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International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics
International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics


Special Issue on: "Technology, Operations and Strategy in Entrepreneurship"

Guest Editor: Dr. Vandana Mangal, UCLA Anderson School of Management, USA

Shortening product life cycles, increasingly global competition, hyper-refined market segmentation, and dynamically changing industry value chains are creating a new competitive landscape for organizations today. Organizations are under pressure to compete with less profitable products, greater price competition often from developing economies, lower product persistency and a greater need to cut administrative costs. To survive in this environment, corporations need to include innovation and growth in their competitive and operations strategies. Businesses need to become proactive in creating new products and services, be willing to take constructive risks and seek out new opportunities. Due to rapid diffusion of information over the internet, businesses are able to create new products and services and launch them directly or through partners very rapidly. These entrepreneurial strategies by startups that involve partnering with the correct entities and doing it in hyper-speed on-line can be used as pathways by even the more mature enterprises to improve performance and competitive advantage.

However, ultimately, to create the most value, entrepreneurial firms will depend on various factors including decision making and strategy factors, the structure and operations of the organization and for technology firms, technical leadership.

This special issue invites papers from across disciplines including management science, decision science, technology management, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, operations management and others. The issue will provide an international forum to investigate, exchange novel ideas and disseminate information covering the broad areas of entrepreneurship in new and existing firms related to technology, operations and/or strategy. Experts and professionals from academia, industry, government and the public sector are invited to submit papers on their recent research and professional experience on the subject. High quality papers reporting on relevant, review of existing literature, theoretical studies, case studies, surveys, experiences, success stories, real world examples and practice are all very welcome. Interdisciplinary research is also encouraged.

Subject Coverage
Papers dealing with (but not limited to) any of the following themes are appropriate for consideration:
  • Technology for entrepreneurship
  • Operations strategies for global competition
  • Innovation in startups
  • Strategic entrepreneurship
  • Survival using corporate entrepreneurship
  • Organizational changes with entrepreneurship
  • Technical leadership
  • Decision making and strategy for entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial partnerships
  • Operations strategies in technology startups and existing entrepreneurial corporations
  • Costs and benefits of corporate entrepreneurship vs startup
  • New firm creation to exploit existing technology
  • Operations strategies in services and manufacturing for determining competitive performance
  • Alignment between management operational policies and business strategies
  • Relationship between technology strategic issues and operations strategy
  • E-commerce
  • Technology entrepreneurship
  • Organizational performance
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Impacts of technology
  • Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation and new product/service development

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Submission of full paper: 5 September, 2010

Feed-back to authors: 5 January, 2011

Final version of paper due: 5 March, 2011