Call for Chapters: Disruptive Technologies for Business Development and Strategic Advantage

Editors

Anatoly V. Zhuplev, Loyola Marymount University


Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
Full Chapters Due: May 30, 2017
Submission Date: October 30, 2017

Introduction

Proliferation of entrepreneurship, technological and business innovations, emerging social trends and lifestyles, employment patterns and other developments in the global context involve “creative destruction” that transcends geographic and political boundaries, economic sectors and industries. This creates a need for an interdisciplinary exploration of disruptive technologies, their impacts and implications for various stakeholders widely ranging from government agencies, to major corporations and SMEs, to consumer groups and individuals.

Objective

• Explore innovation, imitation and creative destruction as critical factors and agents of socio-economic growth and progress in the context of emerging challenges and opportunities for business development and strategic advantage.
• Analyze key product and technological developments and innovative business platforms trending over the past few decades.
• Examine key product and technological developments and innovative business platforms in their sectorial (across industries) and regional (global regions) and country impacts.
• Identify trends, impacts and implications of disruptive technologies for business and socio-economic development as well as strategic advantage on different levels.
• Discuss major emerging innovative products, disruptive technologies, and business platforms across units of analysis specified under the heading “Recommended topics”.


Target Audience

The book is designated as a reference source, background reading in university courses, research projects, industrial, economic, social, urban, innovative, legal, and other studies, as well as policy development. Moreover, by discussing emerging trends and dynamics in disruptive technologies, policy implications, and ramifications the book will provide insights for professionals, analysts, entrepreneurs, and business executives involved in strategic decision making associated with innovations and competitiveness.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Innovation, imitation and creative destruction as factors of socio-economic growth and progress: emerging challenges and opportunities for business development and strategic advantage.

• Key product and technological developments and innovative business platforms over the past few decades: patterns, dynamics (drivers and constraints) and trends:
o Product, sectorial aspect.
o Regional aspect: global, regional, country level.

• Disruptive technologies: trends, impacts and implications for business development and socio-economic development and strategic advantage.

• Major emerging innovative products, disruptive technologies, and business platforms:
o Manufacturing (aircraft, automotive, computer hardware, etc.).
o Non-manufacturing and service-based business models.
o Life sciences and life styles: medical care, recreation, healthy life styles, elderly.
o Technological breakthroughs in fossil and “green” energy.
o 3D printing.
o IT, telecommunications, and virtualization (telepresence, virtual reality, etc.)
o Imaging and implications for business, life styles, and governance.
o Sharing economy (Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, consumer goods, services).
o Long-distance/intercontinental logistics and transportation (airspace, aircraft, airlines, automotive [autonomous vehicles], express delivery):
o Urban (public transportation) in major metro areas.
o Automation (robotics).
o Global business aspects: globalization/regionalization of markets; globalization of production.
o E-commerce.
o Global and regional competitiveness.
o Disruptive technologies and business platforms, globalization and jobs.
o Disruptive technologies and business platforms, globalization and environment.
o Disruptive technologies and business platforms, globalization and sustainable development.
o Disruptive technologies and business platforms, globalization and water management.
o Disruptive technologies and business platforms, globalization and waste management.


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2017, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 5, 2017 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 30, 2017,, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Disruptive Technologies for Business Development and Strategic Advantage. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.
All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager at http://www.igi-global.com/submission/.


Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Important Dates

February 28, 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 5, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
May 30, 2017: Full Chapter Submission
July 30, 2017: Review Results to Chapter Authors
August 15, 2017: Final Acceptance Notification to Chapter Authors
August 30, 2017: Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors
September 15, 2017: Final Acceptance Notification to Chapter Authors
September 30, 2017: Submission of Final Chapters to editor


Inquiries

Anatoly Zhuplev, Loyola Marymount University
azhuplev@lmu.edu


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