work practices, reflecting the diversity of societal and infrastructural conditions.


Creativity management and engineering, worldwide, is facing enormous challenges by sweeping political, social and economic changes. Whether we are a manager, an engineer, a policy maker, a strategist, a practitioner, or a researcher, we need to know what is happening, in both national and international environments, to be able to understand and develop effective responses to meet these new demands and challenges.


We aim to increase the knowledge and effectiveness of all those involved in creativity management and engineering whether in the profit or non-profit sectors or in the public or private sectors.


Subject Coverage


Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Human resources management
  • Culture and organisational behaviour
  • Management innovation
  • Organisational creativity
  • Creativity management
  • Sustainable organisational practices and innovation
  • Sustainable management
  • Production engineering
  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business strategy
  • Interdisciplinary management
  • Decision analysis
  • Production management
  • Logistics
  • Knowledge management
  • Operations strategy and planning
  • Scheduling and control
  • Optimisation techniques
  • Statistical and computational methods
  • Quality management
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Inventory management


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors Prof. Carolina Machado at and Prof. J. Paulo Davim at


Important Dates


Manuscripts due by: 31 July, 2017