International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Dincer
ISSN online: 2051-994X
ISSN print: 2051-9931
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IJRIC primarily focuses on the commercialisation of research and innovation results. This critical process is now recognised as the RIC (Research-Innovation-Commercialisation) concept for technological success. As a result of this, there is increasing interest in streamlining research and innovation efforts to bring the outcomes to commercialisable products. IJRIC is in a prime position to fill a gap in the literature by bringing together the three key categories of research, innovation and commercialisation and their theories and practices.


 Topics covered include

  • Benchmarking and best practices in innovation activities
  • Building relationships for technological innovation
  • Commercialisation strategies and policies
  • Empirical analysis and case studies in business innovation and research
  • Entrepreneurship and innovations
  • Innovation incubation and incubators
  • Innovation issues, management approaches, policies and strategies
  • Inter-organisational relations and open innovation models
  • Managing creativity and innovation culture and its eco-world
  • New product and process innovation
  • Performance measures and metrics in business innovation and research
  • Research management/policy/strategy, partnerships and innovative approaches
  • Spin-off companies
  • Strategic planning, business development and commercialisation practices
  • Technology transfer and licensing

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During the past two decades it has been clear in industrialised countries that many research efforts and outcomes are wasted and cannot be converted into useful products for the marketplace. Although most or all fully and nearly developed countries have established either ministries or special departments to deal with and develop policies and strategies to overcome these issues, not much success has been achieved. This is due to the fact that this is not an easy policy- or strategy-related issue. It is rather a new domain, a new science field, a new culture, etc.

There are three key parties involved in this phenomenon: universities (including research labs, institutes, centres, etc.), industries and government agencies. The relationships between these parties determine the level of success. It has also become apparent that economic independence is not possible without technological success. This therefore puts a tremendous pressure on all developed and developing countries to now pay more attention to not only research and innovation, but also to commercialisation.

In this regard, the prime objective of IJRIC is to understand and analyse the theory and practice of the interactions of research, innovation, and commercialisation (RIC) with economic, social, environmental, political and organisational processes and challenges. IJRIC aims to discuss policies, strategies, methodologies, approaches, issues, barriers, etc., for better outcomes of RIC. The journal focuses on the development of the RIC fields by providing a platform for sharing the latest research findings in these respective areas.


IJRIC provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers, scientists, engineers, technologists, practitioners, strategists, policy makers, business developers and related people working in the fields of research, innovation and commercialisation to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJRIC encompasses all aspects of the process of research and innovation from the conceptualisation of a new technology–based product or process through to its commercialisation. IJRIC seeks to unite all disciplines involved in the understanding of and response to RIC and their relationships with other factors. The journal therefore welcomes papers from disciplines as diverse as - but not limited to - engineering, environmental science, economics, education, management, information sciences, politics and strategy development, etc. IJRIC will occasionally publish special issues on specifically important topics of RIC and the interactions, policies, strategies, technologies, global processes, opportunities, challenges, etc. involved.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Dincer, Ibrahim, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Editorial Board Members

  • Bae, Zong-tae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
  • Burke, Andrew, Cranfield University, UK
  • Colpan, A.M., Kyoto University, Japan
  • Gunasekaran, Angappa, California State University, Bakersfield, USA
  • Intarakumnerd, Patarapong, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
  • Komninos, Nicos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Lund, Peter, Aalto University, Finland
  • Riffat, S., University of Nottingham, UK
  • Rouach, Daniel, ESCP Europe, Germany
  • Sen, Z., Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Sparrow, John, Birmingham City University, UK
  • Teece, David J., University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Von Zedtwitz, Max, Tongji University, China
  • Yilbas, Bekir Sami, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia


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