Special Issue "Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Fostering Innovations in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises"

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390). This special issue belongs to the section "Financial Mathematics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Varun Gupta
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1. Multidisciplinary Research Centre for Innovations in SMEs (MrciS), GISMA University of Applied Sciences, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
2. Department of Digital Innovation, GISMA University of Applied Sciences, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: software engineering; business model innovation; innovation management
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Prof. Dr. Chetna Gupta
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Department of Computer Science Engineering, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida 201014, India
Interests: software engineering; distributed software engineering; search based software engineering; project management; innovation management and cloud computing
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Ferreras
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Facultad de Informática, Universidad Pontifica de Salamanca, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: management of innovation in information technologies and communications
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Dr. Leandro Ferreira Pereira
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BRU-Iscte - Business Research Unit (IBS), Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon, Lisboa 1649004, Portugal
Interests: business strategy; project management; complex problem-solving; business impact and knowledge management
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Dr. Lawrence Peters
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1. Software Consultants International Limited, Auburn, WA, USA
2. Software Project Management, EMSE Program, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Startups operate in highly competitive and fluctuating markets, and continuous innovation is key to their survival. Continuous innovation can take various forms, such as through business model innovation. This requires startups to be highly responsive to opportunities in the marketplace. These opportunities could spur radical or incremental innovations. This ability to foster innovation comes from the dynamic capabilities of the startup. This Special Issue aims to disseminate research that highlights how startups could continuously innovate in fluctuating markets and, most importantly, how they continuously build their dynamic capabilities. The focus is to highlight the research from an engineering perspective with observed business impacts (business perspective). The innovation requires startups to generate ideas, test these ideas, and finally commercialise them. The innovations in startups are executed through continuous experimentations where hypotheses related to ideas, products, technologies, market selections, or any business processes are validated before they are executed in reality. The continuous experimentation is thus based on rigorous mathematical models. This Special Issue will disseminate innovation-related research pertaining to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) supported by rigorous mathematical models.

This Special Issue disseminates the extended version of accepted and presented papers in the “International Conference on Innovation Management in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Practice, Strategies, and Impacts (IMSMEs-2023)”Potsdam, Germany. The International conference is organized by the Multidisciplinary Research Center for Innovations in SMEs (MRCiS), GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam, Germany, in collaboration with INSERAS Research Group, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain, on 24–25 August 2023. The conference will be at GISMA University of Applied Sciences, Think Campus, Konrad-Zuse-Ring 11, 14469 Potsdam, Germany. More information about the conference can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3NmgK1N.  

The SI also invites other researchers who cannot take part in the conference to submit their research papers falling within the SI’s scope.  

Dr. Varun Gupta
Prof. Dr. Chetna Gupta
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ferreras
Dr. Leandro Ferreira Pereira
Dr. Lawrence Peters
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