RTM – Call For Papers – Special Issue: The Evolving Workforce in R&D and Innovation

RTM Journal

Research-Technology Management welcomes articles that explore factors shaping the R&D and innovation workforces.

The pandemic is accelerating many trends that were already in progress (for example, remote work) and challenging others (for example, the globalization of R&D). RTM is interested in articles that shed light on new ways of working and how companies are employing them.

RTM is actively seeking papers on the following topics:

  • How R&D and innovation teams are working differently
  • How companies are embracing and adapting to remote work and rethinking their workforce requirements
  • How companies are adapting innovation tools for remote work (for example, customer insights)
  • What role Open Innovation is playing in the evolving world
  • How companies can develop an organizational culture that supports and promotes evolving ways of working

Papers and case studies should highlight specific, firsthand examples of how companies are adapting their workforce, their workplace culture, and their R&D and innovations processes. Submissions should include data on the practices, companies’ experience with them, adaptations to make them successful, and managerial lessons learned/practical implications.

RTM articles are concise and practice oriented. Ideal submissions offer concrete examples and data to support theories about invention and innovation, the management of technology and capabilities to support innovation, or the process of portfolio selection and management. Successful submissions will offer readers practical information they can put to work immediately.

We prefer submissions at around 4,000–4,500 words, although we will occasionally publish truly groundbreaking pieces as long as 5,000 words. Articles should be submitted via our Editorial Manager system at https://www.editorialmanager.com/rtm/default.aspx. For submission requirements and author’s guidelines, visit us at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/urtm20/current.

For more information about this call or to join our email list to receive notification when calls for papers are released, please email RTM’s managing editor, Tammy McCausland, at mccausland@iriweb.org.