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International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development
International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development


Special Issue on: "Open Innovation, Knowledge Cities and the Creative Economy"

Guest Editors:
Prof. JinHyo Joseph Yun, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
Prof. YounTaik Leem, Hanbat National University, South Korea

With the arrival of the knowledge-based economy, people today live in a flood of knowledge. New knowledge and technologies now determine product innovation and even the structure and quality of cities. Therefore, the open and creative connection between knowledge or technologies and the markets – that is, open innovation – has become a very important political, economic and social issue for building creative knowledge cities and the creative economy.

A lot of today’s scholars from various disciplines suggest implementing open innovation strategies as a key to confronting the serious current crisis of capitalism derived from persistent unemployment, immense inequality and globalisation.

This special issue will focus on open innovation for building knowledge cities and the creative economy, will address burgeoning issues regarding today's knowledge cities, and will present ideas for the creative economy based on such open innovation subjects.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity (SOItmC) & Knowledge Cities World Summit (KCWS) 2015, but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • City of the future, future of the city: open innovation and the ubiquitous city
  • Complexity, open innovation and knowledge cities
  • Start-ups, open innovation and knowledge cities
  • The creative economy and creative cities
  • Open innovation: technology, society and dynamics
  • Technology policy for open innovation and knowledge cities
  • Open innovation for smart mobility and complexity
  • Smart technology for good governance
  • Open innovation in energy
  • The importance of valuation and big data as a source of technology commercialisation in the open innovation era

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.

For more information on the special issue, please contact the Guest Editors directly:
Prof. JinHyo Joseph Yun:
Prof. YounTaik Leem:

Important Dates

Submission of full paper: 15 September, 2015

Notification of review results: 15 December, 2015

Final paper submission: 31 January, 2016