International Journal of Innovation Studies

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ISSN: 2096-2487
CN: 10-1440/G3
e-ISSN: 2589-2975

International Journal of Innovation Studies

Open access

The International Journal of Innovation Studies (IJIS) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to advance theoretical and practical knowledge on innovatio...

The International Journal of Innovation Studies (IJIS) is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to advance theoretical and practical knowledge on innovation.

The Nature of Innovation
Innovation is imperative in today's academic research, but in nature, it defies linear analysis and traditional management methods. What are the characteristics of organizations that stimulate successful innovation? How can managers create an environment in which innovation thrives? How do political leaders and decision makers differentiate between sinkholes and fertile ground when allocating resources for creative work? How can business harness this illogical, unpredictable force that can be as frustrating as it is valuable?

Interdisciplinary Insight on Innovation
During its emerging era, the field of innovation studies was populated by "immigrants" from other disciplines. It thus became intrinsically interdisciplinary in nature - an intellectual "melting pot" characterized by diversity and an eclectic borrowing of cognitive resources from others. In the IJIS, we invite interdisciplinary researchers from economics, sociology, management studies, and psychology to put forth their insights on innovations, so as to promote the incorporation of a broad and heterogeneous mix of research activities, as well as a fruitful intercourse with social scientists from different disciplines and fields.

The Future of Innovation Studies
In the past, we have witnessed how innovation changes the world: an earth flattened by the internet and upheavals in the music industry, reading habits, and social networking by innovative companies such as Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. Yet, innovation studies as a discipline have largely failed to develop new research methods for understanding innovations of the 21st century. Thus, how can scholars in innovation studies follow up on future technology and its impacts? In this new era, governments may also need to adopt a more entrepreneurial approach towards innovation policy; hence, researchers in innovation studies must provide a better understanding of the interaction between policy-making and innovation activities. The IJIS invites scholars to look forward and discuss future directions of innovation studies.

Main Subjects Covered:

  • The Brain and Innovation
  • Corporate Innovation System
  • Creating Innovators
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Evolutionary or Schumpeterian Economics
  • History of Innovation
  • Incentives of Innovative People
  • Innovation and Development
  • Innovation and Organizational Change
  • Innovation and Sustainability
  • Innovation Policy
  • Knowledge Management and Innovation
  • Management of Innovation
  • Managing Open Innovation
  • Micro Foundations of Innovation
  • National Innovation System
  • Philosophy of Innovation
  • Project Management of Innovation
  • Psychology of Innovation
  • R&D and Innovation
  • Regional Innovation System
  • Sectoral Innovation System
  • Strategic Management and Innovation
  • Total Innovation Management
  • User Innovation

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The Science Press was officially established on 1 August 1954. It is the core member of China Science Publishing Group and also the largest comprehensive sci-tech publishing organization in China.The Company owns a number of national key journals such as Science China Press and Science Bulletin (collectively called "Two Journals" for short) and Nat...

The Science Press was officially established on 1 August 1954. It is the core member of China Science Publishing Group and also the largest comprehensive sci-tech publishing organization in China.
The Company owns a number of national key journals such as Science China Press and Science Bulletin (collectively called "Two Journals" for short) and National Science Review. Of these journals, National Science Review is a high-end comprehensive academic journal whose latest impact factor reaches 8.843, comfortably ranking fifth among multi-disciplinary comprehensive journals in the world. In addition, the Company also owns a variety of other high-level and high-quality journals. Currently, the Company publishes more than 300 titles of journals per year, of which 70 are in English language, 47 are included in Science Citation Index, 53 are included in EI. Therefore, the Company's journal portfolio is also honored as the "National Team" in China's sci-tech journal publishing area.

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With the motto of "Self-discipline and Social Commitment" and the spirit of "Actions Speak Louder Than Words", Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development. As one of China's most prestigious and influential universities, Tsinghua is committed to cultivating global citizens who will thrive in today's world and become tomorrow's leaders. Through the pursuit of education and research at the highest level of excellence, Tsinghua is developing innovative solutions that will help solve pressing problems in China and the world.
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