Call for Chapters: Government Response to Disruptive Innovation: Perspectives and Examinations


Sam Edwards, Quinnipiac University, United States
James Masterson, Morehead State University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 24, 2022
Full Chapters Due: September 22, 2022


With the increasing pace of disruptive innovation, the world in general and governments in particular are experiencing challenges of adapting their systems to these new technologies. While the focus is on disruptive industries, these innovations also disrupt how governments regulate industries and technologies. The regulatory and policy choices governments and other regulatory bodies make have a profound impact on industry by decreasing or magnifying uncertainty. Moreover, many of these disruptive technologies offer opportunities and challenges to the way governments interact in their communities. Chapters will offer case studies on government responses to disruptive innovations from a wide array of countries. They may also address the effects on development of these innovations as a result of responses governments make. Chapters may examine any level of government, including international and regional institutions such as the European Union or non-governmental regulatory bodies such as an accrediting body.


The proposed book will serve as a point of reference for government officials and agencies about emergent trends in technology and the impacts these potentially have on governance. Discussions will include introductory synopsis of the technology, how the technology impacts specific government services, and how governments are responding to this changing environment, and the limitations they face, legal, budgetary, and political. Expects, including academic scholars, will find useful case studies for course materials illustrating government responses to disruptive innovations.

Target Audience

This book would be appropriate as a reference book for legal professionals, activists, and government employees. It will provide a practical guide to how public administrators are dealing with emergent disruptive technology issues. The book is unique in that it links the world of disruptive technology, law and political science. Moreover, since the book will have case studies from a wide range of countries it will help provide comparative information on how different jurisdictions approach disruptive technologies.

Recommended Topics

·Theoretical framework of disruptive technologies and government responses ·Innovations in food systems ·Autonomous vehicles ·Government use of technology for surveillance and the impact on privacy ·Privacy, speech, technology, and the private sphere (workplace surveillance, space tourism, right to repair, etc.) ·The use of technology to reduce inequality ·Digital interactions between citizens and governments: improving government services ·Education

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 24, 2022, 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 July 7, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 22, 2022, 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, Government Response to Disruptive Innovation: Perspectives and Examinations. 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 2023.

Important Dates

June 24, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
July 7, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
September 22, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
November 20, 2022: Review Results Returned
January 1, 2023: Final Acceptance Notification
January 15, 2023: Final Chapter Submission


Sam Edwards
Quinnipiac University

James Masterson
Morehead State University


Business and Management; Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Media and Communications; Security and Forensics; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities; Science and Engineering; Library and Information Science
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