International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Luca Gnan
ISSN online: 1745-008X
ISSN print: 1745-0071
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IJTIS addresses the transition role of innovation systems for the community, highlighting the implications that policy choices have on both the welfare of humans through technology and on the catch-up process in transition countries. The concept of 'systems of innovation' provides a new approach to the growth of countries, competitiveness of nations and future role of innovation and interaction between universities, government and enterprises through the 'Triple Helix' system, a systems approach for countries en route to a market economy.


 Topics covered include

  • National innovation systems and comparative analyses
  • Innovative paradigms in transition countries, innovative strategy in SMEs
  • Business clusters as the concept of regional innovation systems
  • Growth performance for transition countries and role of MNCs
  • Technology transfer and institutional development
  • Knowledge economy pillars, role of the knowledge-based economy
  • R&D expenditures; Triple Helix system, Quadruple Helix Innovation Theory
  • Knowledge/technology diffusion; knowledge sourcing by foreign MNCs
  • Technology networks, technology transfer benefits, risks, models
  • Important implications for Western-CEE partners in technology transfer
  • Technology acquisition and knowledge exploitation
  • Supply chain management; role of IT for information systems
  • Technological management, role of multiculturalism
  • Forms of intellectual property, overview of patents and copyright
  • Government-funded programmes, grants and cooperative agreements

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The objective of IJTIS is to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex role of innovation in society. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of technological and knowledge resources. IJTIS aims to promote new thinking on how transition and institutional change can be analysed and how their impact on economic performance can be evaluated. Its international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological and knowledge exchange and changes in the global economy.


IJTIS provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers working in the field of transitions and innovation systems to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJTIS publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in transitions and innovation systems will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Gnan, Luca, University of Tor Vergata, Italy

Associate Editor

  • Tipurić, Darko, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Dabic, Marina, Nottingham Trent University, UK and University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Lundvall, Bengt-Åke, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Soete, Luc, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Ziderman, Adrian, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

Editorial Board Members

  • Afonso, Óscar Joao Atanázio, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Bititci, Umit S., Heriot Watt University, UK
  • Carayannis, Elias G., George Washington University, USA
  • Cassiolato, Jose Eduardo, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Dowling, Michael, University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Garengo, Patrizia, University of Padova, Italy
  • Godin, Benoit, Université du Québec, Canada
  • Hanusch, Horst, University of Augsburg, Germany
  • Iakovleva, Tatiana, University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Kaynak, Erdener, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, USA
  • Löfsten, Hans, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Lee, Chang Won, Hanyang University, South Korea
  • Leydesdorff, Loet, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Moeller, Miriam, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Montoro-Sánchez, Maria Ángeles, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Nuvolari, Alessandro, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
  • Ozbilgin, Mustafa F., Brunel University, UK
  • Pellegrini, Massimiliano M., University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
  • Radošević, Slavo, University College London, UK
  • Ranga, Marina, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Roth, Steffen, La Rochelle Business School, France
  • Schwartz, Michael, Halle Institute for Economic Research, Germany
  • Sharma, Dharam Deo, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
  • Sinkovics, Rudolf R., The University of Manchester, UK
  • Smallbone, David, Kingston University, UK
  • Steiner, Gerald, Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Welbourne, Theresa M., University of Southern California, USA
  • Welsh, Dianne H.B., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
  • West, Jonathan, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Wright, Diane, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Yu, Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


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