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*Call for Papers*

*Special Issue*
*Innovation Networks and Innovation Management*

Innovation is the creation and transformation of new knowledge into new
products, processes, or services that meet market needs. As such,
innovation creates
new businesses and is the fundamental source of growth in business and
industry and can be the key driver for the creation of more sustainable
economies and company strategies.

The ability to generate and sustain innovation has become critical for
companies as markets grow more global, open, and competitive, and as
customer expectations grow more diverse and demanding.

This special issue wants to cover the current issues in
*innovation management and innovation networks* and is interested in topics

   - The impact of *new sustainability requirements* on the dynamic
   capabilities that a firm should develop and sustain to remain innovative
   and therewith competitive in turbulent environments. In particular, which
   new innovation capabilities are required to integrate environmental,
   social and financial objectives?
   - How, and under what conditions, do *entrepreneurs in developing
   countries* innovate? And what can be done to support innovation by
   entrepreneurs in developing countries?
   - Balancing *capability building for radical and incremental innovations*.
   Incremental innovationcapabilities consist of skills and competences
   that refine existing products, while radicalinnovation capabilities are
   covering skills which are needed to significantly transform existing
   products or services. What kind of learning creates capabilities needed for
   the generation of incremental or of radical innovations? What kind of
   lessons can be taken respectively how to manage the process of developing
   capabilities in innovation management?
   - Analysis of *innovation networks*: Economic operations and thus
   innovations are embedded in social relations and structures. Therefore, the
   organizational units that create innovation are not individual
   businesses, but usually networks. From a resource point of view, networks
   hold a variety of advantages for their members, such as access to material
   and immaterial resources, information and knowledge. How can the *new
   role of intermediaries* as an architect of collective exploration and
   creation of knowledge in open innovation be described? What are the key
   variables in the process of managing innovation networks? Any kind of
   discussions and analysis of innovation networks are welcome.

This is not an exhaustive list.

Full papers for this *special edition of 'management revue'* must be with
the editors by *July 31st, 2014*. All submissions will be subject to a
double blind review process. Please submit your papers electronically via
the journal submission system at using '
Innovation Management' as article section.

*Looking forward to hearing from you!*

Susanne Gretzinger, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg (
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Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg ([log in to unmask])
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany) (
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Med venlig hilsen/Kind regards
*Simon Fietze*
Adjunkt/Assistant Professor

Syddansk Universitet
Institut for Grænseregionsforskning
Alsion 2, A2
6400 Sønderborg
Telefon: +45 6550 1748
Fax: +45 6550 1779
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