“Managing Values for Innovation: Cases, Methods, and Theories” – Special Issue of International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM)
Guest Editors: Henning Breuer, Florian Lüdeke-Freund, John Bessant
Full paper submission: between 1st July and 31st October 2020
Innovation research increasingly attends to the role that values and normative orientations play for innovation and its management. Newer streams such as responsible, social, and sustainable innovation result from an explicit orientation towards values and normative orientations, where values of privacy, equity, justice, safety, and further issues humans deeply care about serve as sources, levers, and orientation marks for innovation. However, reviewing the current literature reveals gaps in terms of empirical cases, applicable methods for researchers and practitioners, and theoretical frameworks.
Therefore, we invite researchers from various fields (e.g., innovation management, business and management studies, cultural studies, organisational psychology, sociology, or ethnography) and are interested in, for example:
– Empirical studies: Cases of values-based innovation in practise and evidence-based assessment of their impact.
– Innovation research methods: Analytical and empirical methods to elaborate upon the role of values in business organisations and their innovation projects and management.
– Innovation facilitation methods: How to work with values in innovation management and entrepreneurial settings. Success factors and failure in the design of facilitation methods and assessment of their impacts.
– Theoretical contributions: Theoretical frameworks explaining in how far values motivate and guide innovation and its management.
Find the full call for papers here:https://www.worldscientific.com/page/ijim/callforpapers02