RTM - Call for Papers - Special Issue: The Speed of Innovation

Research-Technology Management welcomes articles that explore factors shaping the speed of innovation.

Innovation is happening at a faster pace than ever before. New processes, ways of thinking, and business models are creating opportunities for companies to use speed to win in the marketplace. Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, simulation, and concurrent engineering and tighter integration of operations across functions, are among the practices helping to spur the speed of innovation. Much knowledge can be gleaned as companies forge new paths.

RTM is actively seeking papers on the following topics:

  • What companies are doing to increase the pace of innovation and get their products to market more quickly
  • How companies are commercializing faster––what they’re doing, the challenges of these approaches, successes, and lessons learned
  • How companies are using these tools to accelerate the front end of innovation
  • How companies are using tools like simulation and big data to innovate faster
  • How rapid innovation and commercialization are impacting quality

Papers and case studies should highlight specific, firsthand experiences in companies and provide data on what’s changing, the adaptations companies are making, the downsides of these practices, and managerial lessons learned/practical implications.

RTM articles are concise and practice oriented. Ideal submissions offer concrete examples and data to support theories about invention and innovation, the management of technology and capabilities to support innovation, or the process of portfolio selection and management. Successful submissions will offer readers practical information they can put to work immediately.

We prefer submissions at around 4,000–4,500 words, although we will occasionally publish truly groundbreaking pieces as long as 5,000 words. Articles should be submitted via our Editorial Manager system at https://www.editorialmanager.com/rtm/default.aspx. For submission requirements and author’s guidelines, visit us at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/urtm20/current.

For more information about this call or to join our email list to receive notification when calls for papers are released, please email RTM’s managing editor, Tammy McCausland, at mccausland@iriweb.org.