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"Assessing the digital economy: aims, frameworks, pilots, results, and lessons" by Nagy Hanna "discusses the motivations for a holistic assessment of the digital economy. It outlines the pilot assessment program initiated by the World Bank Group and describes the assessment frameworks, tools, and processes deployed in selected pilot countries."  Click to view a presentation, delivered by the author to staff and alumni of the World Bank, which complements and contextualizes the research.

Interview with the Editor-in-Chief

Illustration © Nagy Hanna. All rights reserved.“The old ways have worn themselves out. We are having both a crisis of democracy and a climate crisis. They are both the result of a limited way of thinking.” Professor Elias Carayannis, Editor-in-Chief, expounds on this idea in a 2020 interview with Riconfigure here. 

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The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship publishes the following collections on topics of special interest. 

NEW! Design Thinking: Challenges and Opportunities
Publishing jointly with the Journal of the Knowledge Economy
Edited by Evangelos Grigoroudis and Elias G. Carayannis
Publishing 9 December 2018 onward
Open for submission!
Read the Call for papers here.

Creative Technologies
Edited by Richard Jochum and Elias G. Carayannis
Published 11 November 2016 through 13 June 2017

Innovation and Entrepreneurship as Sustainable Enterprise Excellence Triggers, Catalysts and Accelerators
Edited by Andy Neely, Rick Edgeman, Jacob Eskildsen, Elias G. Carayannis and Stavros Sindakis
Published 16 January 2016 through 17 May 2016

Entrepreneurial Dynamics and Innovation Strategies
Edited by Dimitri Uzunidis and Blandine Laperche 
Published 14 January 2014 through 27 January 2015

Call for Papers: Special collection on Design Thinking

The term 'design thinking' refers to an emerging holistic practice inspired by the architectural tradition. It encompasses people, culture, and technological dynamics in formulating business solutions. 

The Editors invite submissions to a special collection that will survey the emerging challenges and opportunities that attend design thinking, through the lens of innovation and entrepreneurship. In keeping with the Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s commitment to looking “across time and space,” we encourage submissions that take historical and geographical context into account.

Topics could include, but are not limited to: 
•         Digital transformation in concert with design thinking
•         Design thinking’s impact on business model innovation
•         Dynamics among people, culture, and technology through a design-thinking lens
•         Innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in design-thinking context
•         Design thinking’s place in quadruple/quintuple innovation helix architecture
•         Design thinking’s role in achieving smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth

A special collection is akin to a special issue, but it is published online without page constraints. Submissions are currently being evaluated on an ongoing basis, with no set deadline.

Please click here to learn more! 

Special collection: "Creative Technologies"

New Content ItemWhat role does art education play in sparking creativity and entrepreneurship? And as digital and emerging creative technologies dramatically change how art is taught from one year to the next, how does such innovation affect how we learn to create? Our Creative Technologies collection explores the art of teaching and the teaching of art, focusing on the impact of innovative technology on art education and the issues that this technology raises. Artists, designers, educators, and technologists engage in this ongoing conversation at the intersection of theory and practice. 

Edited by Elias G. Carayannis (George Washington University, USA) and Richard Jochum (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA).
To read more special collections, click here.

Aims and scope

The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is dedicated to exchanging the latest academic research and practical findings on all aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship in spatial context and over time. The journal explores why some regions grow and others stagnate; considers the dynamics of entrepreneurship in global context, with an eye toward emerging markets; and evaluates the effects and implications of innovation and entrepreneurship in a transdisciplinary context that takes both historical evolution and geographical location into account.

The Journal addresses questions driving policy and decision-making at the company, industry, national and regional levels–Which cultural traits foster or impede innovation? How is wealth distributed and concentrated?–and probes whether innovation emerges differently across such sectors as health, education, technology, and the social and physical sciences. Articles analyze patterns, triggers, catalysts and accelerators to innovation, gauging their impact on future research, practice, and policy.

The Journal also takes interest in the ways that technology and the new organizational approaches it often enables are impacting the field of education, broadly considered in all of its forms to include a spectrum of age-specific (pre-K through post-secondary and career training) and traditional physical structures, as well as online and blended models. 

The Editors of the Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship welcome submissions from researchers and practitioners working in a wide variety of fields, particularly those that probe the relationships and interdependencies among innovation, political regime, economic and social development, and the intersection of technology and education.

JIAE in context

The Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an integral part of an ecosystem of publications developed by Elias Carayannis and Springer Nature. Featuring journals (hybrid and Open Access), monograph series, and large-scale reference works, these projects explore a wide range of topics relating to development of regions, institutions, organizations, policies, and management practices, with particular emphasis on the impacts of emerging technologies, education, and knowledge creation on economic, social, and environmental sustainability. We encourage authors and readers alike to join the community and contribute ideas and content. For more information, please contact Elias Carayannis and/or explore the links below as well as the Arts, Research, Innovation and Society series, the Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defenseand the Palgrave Studies in Democracy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for Growth series.

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Read More about Technology, Innovation and Education

In 2016, the journal expanded its scope to encompass a special emphasis on technology, innovation and education. Articles previously published by the complementary SpringerOpen journal Technology, Innovation and Education may be read in their entirety here.

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