Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CfPs: Special Issue on Linking Technology Foresight and Entrepreneurship; for Technological Forecasting & Social Change

Call for papers: Linking Technology Foresight and Entrepreneurship
Technological Forecasting and Social Change; ISSN: 0040-1625, Elsevier
Submission closing date: January 31st 2015

Guest Editors: M. Atilla Öner, Özlem Kunday; Yeditepe University, Turkey

Entrepreneurship has gained renewed attention of academicians as well as policy makers since early 1990s. The reason behind this interest is the role of entrepreneurship in innovation and value creation.  Various disciplines approach entrepreneurship from different perspectives to understand the insights of the journey that starts with idea generation and results in innovation driven economies.
The intersection of entrepreneurship and technology foresight promises to be one of the most popular fields of the 21st century.  There is a significant lack of knowledge and a need for interdisciplinary research on linking of technology foresight and entrepreneurship. The interaction of  entrepreneurship and technology foresight is inevitable and needs further attention.
Entrepreneurship and technology foresight are expected to initiate an increasing number of innovations in various economic sectors. Uncertainties in environmental, human health and safety effects associated with the increase of new technology introduced by entrepreneurial businesses raise concerns about their potential risks.
Entrepreneurship and technology foresight also raise more fundamental questions on the relationship between the entrepreneur and technology creation; and ethical, political and even religious dilemmas are put on the public agenda.
Understanding the dynamics of technology innovation and its subsequent exploitation in the value chain network (i.e., entrepreneurship) is in need of additional research.

Research questions
This special issue intends to improve the understanding of linking entrepreneurship and technology foresight. We are interested in contributions which look at the role of technology foresight in entrepreneurship.
Questions of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • What is the impact of entrepreneurship and technology foresight on global economy and how it will grow in the following decades?
  • Which factors affect the success of  entrepreneurship and technology foresight?
  • How effective are the public policies supporting entrepreneurship and technology foresight in different countries?
  • How can we model and measure risk and opportunity in entrepreneurship and technology foresight?
  • What are some issues and challenges in creating successful business strategies for the implementation of  technology foresight and intrapreneurship in companies?
  • How can we measure the effectiveness of R&D programs on technology foresight leading to intrapreneurship?
  • Which criteria can be used for the evaluation of funding/investment decisions of entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship  and technology foresight projects?
  • How can we measure value creation for customers by entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship and technology foresight?
  • What kind of mechanisms and partnerships affect the emergence of successful entrepreneurship and technology foresight outcomes?
  • How is power exercised during the process of starting a business and partnering research projects?
  • How would the relatively modern trend of assigning patent rights to universities impact diffusion of technology foresight practices and entrepreneurship leading to industrial growth?

We would want to encourage the submission of empirical papers. Conceptual, theoretical, or modeling papers (with reference to the specific phenomena identified above) are also welcomed.

Deadlines and Submission Instructions
Authors can submit their papers any time after July 1st 2014 and up until January 31st 2015. Online submission can be found at: http://ees.elsevier.com/tfs/default.asp . When asked to choose article type, please stipulate 'Special Issue: Foresight&Entr.ship' In the 'Enter Comments' box, the title of the Special Issue, along with any further acknowledgements, should be inserted.
All submissions should meet Technological Forecasting & Social Change author guidelines. http://www.elsevier.com/journals/technological-forecasting-and-social-change/0040-1625/guide-for-authors

Review Process
Papers will be reviewed following the regular Technological Forecasting and Social Change double-blind review process.

More Information
For additional information, please contact the special issue editors:
M. Atilla Öner maoner@yeditepe.edu.tr
Özlem Kunday okunday@yeditepe.edu.tr

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