Call for Papers: The futures of Industry 4.0 technologies for environmental sustainability: hope or hoax?

Industry 4.0. was introduced in the German manufacturing industry to refer to the digital dimension of future industrial structures (Schroeder, 2016). It was defined as the technical integration of cyber-physical systems into production and logistics as well as the application of the Internet of Things in industrial processes (Forschungsunion & Acatech 2013 in Wolter, et al. 2015). Until now, the management and business literature has mainly addressed new commercial, organizational and operational possibilities associated with these technologies. Still, the potentialities of specific Industry 4.0 technologies often is addressed without considering the generic positive (or negative) effects that they may have on the companies’ environmental strategy and performance. This Special Issue (SI) provides an opportunity for scholars, practitioners and policy makers to reflect and enhance the understanding on both positive and negative futures of Industry 4.0 technologies with respect to environmental sustainability.

Link to the Journal and CfP:

Call for Chapters ‘European Perspectives on Innovation Management’


dr. ir. Rob Dekkers (Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Prof. Laure Morel (Équipe de Recherche sur les Processus Innovatifs, Université de Lorraine,France)


At this website the call for chapters is posted, there is a news section and we intend to organise afew webinars to address questions by authors that want to submit a manuscript for consideration.

Searching for European Perspectives

European practices in organisations are anchored in Anglo-Saxon, East European, Nippon- Rhineland, Nordic and Mediterranean socio-economic perspectives; this unique blend of social- economic perspectives also leads to different views on innovation management, new product and service development, and their challenges. This becomes apparent in writings such as that of Patel and Pavitt (1994, pp. 90–2) when they distinguish between myopic and dynamic national systems of innovation. These differing approaches also harbour diversity, which could be either beneficial or limit the growth of national economies, sectors and firms. Also, this may result in national cultures affecting creativity and innovation management in differing ways. Thus, these perspectives may lead to both subtle delimitations and pronounced differences for innovation policies, institutional settings, approaches to innovation management by firms and innovation performance.In addition to socio-economic perspectives, institutional factors that differ across nations and regions play a role in practices that are adopted for innovation management. This thought is captured by the notion of national innovation systems, for example the writings by Lundvall (1998; 2007). Also, the conceptualisation of triple helix (Leydesdorff and Etkowitz, 1996) instigates that institutional factors determine innovation outcomes, not only for nations, but also for firms. Not only can these institutional factors be found at the level of nations, they are also present in industrial districts, such as those constituting what is called the ‘Third Italy’ (Biggiero, 1998). The result is differing institutional contingencies across regions and nations, further augmenting the socio-economic perspectives.Notwithstanding these fragmented socio-economic perspectives and institutional contingencies, there are specific commonalities. Perhaps the nature of these perspectives, possibly set in Kantianism guiding economic and legal institutional settings rather than utilitarianism and legalism, makes firms and institutions gravitate towards open collaboration rather than transactional approaches (for example, Dekkers et al., 2019); the first is possibly linked with dynamics national innovation systems and the latter most likely associated with myopic national innovation systems. The fragmented, distributed economies also put a strong focus on internationalisation, including innovation management, new product and service development, even within the internally open market of the European community. Therefore, the European institutional settings foster unique approaches to innovation, and new product and service development.Perhaps these unique approaches will also foster a more innovative Europe. This may lead to creating not only ‘unicorns’, but also other high-growth firms, and stimulate other firms to engage more actively with innovation. In this sense, encouraging techno-entrepreneurship and facilitation of growth may also be shaped by the specific diversity of perspectives, institutional contingencies and collaborative modes.

Late submissions now accepted for IAMOT 2014 – Aje

“EDAS system is reopened for late submission of Abstracts to the IAMOT 2014”

A large number of authors asked that we reopen the EDAS system for submission of papers/ abstracts.  We have reopened the system for new submission until February 10, troche 2014.  It should be noted that the review outcome  of those abstracts will be by or before February 20, drugs 2014.  Looking forward to a successful conference as usual.

Please visit for details and submission links.

John O. Aje

IAMOT 2014 Conference Chair.



IMPORTANT Message from the IAMOT President – IAMOT 2014

Dear Colleagues, ambulance

The deadline, October 30, for the submission of your abstracts for the 23rd International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), international conference is fast approaching.

The conference promises to be one of the best ones with several distinguished keynote speakers from the government, academic institutions and industry. In addition, there will be opportunities to attend several valuable workshops on current topics of interest to technology management practitioners and researchers.  Arrangements are also being made to organize field trips to some of the major places of technological and scientific interests in the Washington metropolitan area.

Washington, DC, is a major place of attraction for tourists from all over the world and so for those of you who may like to seize the opportunity before or after the conference to visit some of the major places of attraction, an arrangement has been made with the hotel to include some extra days at the conference rate.

The theme of the conference is: “Science, Technology, and Innovation in the Age of Economic, Political and Security Challenges”. Authors are invited to submit papers in the following tracks:


1 Economic Impact of Technology Development 2 Social Impact of Technology Development
3 MOT Education and Research 4 Innovation, Technology Nurturing and Incubation
5 National and Regional Technology Policies and Infrastructure 6 Small and Medium Enterprises
7 Technology Transfer, Marketing and Commercialization 8 Technology Foresight and Forecasting
9 Information and Communication Technology Management 10 The Integration of Technology and Business Strategies
11 R&D Management 12 Project and Program Management
13 Industrial and Manufacturing System Technologies 14 Logistics and Supply Chain Management
15 Management of Technology in Developing Countries 16 Theory of Technology
17 Emerging Technologies 18 Technology and Competitiveness
19 Transportation Technology and its Management 20 Management of Biosciences and Medical Technology
21 Managing Energy Technology (Smart Grids, Renewable, Green Technologies, Oil and coal)

Papers that do not fit perfectly into one of these listed tracks but are related to the subject of Technology and Innovation Management may also be considered. For more information on the conference, please visit the web site at  and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at or the IAMOT headquarters at .

I look forward to seeing all of you at the conference from May 22 to May 26, 2014.

John O. Aje, D.Sc.

President, IAMOT


Call for Papers: Emerging Economy Multinationals, Innovation and Knowledge Flows

Special Issue on: “Emerging Economy Multinationals, patient Innovation and Knowledge Flows”

Web site:

Guest Editors:
Peter Gammeltoft, recipe Copenhagen Business School, viagra Denmark
Bersant Hobdari, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Max von Zedtwitz, Tongji University, Shanghai

Multinational companies from emerging economies (EMNCs) are becoming major players in the globalised world economy and wield growing influence on economic dynamics in developed, emerging and developing countries alike. The foreign presence and operations of EMNCs are becoming increasingly intertwined with innovation and knowledge generation processes both at home and abroad.

While the extant literature tends to build on the assumption that firms internationalise on the basis of innovations carried out at home, EMNCs often engage in international activities with the intent to access technologies they lack or to acquire resources enabling them to strengthen their innovative capabilities.

There are a range of challenges associated with such activities. Identifying, assessing, accessing and absorbing technology and knowledge from abroad is rife with challenges. Compounding these challenges, EMNCs are often engaging asymmetrically with foreign partners much stronger than themselves in a particular technological domain. Vice-versa, relinquishing technology to EMNCs may pose dilemmas to incumbents as well as nations.

At a more aggregate level, innovation-related outward foreign direct investment is contingent upon and in turn influences the broader institutional innovation system in which the investing firm is embedded. For example, competitive dynamics at home may drive firms to seek technology abroad; successful absorption of foreign technology may require an enabling knowledge infrastructure at home; and technologies acquired abroad may in turn spill over into the wider domestic innovation system.

In host economies, innovation-related investments by EMNCs may bring about synergies and infuse local firms with required capital and market access, while at the same time intensifying competition in technological domains. Where high-tech clusters in developed economies are concerned, the nature and impact of EMNC presence remains insufficiently analysed.

This special issue solicits papers related to the broad theme of the relationship between emerging economy multinationals and innovation and knowledge flows, whether perceived at micro, meso or macro level. Conceptual, representative and case-based papers alike are welcomed.

Subject Coverage

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Which roles of outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) are coming to play in the innovation processes of EMNCs, at both strategic and operational levels?
  • Why, how and with which outcomes are EMNCs engaging in innovation-related OFDI?
  • What are the implications for incumbent MNCs in developed countries, e.g. in terms of competitive and collaborative dynamics?
  • How do host governments respond to technology-seeking investments by EMNCs? To which extent do they promote them, and what may be appropriate facilitating frameworks?
  • What are the macroeconomic and institutional contingencies and implications for home economies of innovation-related investments?
  • What are the opportunities and threats for host economies of these investments?

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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

Submission of manuscripts: 1 December, 2012

Editors and Notes

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please go to Online Submissions of Papers. If you experience any problems submitting your paper online, please, describing the exact problem you experience. Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the names of the Guest Editors


Latest on IAMOT 2013 – IAMOT 2013 Deadline extended

Dear Colleagues, check

I’m pleased to report that thanks to the efforts of our colleagues the plans for the 22nd annual International Conference on Management of Technology, buy IAMOT 2013, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on April 14-18, 2013 is in full gear. I am writing to invite your participation and submission of your abstracts by November 1, 2012.

The theme of the IAMOT 2013 conference is “Science, Technology and Innovation in the Emerging Market Economies”.   Attached please find the call for papers. For more information please visit the conference site

In addition to the technical sessions, the IAMOT and the IAMOT2013 local committee have put an exciting program that includes, 4 pre-conference workshops, 3 excellent keynote speakers, 4 panel discussions of technology related themes with prominent technology managers, economists, and policy makers that were invited to participate, site visits to a variety of technology centers,  and the IAMOT 2013 award ceremony in which we acknowledge the contributions of  awardees in the field of  management of technology for  the year.

Please share this announcement and invitation for submittals with your colleagues and others who may be interested in participation in this timely conference.

IAMOT 2013 is expected to attract between 300 and 500 delegates worldwide, in addition to local participation making it the largest gathering of its kind. Please support our colleagues in Brazil to make this happen.

Many thanks for your efforts and leadership. I look forward to your participation and welcoming you to the 22nd IAMOT in Porto Alegre.

Best regards,
S. Massoud Amin, D.Sc.
President, the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT)
Director and Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair, Technological leadership Institute (TLI)
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor


University of Minnesota
290 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA


Brochure from Porto Alegre: folder_IAMOT2013
Revised call for paper: IAMOT2013CallforPapers

IAMOT 2013 – Brazil

September 20,  2012

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The deadline for submission of the Abstracts for  IAMOT 2013 in Porto Alegre, Brazil on April 14-18, 2013, is fast approaching, October 1st, 2012.

I am happy to report that the program is shaping up very nicely, with a variety of activities. IAMOT 2013 is expected to attract between 400 and 500 delegates worldwide, in addition to local participants, making it the largest gathering of its kind.

In addition to the technical sessions, the IAMOT and the IAMOT2013 local committee have put together an exciting program that includes: 4 pre-conference workshops, 3 excellent keynote speakers, and 4 panel discussions of technology-related themes with prominent technology managers, economists, and policy makers.  In addition to these events, site visits to a variety of technology centers has been arranged.  Also taking place is the IAMOT 2013 award ceremony in which we acknowledge the contributions of awardees in the field of management of technology for the year.

This year’s conference is of particular importance to developing countries to understand how technology and its management changed Brazil, which in a span of few years has become one of the leading economies of the world.

There are a number of opportunities that are available for students including travel grants and the opportunity to compete in the MOT doctoral forum; among others.

More information can be found on the conference website: or

I invite you all to submit your contribution to the conference. I am attaching the call for papers and the IAMOT 2013 informational brochure. The deadlines are:

Submission of Abstract (by or before)           October 1st 2012

Notification of Acceptance (by or before)      November 1st 2012

Submission of Full Papers                              January 4th 2013

Notification of Paper Acceptance/ Revision February 22nd 2013

Final version                                                    March 8th 2013

Thank you and looking forward to greeting you in Brazil.


Dr. Yasser Hosni, PE

Co-Chair, IAMOT 2013 conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil, April 14-18, 2013

IIE Fellow, Professor Emeritus

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Fl. 32816

(407) 545-6062


CFP: Building Sustainable Communities

Building Sustainable Communities

The 5th ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference

22–24 April 2013, pill Kyoto, store Japan

Call for Papers

Kaleidoscope 2013 Building Sustainable Communities is the fifth in a series of peer-reviewed academic conferences organized by ITU that brings together a wide range of views from universities, industry and research institutions of different fields. The aim of Kaleidoscope conferences is to identify emerging developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) at an early stage to generate successful products and services through the development of international and open standards.

Future technologies should be designed to enhance the quality of human life. Kaleidoscope 2013 will, therefore, highlight multidisciplinary aspects of future ICTs including future services and applications demand as well as socio-economic, cultural, ethical, legal, and sustainable development policy aspects of communities of the future.

ICTs can be used as a catalyst for transforming life to meet the challenges of the new millennium, including global economic and financial crises, high unemployment rates, accessibility issues, global diseases, food availability and distribution, climate change, environmental disasters, energy consumption, transport systems, safety, security, and welfare.

Sustainable communities will combine human-oriented technologies and human values.

Besides technical issues, building sustainable communities also raises ethical concerns such as responsibility for future generations and for the environment, as well as for data and information privacy. Therefore, an improved understanding of technology, its suitable application, and a high consideration of its potential consequences are necessary.

To address these issues, and for a co-evolution of technology and sustainable communities, standards are indispensable. Developing these standards will require concerted global efforts by inter-sectoral stakeholders. This conference will help to further such collaborations.

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Paper Development Workshop – June 25-28 2012 in France

Paper Development Workshop – June 25-28 2012

 Call for Papers [PDF]

We are pleased to announce the organization of the KTO paper development for doctoral students and young researchers, story which will be held at SKEMA Business School in Sophia Antipolis (French Riviera), buy cialis June 25-28, 2012. The objective is to enhance the research skills and the publication likelihood of promising scholars who seek to publish in the fields of strategy, international business, organization or entrepreneurship in relation with innovation and knowledge. The workshop will combine seminars by international scholars with high publication experience and an active engagement in journal editing and discussion session on the paper presented by participants.


Gautam Ahuja (University of Michigan)

Ludovic Dibiaggio (SKEMA Business School)


Confirmed faculty members:

– Stefano Brusoni (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich).

– Lars Frederiksen ( Aarhus University).

– Olivier Bertrand (SKEMA Business School).

– Giovanni Valentini (Bocconi University).


Application procedure
The School will admit 20-25 student participants. Applications will be selected through an evaluation of the most promising papers.

You are invited to submit a paper in development for publication or an extended abstract and a CV no later than April 30 2012 by email to Admitted candidates will be notified by May 20. A waiting list of other candidates will be established.

Call for papers – IJIOME

Harm-Jan writes:

I am guest-editor for a special issue of the International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education on PhD Education in Information and Operations Management and related areas. This includes technology management. It would be very interesting to me to get papers from the IAMOT community on their experiences with PhD education and supervision.


You can find the call for papers here: