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International Journal of Strategic Change Management
International Journal of Strategic Change Management


Special Issue on: "Strategic Change Management in High Technology Industry"

Guest Editors:
Tomas Gabriel Bas, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Chile
Jingyuan Zhao, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

A strategy is a long-term plan to achieve specific objectives or goals. Strategies are focused on the future and bring about sustained change, and typically require detailed planning and analysis. In business, strategy planning is often seen as key to future success or even survival. With the world changing at a rapid pace, companies need to be dynamic and flexible to stay in business. They need to foresee the future and be ready to adapt to the potential changes that will come their way. The process of strategic change management involves developing an innovative vision for where the company needs to be, and then developing and equally innovative path for achieving the goal.

A high technology industry is one that produces sophisticated products with a significant emphasis on research and development, including computers, telecommunications, aerospace and military equipment, etc. The high technology industry has been one of the fastest growing industries in the world, impacting economies globally and locally.

Strategic change can be affected by the states of high technology companies and their external environments. Because the performance of high technology companies might depend on the fit between the companies and their external environments, the appearances of novel opportunities and threats in the external environments - in other words, the change of external environments - requires high technology companies to adapt to the external environments again; as a result, such companies would need to change their strategy in response to the environmental changes.

There is no easy way to manage strategic change, and no simple formula that will work in all cases; this special issue tries to simplify a very complex subject by focusing on strategic change management in high technology industry.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Managing strategy in high technology industry
  • Operation and management of high technology companies
  • Critical resources, strategic capability and growth performance
  • Alliances between multinational corporations, and between multinationals and small firms
  • Multinational corporations' R&D transfer, R&D globalization
  • Industry-academia R&D alliances, technological alliances
  • Human resource training and management
  • Innovation mechanisms related to strategic change
  • Patients, intellectual capital management, intellectual property protection
  • Venture capital
  • Organizational learning
  • Competitive advantage and strategic change management
  • Knowledge management strategies
  • Managing core technology and competence
  • Technology policies
  • Technology transactions
  • Government policies
  • Case studies

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

Contact with Guest Editors: ASAP

Manuscripts due by: 30 December, 2010

Notification to authors: 15 February, 2011

Final versions due by: 28 February, 2011