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International Journal of Services Sciences
International Journal of Services Sciences


Special Issue on: "Innovation Momentum of Emerging and Newly Developed Economies"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Seung Hoon Jang, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA"

Emerging economies such as China and India have been considered as major participants in today’s global economy (Luo & Tung, 2007). In addition, newly developed economies such as Korea have improved efficiency in various high-value-added industries (Hsiao & Park, 2005). Given the increasing significance of emerging and newly developed markets, considering the influence of these areas is integral to explaining the business trends in new value creation.

Following this notion, this special issue aims to examine how emerging or newly developed market firms have contributed to the global economy based on their innovative products, services and processes. Original research papers addressing the innovation in emerging or newly developed economies using proper analysis are highly welcome. Authors are expected to provide theoretical frameworks, empirical research or case analyses of business practices in regard to the research topic.

Hsiao, F., & Park, C. (2005). Korean and Taiwanese productivity performance: Comparisons at matched manufacturing levels. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 23, 85-107.
Luo, Y., & Tung, R. (2007). International expansion of emerging market enterprises: A springboard perspective. Journal of International Business Studies, 38, 481-498.

Subject Coverage
Possible topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Innovation practices in emerging or newly developed market multinationals
  • Small business and entrepreneurship in this area
  • Emerging and newly developed economies and Western multinationals
  • Open innovation for local businesses, customers and governments
  • Leadership encouraging innovation or knowledge sharing in the region
  • Planting and harvesting innovation in emerging or newly developed economies

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 24 December, 2015

Notification to authors: 24 January, 2016

Final version due: 24 March, 2016