Call for Papers (Special Issue)

Title: Global Economy and Strategy:Knowledge and Innovation

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The Special Issue will focus on the discovering of new ways for economy development based on knowledge and innovation solving raising globalissues. Despite the importance of globalization and its incontestable impact on international economy (Akram et al. 2011), the latest changes reflected in increase of trade barriers and introduction of political and economicsanctions have stimulated world's defragmentation and encouraged scientific investigation of highly recognized sources of local, regional and international economy development based on knowledge and innovation.

A term “Knowledge economy” was popularized by Peter Drucker in his book The Age of Discontinuity. Over the past decade, internationalcollaboration for sharing knowledge and innovation became essential for global economy development (Mostafa, 2017). Knowledge management is the system that is in use to manage and transfer the information or knowledge among people within an organization, and also can be defined as the organizational efforts designed to capture knowledge; convert personal knowledge to group-available knowledge; connect people to people, people to knowledge, knowledge to people, and knowledge to knowledge; and measure that knowledge to facilitate management of resources and help understand its evolution. Knowledge therefore became a very valuable competitive resource, since it fosters innovation and creates a sustainable competitive advantage for the company (Yusof et al. 2012).

Knowledge management is important in the context of the high technology development (Ambrusevic, 2014), which has become an important factor forinternational trade (McIntyre, 2005; Passera, 2004; LiPuma, 2006;Mohrman, Ma & Baker, 2008; Ackers, 2008; Mayer & Ottaviano, 2008). Scientists analyzing current economic processes note that use of technologyraises productivity in all sectors of economy, and the reasons are following:

- technology enhances cost optimization and processes of activity coordination, and decreasing costs increase productivity (Bresnahan &Trajtenberg, 1995);

- technology allows to offer new products or services to the market, emphasizing easy to use, time saving, quality and other advantages (Brynjolfsson, Dick & Smith, 2010);

- technology leads to positive change not only internally, but also externally (spillover-effects), which promotes faster knowledge exchange (Roemer,1997);

- technology promotes experience, knowledge and technology exchange between different industries, which increases variety of production (Welfens& Vogelsang, 2008);

- technological innovation is considered as a major force in economic growth and focuses on some of the most distinctive features of innovation in the highly industrialized economies (Rosenberg, 2004).

We invite submissions that provide theoretical or empirical contributions to a broad range of related topics. The following list is not exhaustive:

•  Training strategies in the management of knowledge
•  Principles and practices applying knowledge management
•  Knowledge management for businesses and individuals
•  Knowledge management on learning in government and non-profit organizations
•  Training impact on knowledge management and organizational performance
•  Learning and knowledge management solutions
•  Quality and effectiveness of knowledge management transfer
•  Knowledge management platform
•  Understanding of knowledge management on organizational learning
•  Knowledge transfer perspective
•  High-technology and knowledge-based sectors' development
•  Innovation economics
•  Innovation and economic growth
•  Innovation management and technology research

Contributors are highly encouraged to come up with research that improves understanding of the innovation and knowledge management including developing tools, systems and awareness among employees that should become an important organizational practice, and covering broader spectrum of knowledge-based economy creation resulting in areas of higher education, high technology and others knowledge-intensive industries.We value different methodologies and suggest that potential authors think of this Special Issue as an outlet for the forward-thinking discussion of doing business in the rapidly changing world.

Submission Process

Papers submitted must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication in other academic journals. The deadline for manuscript submission is August 30, 2019 but earlier submissions are appreciated. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 20 double-spaced letter (or A4) pages  (including references and appendices) typed in Times New  Roman 12 pt font with 1-inch (25 mm) margins on all sides.  Please see the JMTI Special Issue template for more details.

Manuscripts for this Special Issue must be submitted at https://www2.ia-engineers.org/JMTI/index.php/jmti/announcement/view/13 and follow the author guidelines (https://www2.ia-engineers.org/JMTI/index.php/jmti/about/submissions#authorGuidelines) indicate in the cover letter that you are targeting the Special Issue. 

All submissions will go through the JMTI regular double-blind review process following standard norms and procedures. For more information about this call for papers, please contact Nikolaj Ambrusevic, Guest Editor-in-Chief ofthe Special Issue
(nikolajambrusevic.ambrusevic@henley.ac.uk) 
or Rong Zhang, JMTI Editor-in-Chief(zhang@nishitech.ac.jp).

About the Guest Editor-in-Chief of the Special Issue

Dr. Nikolaj Ambrusevic is an experienced educator lecturing Marketing, Management, International Business and Economics. Nikolaj holds a PhD in Economics and has two Master’s - in Business Administration and in International Law. He works as an Associate Professor at several higher education institutions in his home country, Lithuania, and is a seasonal lecturer at Henley Business School at the University of Reading, United KingdomPreviously, he worked for multinational and global market intelligence companies specializing in technology, automotive, travel, construction, oil & gas mining, and other industrial verticals across CEE & CIS countries. He is the author of multiple articles and proceedings at international conferences. Traditionally, his research investigates processes of internationalization developing sector of high technology.

References

Ackers, L. 2008. Internationalisation, Mobility and Metrics: a New Form of  Indirect Discrimination? Minerva 46(4): 411–435.

Akram, M. Ch., Asim, M. F., Khyser, M. B. D. & Iqra A. 2011. Globalization and its Impact on the World Economy Development. International Journal of Business and Social Science 23(2): 291297.

Ambrusevic, N. 2014. Public-private Partnership Developing Sector of High Technology in Lithuania. International Journal of Business and Management Studies, 3(1): 337346.

Bresnahan, T., Trajtenberg, M. (1995). General Purpose Technologies "Engines of Growth"? Journal of Econometrics, 65(1): 83108.

Brynjolfsson, E.; Dick, A.; Smith, M. 2010. A Nearly Perfect Market? Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Springer 8(1): 1–33.

LiPuma, J. A.  2006.  Independent  Venture  Capital,  Corporate  Venture  Capital,  and  the  Internationalisation Intensity of  Technology-based Portfolio  Forms,  International Entrepreneurship and Management  Journal 2(2): 245–260.

Mayer, T.; Ottaviano, G. I. P.  2008. The  Happy  Few:  theInternationalisation  of European  Firms. New  Facts Based on Firm-level Evidence, Intereconomics 43(3): 135–148.

McIntyre, J. 2005. Working and  Re-working  the Conceptual and Geographical Boundaries of Governance and International Relations, Systemic Practice and Action Research 18(2): 173–220.

Mohrman, K.; Ma, W.;  Baker, D.  2008.  The  Research  University  in  Transition:  the  Emerging  Global Model, Higher Education Policy 21(3): 5–27.

Mostafa, I. (2017). Competitive Advantage in the Knowledge Economy. The World Bank.

Passera, C. 2004. The Enlarged EU: Economic Integration, Financial Development, and Business Opportunities for Foreign Banks, Transition Studies Review 11(3): 17–27.  

Roemer, J. 1997. Equality of Opportunity: a  Theory and Applications. Cambridge: Harward University Press, 354 p.

Rosenberg, N. 2004. Innovation and Economic Growth. Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Welfens, P. J. J.; Vogelsang, M. 2008. Concepts and Theory, inInternationalisation of European ICT activities (ed. Meijers, H.). Heidelberg: New York, Springer, 375 p.

Yusof, A. N. M., Ahmad, N., Nirmala & Lishudzaimah. (2012). Quality and Effectiveness of Knowledge Management Transfer using of Mentor-mentee Program and on Job Training in Work Place. 2012 International Conference on Innovation Management and Technology Research: 50-55.