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International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation


Special Issue on: "Commercialisation process in SMEs and Globalisation"

Guest Editor: Markku Virtanen, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Commercialisation process is a critical factor for the success of SMEs. Many small and medium-sized technology firms are facing competition characterised by the product and market uncertainties, transfer of technologies, increasing intensity of knowledge and information, internationalisation and globalisation of market. Product uncertainties are caused by the shortened product life cycle, which is a common feature in the high technology sector.

In addition, the rapid changes in technology, customer requirements and business practices have a significant impact on firm performance. The capability of a firm to create and commercialise new products quickly is the central challenge for the small and medium-sized technology firms. The rapid commercialisation may secure survival and may also provide several benefits e.g. offer market leader position in national as well as in international level.

This special issue of commercialisation process in SMEs and globalisation emphasises the importance of commercialisation process and its characteristics including the driving forces and challenges in the market place. The driving forces and challenges include the rapid changes in environment and business models. Globalisation is one of those factors connected with both the changes of environment and business models. Thus the contributions connecting commercialisation process in SMEs and globalisation will be required.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Characteristics of commercialisation process in SMEs
  • Technology transfer and commercialisation process in SMEs
  • R&D and commercialisation process in SMEs
  • The role of innovation support services in commercialisation and globalisation of SMEs
  • Decision making in commercialisation and globalisation process in SMEs
  • Commercialisation process and growth of SMEs
  • Commercialisation process in born globals

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

Manuscript submission: 30 April, 2007

Notification of Acceptance: 31 August, 2007

Final Submission: 31 October, 2007