International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Dincer
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 2 issues per year
IJRIC primarily focuses on the commercialisation of research and innovation results. This critical process is now recognised as the RIC (Research-Innovation-Commercialisation) concept for technological success. As a result of this, there is increasing interest in streamlining research and innovation efforts to bring the outcomes to commercialisable products. IJRIC is in a prime position to fill a gap in the literature by bringing together the three key categories of research, innovation and commercialisation and their theories and practices.
Topics covered include
- Benchmarking and best practices in innovation activities
- Building relationships for technological innovation
- Commercialisation strategies and policies
- Empirical analysis and case studies in business innovation and research
- Entrepreneurship and innovations
- Innovation incubation and incubators
- Innovation issues, management approaches, policies and strategies
- Inter-organisational relations and open innovation models
- Managing creativity and innovation culture and its eco-world
- New product and process innovation
- Performance measures and metrics in business innovation and research
- Research management/policy/strategy, partnerships and innovative approaches
- Spin-off companies
- Strategic planning, business development and commercialisation practices
- Technology transfer and licensing
During the past two decades it has been clear in industrialised countries that many research efforts and outcomes are wasted and cannot be converted into useful products for the marketplace. Although most or all fully and nearly developed countries have established either ministries or special departments to deal with and develop policies and strategies to overcome these issues, not much success has been achieved. This is due to the fact that this is not an easy policy- or strategy-related issue. It is rather a new domain, a new science field, a new culture, etc.
There are three key parties involved in this phenomenon: universities (including research labs, institutes, centres, etc.), industries and government agencies. The relationships between these parties determine the level of success. It has also become apparent that economic independence is not possible without technological success. This therefore puts a tremendous pressure on all developed and developing countries to now pay more attention to not only research and innovation, but also to commercialisation.
In this regard, the prime objective of IJRIC is to understand and analyse the theory and practice of the interactions of research, innovation, and commercialisation (RIC) with economic, social, environmental, political and organisational processes and challenges. IJRIC aims to discuss policies, strategies, methodologies, approaches, issues, barriers, etc., for better outcomes of RIC. The journal focuses on the development of the RIC fields by providing a platform for sharing the latest research findings in these respective areas.
IJRIC provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers, scientists, engineers, technologists, practitioners, strategists, policy makers, business developers and related people working in the fields of research, innovation and commercialisation to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.
IJRIC encompasses all aspects of the process of research and innovation from the conceptualisation of a new technology-based product or process through to its commercialisation. IJRIC seeks to unite all disciplines involved in the understanding of and response to RIC and their relationships with other factors. The journal therefore welcomes papers from disciplines as diverse as - but not limited to - engineering, environmental science, economics, education, management, information sciences, politics and strategy development, etc. IJRIC will occasionally publish special issues on specifically important topics of RIC and the interactions, policies, strategies, technologies, global processes, opportunities, challenges, etc. involved.
Editor in Chief
- Dincer, Ibrahim, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Editorial Board Members
- Bae, Zong-tae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
- Burke, Andrew, Cranfield University, UK
- Colpan, A.M., Kyoto University , Japan
- Gunasekaran, Angappa, Penn State Harrisburg, USA
- Intarakumnerd, Patarapong, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
- Komninos, Nicos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
- Lund, Peter, Aalto University, Finland
- Riffat, S., University of Nottingham, UK
- Rouach, Daniel, ESCP Europe, Germany
- Sen, Z., Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
- Sparrow, John, Birmingham City University, UK
- Teece, David John, University of California, USA
- Von Zedtwitz, Max, Tongji University, China
- Yilbas, Bekir Sami, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
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The A to H of academic assessment
1 June, 2021
There are various ways to measure success. In research, one of those is to look at citations in the literature, awards, one's position in the academic hierarchy, and other factors. Usually, these are all measured individually but then rounded together to form a bigger picture of the academic status of a given research. In 2005, physicist Jorge Hirsch of the University of California San Diego devised a more formal approach to author-level metrics, the h-index. The h-index measures both one's output and the citation impact of that output as well as the quality – high or low – of the publications in which that work has been published. It has been shown that the h-index usually correlates with more obvious indicators of success, such as major and international awards in one's field, fellowships, and position held at higher-level institutions, for instance. The h-index has been seen for many years as a more useful indication of a scholar's "intellectual" ranking, as it were. However, there are some drawbacks to this approach that have become more problematic when using it to evaluate or rank scholars. Writing in the International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, Alberto Boretti of the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, suggests that in the age of citation farms and hyper-authorship the h-index is no longer an "indication of better knowledge or productivity" [...]More details...