Call for Chapters: Innovation Capabilities and Entrepreneurial Opportunities of Smart Working


Beatrice Orlando, University of Ferrara, Italy

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: May 22, 2023
Full Chapters Due: June 19, 2023


Since the Covid-19 outbreak, work and learning/teaching activities moved online, predominantly. Despite the indiscussed efficiency of smart working (SW) and distance learning (DL), some issue arisen, mostly regarding the effectiveness of these methods. As instance, some researches are underscoring that smart working may lead to an increased probability of burn-out. Other researchers were concerned with the low circulation and sharing of informal knowledge. Anyway, there are still few studies that investigate the negative and positive effects of SW and DL. Though, this theme will assume a paramount relevance in future, especially for its dramatic real impact on the business and social life.

This book aims to investigate this phenomenon broadly, in order to provide a fresh and ground-breaking knowledge that can be applied by decision makers to make informed decisions.


This book aims to explore the positive and the negative effects of the increasing and massive use of smart working and distance learning.

Target Audience

This book can be used by both scholars and practitioners to make informed decisions or to write ground-breaking research

Recommended Topics

1. efficiency and effectiveness of smart working/distance learning
2. interplay between tools and Sw/DL
3. Knowledge management and knowledge sharing related aspects
4. Impact on cognitive capabilities and social capabilities of individuals
5. real impact at social, economic, and business levels.
6. short and long run negative effects of SW/DL
7. Entrepreneurial and innovation opportunities of SW/DL
8. Entrepreneurial orientation and SW/DL
9. Digital innovation and SW/DL
10. Performance and SW/DL
11. differences between economies
12. New and future trends of research

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 22, 2023, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 19. 2023, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at 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, Innovation Capabilities and Entrepreneurial Opportunities of Smart Working. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

May 22, 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 19. 2023: Full Chapter Submission


Beatrice Orlando
University of Ferrara


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering
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