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Call for papers

Int. J. of Innovation and Regional Development

Special Issue on: "Knowledge Intelligence and Innovation for a Sustainable Growth – KnowInG"

Guest Editor:
Fernando Ferri, Patrizia Grifoni and Caterina Praticò, CNR-IRPPS, Italy

The considerable economic crisis is raising new challenges for the different sectors of the European and, in particular, Mediterranean regions, involving cultural, social and economic factors aimed to be used creativity to develop new knowledge and innovation in production, business activities, policies, culture and social environments.
The project, "Knowledge Intelligence and Innovation for a Sustainable Growth - KnowInG" (funded by the STC programme MED), promotes the enhancement of cooperation among key institutional and economic actors and the “knowledge economy” by launching a transnational dialogue platform on policies, tools and strategies for attracting and creating “innovation". Creativity, policies, tools, actors, knowledge and innovation are the axes of research of the project.
In this context, starting from experiences of the project, this special issue aims to stimulate scientific debate for the emergence of new models of policies involving actors from local to transnational levels, and new tools enhancing processes of knowledge building and sharing using virtual innovation environments.
Professors, scientists and researchers from public and private research institutions and universities are invited to submit their contributions.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
• From local to transnational strategies and policies for innovation: theories, methodologies and models
• Policies for innovation: case studies, guidelines and best practices
• Economic, social and cultural issues of local and transnational policies on innovation
• Knowledge economy/integration, innovative companies and clusters
• Actors of innovation: case studies
• Higher education system and production system synergies for knowledge, creativity and innovation
• Virtual and real communities on innovation, creativity and knowledge
• Internet of the future, creativity, knowledge and innovation
• Tools for innovation: case studies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.


Important Dates

Manuscripts due: EXTENDED from 28 February, 2013 to 8th March 2013
Acceptance notification: 30 March, 2013
Final manuscripts due: 30 April, 2013

Editors and Notes

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please go to Online Submissions of Papers. If you experience any problems submitting your paper online, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , describing the exact problem you experience. Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the names of the Guest Editors