International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Marina Dabic
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

  • Dabic, Marina, Nottingham Trent University, UK and University of Zagreb, Croatia

      Associate Editor

      • Tipuric, Darko, University of Zagreb, Croatia

      Regional Editor North America

      • Daim, Tugrul U., Portland State University, USA

      Editorial Advisory Board

      • Guy, Ken, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, France
      • Lundvall, Bengt-Ĺke, Aalborg University, Denmark
      • Saviotti, Pier-Paolo, Université Pierre Mendčs-France, France
      • 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
      • Chataway, Joanna, RAND Europe, UK
      • Dowling, Michael, University of Regensburg , Germany
      • Etzkowitz, Henry, Stanford University, USA
      • Fredotovic, Maja, University of Split, Croatia
      • Garengo, Patrizia, University of Padova, Italy
      • Ginevicius, Romualdas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
      • Godin, Benoit, Université du Québec, Canada
      • Haar, Jerry, Florida International University, USA
      • Hanusch, Horst, University of Augsburg , Germany
      • Iakovleva, Tatiana, University of Stavanger , Norway
      • Johnson, Steve, Hull University Business School, UK
      • Karaöz, Murat, Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Turkey
      • Kaynak, Erdener, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg, USA
      • Kiessling, Timothy, Bilkent University, Turkey
      • Kušić, Siniša, J.W. Goethe University, Germany
      • Löfsten, Hans, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
      • Lee, Chang Won, Hanyang University, South Korea
      • Leydesdorff, Loet, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Lissoni, Francesco, Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV and Universita degli studi di Brescia and Universita Bocconi, Italy
      • Moeller, Miriam, University of Queensland, Australia
      • Montoro-Sánchez, Maria Ángeles, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
      • Naquin, Heath, University of Texas at Austin, USA
      • Nuvolari, Alessandro, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
      • Ozbilgin, Mustafa F., Brunel University, UK
      • Pellegrini, Massimiliano M., University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
      • Potocan, Vojko, University of Maribor, Slovenia
      • Radošević, Slavo, University College London, UK
      • Ranga, Marina, Stony Brook University, USA
      • Richey, Jr., R. Glenn, University of Alabama, USA
      • Roth, Steffen, La Rochelle Business School, France
      • Schwartz, Michael, Halle Institute for Economic Research, Germany
      • Sharma, Dharam Deo, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
      • Singh, Ramanjeet, Institute of Management and Technology, India
      • 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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