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International Journal of Services Technology and Management
International Journal of Services Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Knowledge Intensive Business Services"

Guest Editors:
David Doloreux and Mark Freel, University of Ottawa, Canada

This special issue aims to bring together papers on various aspects of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS). Topics include, but are not limited to: the nature of innovation in KIBS; the role of KIBS in innovation systems; knowledge diffusion; collaborations and co-production; and, management strategies. We welcome papers irrespective of theoretical perspective or methodological approach. Empirical and policy focused papers are also welcomed. For empirical papers, the methodological rigor of the submission and the implications for management and policy are important.

Subject Coverage
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • KIBS and innovation
  • KIBS and networks
  • KIBS and managerial strategies
  • KIBS performance in the economy
  • KIBS and clusters
  • KIBS and innovation systems

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

Paper submission: 15 June 2007

Communication of results of peer review to authors: 15 July 2007

Final manuscript submission: 1 October 2007