RTM - Call for Papers - Special Issue: The Future of Global R&D

Research-Technology Management welcomes articles that explore factors shaping the future of global R&D.

For decades companies have benefited from globalization. Companies have realized both cost savings and access to new markets. Globalization is experiencing challenges and undergoing changes, which the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted. Companies are adapting accordingly. RTM is actively seeking papers on the following topics:

  • How new attitudes and business approaches are changing global R&D and innovation
  • How supply chains are being reshaped because of COVID-19 and what the long-term impacts will be
  • How companies are rethinking their global operations and what the impacts will be on globalization
  • How R&D and innovation teams are working differently

Papers and case studies should highlight companies’ perspectives about how globalization is changing in light of current pressures—political, pandemic, supply chain, economic, etc. Submissions should demonstrate companies’ experiences, what’s changing, adaptations, 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. 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.