INBAM 2013 Conference and Service Business An International Journal – New Collaborative Paradigms in Services
Call for Papers:
Guest editors: Rodolfo Baggio (Bocconi University) and Sofia Reino (CIC Research Institute)
The deadline for submissions to the special issue is December 15, 2012
The business world has begun to realize the value of collaborative decision?making and innovation through joint effort. The entrepreneur is no longer merely a lone pioneer striding out into the unknown accompanied by nothing more than guile and know?how, but can form an integral part of a team within a larger structure. Growth, profitability and sources of new wealth can be outcomes of corporate entrepreneurship, along with competitive capability and strategic repositioning.
Innovative products or services are no longer merely the ideas of one ingenious scientist or designer but can be the result of the collective intelligence of many. At a firm level, innovation can occur not only in an outward direction but also inward both on a business to business level and on a business to customer level. Open innovation has been a collaborative means of survival for firms, particularly in hi?tech businesses, both in terms of sharing resources and patents and in terms of finding new sources for innovative ideas. Another step forward is the phenomenon of crowdsourcing; where firms offer up a problem to be solved by individuals or groups outside the firm. Open innovation as crowdsourcing is not without its problems and critics and this special issue aims to examine such aspects as part of this collaborative paradigm. As information becomes more readily available to the general public, open data and cloud computing are empowering people to shape their surroundings and gain greater access to information. Hi?tech service firms are putting the renewed interest in data sharing to good use and the appearance of so?called smart cities, where the most useful information is shared by a city’s inhabitants and visitors.
Service Business: An International Journal invites potential authors to present their research on topics related to this area for submission at the INBAM 2013 Conference to be held in Lisbon 2013 from June 17th to June 19th 2012.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Collaborative paradigms in service industries from a general perspective
- Developments in open innovation and co?innovation
- Crowdsourcing; evolution, concerns and future trends
- Collective decision?making in services by public and private enterprise
- The evolution of cloud computing and cloud computing services
- Open data and the advancement of smart cities
- Corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial teams in service firms
. Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://2013.inbam.net/