CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS: Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems

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CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018
Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems
A book edited by Professor Brychan Thomas (University of South Wales) and Dr Lyndon Murphy (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Introduction
The concept of social capital has a considerable body of literature available to aid its understanding and the identification of its presence. Nevertheless, forms of social capital such as bonding and bridging social capital are less frequently explored in the literature. Research investigating social capital, especially its existence and the extent of its presence, often has a macro-scale focus. Furthermore, social capital as a concept is a comparatively recent addition to the regional economic and innovation literature. Facets of social capital are generally acknowledged to include trust, collaboration, cooperation, as well as bridging and bonding social network ties, and reciprocity. In this edited book, the concept of innovation will be broken down into its main components. The rationale for such disaggregation is to provide a basis for an in-depth analysis of innovation indicators. The choice of components can be said to represent a spectrum of innovation activity from technology-based (traditionally measured) innovation through to hidden innovation and social innovation.

Objective of the Book
Facets of social capital are generally acknowledged to include trust, collaboration, cooperation, as well as bridging and bonding social network ties, and reciprocity. In this edited book, the concept of innovation will be broken down into its main components. The rationale for such disaggregation is to provide a basis for an in-depth analysis of innovation indicators. The choice of components can be said to represent a spectrum of innovation activity from technology-based (traditionally measured) innovation through to hidden innovation and social innovation.

Target Audience
The target audience will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of innovation and social capital in various disciplines. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with innovation and social capital in different work communities and environments. Potential uses and contexts will be for research, scholarship, study and academic inquiry to be utilised by students, researchers and scholars in the area of innovation and social capital but also for policy makers and practitioners.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Innovation and social capital
  • The concept of social capital
  • Forms of social capital
  • Bonding social capital
  • Bridging social capital
  • Social capital and regional development
  • Social capital and innovation systems
  • Social capital in organizational ecosystems
  • Trust, collaboration and cooperation
  • Trust as capital
  • Human capital development
  • Trust in organizational ecosystems
  • Bridging and bonding social network ties, and reciprocity
  • Innovation and social capital components
  • Spectrum of innovation activity
  • Traditionally measured innovation
  • Hidden/organizational innovation
  • Social innovation
  • Social capital and tacit knowledge
  • Network capital
  • Linking social capital
  • Social capital and economic regeneration

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before February 28, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 30, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 30, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.

Publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates
February 28, 2018: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 30, 2018: Notification of Acceptance
June 30, 2018: Full Chapter Submission
August 30, 2018: Review Results Returned
October 15, 2018: Final Acceptance Notification
October 30, 2018: Final Chapter Submission

Editorial Advisory Board Members:
Name, Affiliation, Country – to be confirmed

Inquiries can be forwarded to:

Professor Brychan Thomas
University of South Wales
Email: brychan.thomas@southwales.ac.uk

Dr Lyndon Murphy
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Email: ljmurphy@cardiffmet.ac.uk

 

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