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International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital
International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital


Special Issue on: "Innovation and Knowledge Management: Challenges for the Firm"

Guest Editors:
Miltiadis Lytras, University of Patras, Greece
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, University of Oviedo, Spain

The subjects of innovation and learning are receiving increased interest both from the academic community and from companies because of the influence of innovation and learning on the achievement of a sustained competitive advantage for the firm in the knowledge-based economy. Literature on innovation and learning suggest that competitive advantage flow from the creation, ownership, protection and use of certain knowledge-base organisational resources. Superior organisational performance depends on the firm’s ability to be good at innovation, learning, protecting, using and amplifying these strategic intangible resources.

That being so, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has fuelled interest in innovation, designating it as one of the nine research areas in their initiative agenda.

The aim of this Special Issue is to offer a holistic view of the resources, tools, techniques, strategies and technologies necessary for the effective implementation of innovation and learning in organisations.

Subject Coverage
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Dynamic capabilities and routines
  • Human capital, relational capital, social capital and organizational capital
  • Intangible resources and sustained competitive advantage
  • Innovation and knowledge management
  • Innovation and leadership
  • OrganiSational learning
  • Product and process innovation
  • Technology and innovation management

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

Contact with Editors: ASAP

Manuscripts due by: 15 July 2008

Notification to authors: 30 July 2008

Final versions due by: 15 September 2008