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International Journal of Business Competition and Growth
International Journal of Business Competition and Growth


Special Issue on: "Business Growth in Complex and Hostile Economies"

Guest Editor: Fernando A. F. Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal, and University of Memphis, USA

Presently, it is widely known that innovation, in broad terms, is a possible solution to the difficulties brought about by the global, complex and hostile economy we live in. It is important to note, however, that the search for possible solutions for business growth (e.g. innovative strategies, models and tools) is not without its own difficulties.

In this special issue, we aim to explore the conception of business models and competition tools that might assist us in supporting decisions and overcoming growth hindrances.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Business competition models and tools
  • Challenges in business growth
  • Competitive strategies
  • Decision models for competitive gains
  • Economic issues driving market competition
  • Innovation-led competition
  • Management of competitive forces
  • Performance-linked competitive strategies
  • Social drivers of competition
  • Systems thinking and business dynamics
  • Technology-led competition

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 double-blind review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript submission deadline: 28 May, 2011

Double blind review outcome: 30 June, 2011

Deadline for resubmission: 31 July, 2011