Prof N Ekekwe – our Founder – and Dr Nazrul Islam are working on two book projects. One is listed below and will be published by IGI Global. The book official page is here. He wants to do a case study on three African companies. Could you nominate innovative startups, rampups or speedup firms in the continent that can make this study and eventually the book. Email [email protected] or call any of our offices in Nigeria or just note them in the comment section.
Disruptive Technologies, Innovation and Global Redesign
Prof (Dr) Ndubuisi Ekekwe, African Institution of Technology, USA & Babcock University, Nigeria
Dr. Nazrul Islam, Aberystwyth University, UK
Proposals Submission Deadline: January 11, 2011
Full Chapters Due: March 11, 2011
Submission Date: June 30, 2011
IntroductionIn the last few years, most parts of the world have morphed into an electronically interdependent economic unit where a disruption in one marketplace affects the others. New technologies have emerged, transforming the ways we do business and, consequently, redesigning the world. Innovation in disruptive technologies pushes new and more agile firms to set new benchmarks, and forces established companies to incorporate evolving breakthroughs into their models or re-invent themselves to stay competitive.
Innovation thus remains a key driver in wealth creation, but the way it happens is changing as a result of new technologies, processes and tools. As social media networks advance, outsourcing ideas to the crowd has become common, while inter-company R&D that pools resources together is a new normal. From agriculture to print media, finance to mortgage and across sectors, industries, and disciplines, the world is being redesigned. The emerging implications are enormous—less energy for processing natural resources, less waste in processed raw materials—and these translate to positive effects on the environment. Yet, few research works exist about these developments, despite the exponential growth rate of new technologies with the potential to massively impact business and society.
Objective of the book
Accordingly, this project will assemble an edited collection of chapters on disruptive technologies, innovation, and the overall global redesign. The main objective of the book is to provide comprehensive evidence of research, case studies, practical and theoretical papers on the issues surrounding disruptive technologies, innovation, global redesign and their implications. The book will serve as a valuable resource on emerging and disruptive technologies, innovation and general global redesign.
This book will be a useful reference for academics, students, policy-makers and professionals in the fields of emerging and disruptive technologies, innovation, economic planning, technology and society, technology transfer, and general technology management.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Different areas of global redesign: political, economic, institutional, etc as a result of new technologies and innovation
- Different types of emerging technologies
- Overview of disruptive technologies and their impacts
- The patterns of modern innovation: open innovation, crowdsourcing, etc
- Global overview of emerging innovations
- Technology clustering and transfer
- Innovation and government policies
- Relevant topics on innovation, technologies and global redesign
- Technology mapping
- Social network analysis
- Promise and pitfalls of process and production technologies, process economics
- Infrastructures (education, research and industry) as they relate to new technologies
- Models on technology transfer and diffusion trajectories
- Technology as drivers for knowledge economy (KE) in developing and emerging nations
- Case studies on global new technology programs
- Management of disruptive technologies
- Disruptive technology roadmapping
- Legislative frameworks and legal issues on technology transfer
- Environment and climate issues associated with disruptive technologies
- Disruptive technology forecasting
- Indicators for new technology assessment
- Emerging diffusion paradigm of disruptive technologies
- Virtual education, collaboration and technology flow from developed nations
- Development and funding models from continental and global institutions like IMF, World Bank, IFC, ADB, AfDB, NEPAD, African Union, European Union, etc for technology and innovation
- Disruptive innovations in NGO and intergovernmental organizations?
- Legal, climate change, policy, etc issues on emerging technologies
- Technology clusters and incubation centers
- Entrepreneurship in disruptive technologies
- Sustainability of programs focusing disruptive technologies in developed, developing and emerging nations
- Roles and national technology policies as they pertain to adoption and diffusion
Academics, researchers, policymakers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 11, 2011 a 2-3 page manuscript proposal detailing the background, motivations and structure of the proposed chapter by clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposal.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 31, 2011 on the status of their proposals and sent chapter organizational guidelines.
Full chapters are due by March 11, 2011 and should range from 7,000-8,000 words in length. All submitted chapters will be peer-reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
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,” and “IGI Publishing” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 11, 2010
Notification of Acceptance by January 31, 2011
Full Chapter Submission: March 11, 2011
Review Result Returned: 31 May 2011
Revised Chapter Submission: 30 June 2011
Final Notification of Acceptance: 30 July 2011
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