Research-Technology Management (RTM) Journal

Vol. 58, No. 5, September-October 2015
James A. Euchner, Editor-in-Chief
MaryAnne M. Gobble, Managing Editor


How to Thrive in the Era of Collaborative Services Entrepreneurship
Invited. Timothy Ogilvie describes how firms can cooperate to develop win-win business models for digitally enabled service innovation.

Developing Global Service Innovation Capabilities: How Global Manufacturers Address the Challenges of Market Heterogeneity
Vinit Parida, David Rönnberg Sjödin, Sambit Lenka, and Joakim Wincent report on a study of how 13 multinational companies developed global service innovation capabilities.

Digitalized Product-Service Systems in Manufacturing Firms: A Case Study Analysis
Christian Lerch and Matthias Gotsch describe how progressively more sophisticated digitalization can enable advanced services and generate growth.

Servitization and Competitive Advantage: The Importance of Organizational Structure and Value Chain Position
Oscar F. Bustinza, Ali Ziaee Bigdeli, Tim Baines, and Cindy Elliot report on a survey of multinational companies that explores the sources of competitive advantage in service innovation.



Government and industry debate how to encourage growth in US manufacturing...Smart roads for smart cars...Physicists find comfort in the corporate world...Bottom-up chemistry...other news.
Maryanne M. Gobble

From the Editor

Guest Editor Tim Baines highlights the importance of Exploring Service Innovation and the Servitization of the Manufacturing Firm.

Point of View

Haluk Demirkan and Jim Spohrer define the importance of T-Shaped Innovators: Identifying the Right Talent to Support Service Innovation.


Neil Gershenfeld talks with Jim Euchner about Atoms and Bits - Rethinking Manufacturing.

20/20 Foresight

Matt Prindible and Irene Petrick describe their experience Learning the Building Blocks of Service Innovation from SMEs


A look at Innovating Experience.

Innovation C-Scape

David Lester talks about Driving Servitization.

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Research-Technology Management is the award-winning, bi-monthly journal of the Industrial Research Institute, published since 1958. It contains peer-reviewed articles covering the entire spectrum of technological innovation, from research and development through product development to marketing. RTM is a leading source of knowledge and best practices on innovation management for leaders of research, development, and engineering worldwide. RTM Online is available to subscribers only. If you are not a subscriber, but interested in viewing a sample of selected RTM articles before acquiring a subscription, see our free access issue.

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RTM, IRI’s award-winning journal on the practice of innovation, is looking for new peer reviewers. We need dynamic individuals from IRI member organizations who can evaluate new submissions for their originality, rigor, and usefulness and provide detailed feedback to guide editorial decisions and shape revisions. 

As a peer reviewer, you’ll help RTM maintain its high standards, and get to be among the first to see what’s going on in the innovation management community. Are you interested in learning about issues of importance in innovation and technology management and gaining an edge on valuable practitioner-oriented strategies and techniques? Do you want to be part of a group of R&D leaders engaged in publishing the latest in R&D and innovation management? Join us! Experience with publishing is not required. 

Interested? Contact MaryAnne Gobble, RTM’s Managing Editor, to find out how you can help!