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E-ISSN 2312-9972 online
ISSN 2500-2597 online English

Leonid Gokhberg

Call for Contributions: Open and User Innovations in the Digital Age


Springer Nature Publishing in co-operation with Foresight and STI Governance Journal prepares the book "Open and User Innovation (OUI) – Potentials in the Digital Age". We kindly invite potential authors for chapter suggestions in the form of extended abstracts. Selected submissions (subject to relevant revision) will be considered also for publishing in Foresight and STI Governance.

Open and User Innovation – Potentials in the Digital Age

 Invitation for contributions to Book published by Springer Nature in Series “Science, Technology and Innovation Studies”, Editor: Prof., Dr. Leonid Gokhberg, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

Managing Editors:

Dr. Konstantin Fursov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Dr. Dirk Meissner, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Guest Editor:

Prof., Dr. Fred Gault, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht and Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa

Scope and objectives

The community has discussed open innovation (OI) and user innovation (UI) paradigms for many years resulting in substantial academic and practical literature. It appears that these concepts are reasonable to apply in explanation of innovation processes. Recent digitalization hype has influenced significantly economic and social development shifting focus towards new forms of innovation development and management. In this light, we invite scholars to provide their contribution to one of the following or related questions:

-       What are the impacts of digital technologies on OI and UI?

-       How to manage OI and UI in the Digital Age?

-       How new digital tools can help engagement of users and dissemination of innovation?

-       What are the next generation policies for OI and UI governance?

-       Which new indicators and data sources can be used to analyze OI and UI development?

-       Other issues (both theoretical and practical contribution) relevant to the potentials of OI and UI in the Digital Age.

Submission procedure

The book is intended for publication in the end of 2020. Papers to be considered should be submitted by email directly to the managing editors: ksfursov@hse.ru, dmeissner@hse.ru.

Timeline and Deadlines

Extended abstract submission (1 000 words) – 30 December 2019

Notification of acceptance – 20 January 2019

Submission of manuscripts – 20 March 2020

Reviews and final submissions – 20 May 2020 

Book issue – 10 December 2020

Other options

Selected submissions will be also recommended to Foresight and STI Governance journal indexed in Scopus (Q2).


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On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.
References are not compulsory. If you do, use consistent referencing, e.g. APA style:
John, P., Jones, S. & Jackson, N. (2001), Example paper title, Journal of Discoveries, 23(4), 56-78.


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