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International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital


Special Issue on: "Innovation Management and Competence Leverage"

Guest Editors:
Professor Xu Qingrui, Zhejiang University and Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering, China
Professor Guo Bin, Zhejiang University, China
Associate Professor Jingjiang Liu, Zhejiang University, China

For a long time, technology innovation, rather than other elements of innovation, has been seen as the primary force of economic development and competence leverage for enterprises. The suggestion that the knowledge-based economy, its wide distribution and fast growth will have much influence on business innovation model has not been seriously studied until the beginning of this century. Furthermore, with the rapid development of IT technology, huge changes in market demand and customisation, which call for corresponding innovation in business models, will emerge.

Drawing on the further development of innovation democratisation, total innovation and open innovation, this special issue will explore the implications of innovation management and competence leverage research. It aims to deliver a reference edition for all those interested in innovation management and competence leverage and we invite contributions from academics, practitioners and researchers.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Total innovation management and competence
  • Open innovation and networking
  • Indigenous innovation capability
  • Building innovative countries/firms
  • Managing innovation and competence in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Core technology and competence
  • Entrepreneurship, competence, and innovation
  • Innovation learning and dynamic capability
  • Strategic path for competence leverage
  • Innovation networking and capacity building
  • Learning mechanisms in firm innovation process

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 March, 2009