Innovation and Development Policy (IDP)
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Special Issue: Innovation Development and Digital Transformation
Alan Irwin, Copenhagen Business School
Lutao Ning, Queen Mary, University of London
Kaihua Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tara Qian Sun, Copenhagen Business School
Tara Qian Sun, Copenhagen Business School, email@example.com
Issues of innovation and development have become increasingly important in the policy- and strategy- making processes of both governments and enterprises, and have received globally growing attention from both policymakers and academia since the 1990s (Chen & Guan, 2011; Dominique & Caroline, 2019; Forsman, 2011; Guan & Chen, 2010; Mu, 2019; Mu et al., 2010; Rainer et al., 2019; Wang et al., 2015).
In the digital age, emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and social media have influenced the form and direction of innovation and development. For example, the use of Blockchain for transparency, traceability and responsibility has changed the innovation process and advanced sustainable development at firm, industry and national levels (Australian Government, 2020; Boucher, 2017; Corbett & Mellouli, 2017; Nguyen, 2016; OECD, 2019; Watson et al., 2010). The use of AI in both private and public sectors such as healthcare regarding diagnosis (Sun & Medaglia, 2019), medical imaging recognition, hospital governance and management, patients engagement management, and new drug development can promote health service innovation (Sun & Medaglia, 2017a, 2017b). The life of individuals, the innovative activities and development strategies of organizations, cities and countries, are affected by digital technologies and the pursuit of digital transformation for a better life, intelligent living environment, and innovative nations.
Thus, it is timely to publish a special issue on these topics in Innovation and Development Policy, which has published seminal papers on innovation and development in policy contexts (Dominique & Caroline, 2019; Forsman, 2011; Margaret, 2019; Mu, Chi, et al., 2019; Mu, Li, et al., 2019; Yukihide, 2019). We believe that an assessment of the adoption of digital technologies and digital transformation in multiple sectors can yield new theoretical and empirical insights on innovation and development. It is also important to analyze how the development process, mechanism and factors that influence the innovation and development policies may differ between public sectors and private sectors, and among different industries. The proposed special issue seeks to bring together papers that address these issues from a variety of perspectives and at multiple levels of analysis. Some themes that papers in the proposed special issue might address are:
Both quantitative and qualitative papers are welcome.
The editorial process will consist of three stages. In the first stage, papers will be sent for double-blind review to three reviewers. Authors whose papers receive a revise and re-submit will be invited to a special developmental workshop organized by the Guest Editors, which will be held at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China. Funding has been provided for this workshop, which will allow us to pay for accommodation and meals for one author and assigned discussants for each paper. Authors would then be invited to revise and resubmit their papers based on the reviewers’ comments and comments from workshop participants. The papers will be reviewed again externally, with final decisions made in the final stage.
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