Special Issue "Technology Driven Innovation, Research Management and Policy Making"

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Miltiadis D. Lytras

1. School of Business, Deree—The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi Athens, Greece
2. Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Interests: cognitive computing; artificial intelligence; data science; bioinformatics; innovation; big data research; data mining; emerging technologies; information systems; technology driven innovation; knowledge management
Guest Editor
Prof. Anna Visvizi

1. School of Business, Deree—The American College of Greece, 6 Gravias Street GR-153 42 Aghia Paraskevi Athens, Greece
2. Effat University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Interests: smart cities; political economy of European integration, politics, economy, and security in Central Europe, Visegrad (V4) countries; global safety and security, including transatlantic relations, and theoretical dimensions of these processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The postindustrial era is characterized by a continuous quest for innovation. The evolution in ICTs and the latest developments in policy making recognize innovation as a complex construct where advanced management, sophisticated ICTs and sustainable policy making, are converging in order to justify a unique value proposition.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to disseminate recent and sound recent on technology driven innovation. In the focus of the Special Issue is on the emerging technologies and applications of our times, including:

  • Social networking technologies
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of things
  • Virtual reality
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Big data and analytics
  • 3D printing
  • Unmanned vehicles and drones
  • Sensors and 5G networks
  • Medical informatics
  • Smart cities technologies
  • Location-aware services

The relevant discussion is organized under a critical policy making lenses, favoring topics related to:

  • International innovation networks
  • International technology transfer
  • Research and development policies (at academia, industry, and business)
  • Regional studies on innovation policy design and implementation
  • Innovation as a social process
  • Innovation as enabler of sustainable social inclusive economic growth
  • Innovation management in innovation and research centers
  • Policies for sustainable impact of research and innovation
  • Cases studies of R&D projects
  • Critical technologies management

Prof. Dr. Miltiadis D. Lytras
Prof. Dr. Anna Visvizi
Guest Editors

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  • Innovation
  • Innovation management
  • Emerging technologies
  • International technology transfer
  • Innovation networks
  • Research
  • research management
  • Critical technologies
  • Smart cities
  • Innovation clusters
  • Smart education
  • Social inclusive economic growth

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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