[Journal] Call for Papers: IJTM (Special Issue on "Knowledge and Technology Management for Sustainable Development in Africa)
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[German title: [Journal] Aufruf für Artikel-Beiträge: IJTM (Spezialausgabe: Wissens- und Technologietransfer für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung in Afrika)]

International Journal of Technology Management  (IJTM)

Call For papers
Special Issue on: “Knowledge and Technology Management for Sustainable Development in Africa”

Guest Editor: Allam Ahmed, University of Sussex, UK

Abstract submission deadline:  November 15, 2007

The objectives of this special issue are to provide an overview of the important role of knowledge management in achieving sustainable development (SD) in Africa and provide an opportunity to discuss and clarify how universities can contribute to the generation of wealth in Africa through the transfer of finalised knowledge and the creation of new firms, new industries and business opportunities. …

Subject Coverage

The following and related areas are of particular interest for this issue, but there is no tight limitation to the scope of coverage of the papers that will be considered:

  • Knowledge transfer and diffusion
  • Education, higher education and teaching
  • Technological application to teaching and learning in HE
  • E-learning/distance learning and open access to learning
  • Open source and open access publishing
  • Learning and intellectual capital
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Information systems/technology
  • Innovative information technology research
  • Interconnectiveness
  • Indigenous development and IT
  • The digital divide
  • Technology and knowledge transfer: models of transfer, linkage policy, end user principal consideration, barriers, appropriateness, break through, funding, timing, etc
  • STI in the UN: lessons learned over the past 50 years and their relevance to Africa
  • Role of African universities in regional development and appropriate policy measures to improve such contribution
  • Productivity of science
  • Research and development
  • Managing innovation in Africa
  • Competitiveness, innovation and industrialisation
  • Building industrial competitiveness in Africa
  • Knowledge and technology adoption constraints in Africa
  • Science parks and technology clusters
  • Best practice in the promotion of technologies
  • Technical change and technology management
  • Economics of technology and innovation
  • Understanding SD sustainable economic development policies
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • Indigenous knowledge and SD
  • Indigenous development and gender

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

  • Paper title and a single page abstract with names of all authors, their affiliations and emails with corresponding author specified by asterisk: November 15, 2007
  • Submission of full manuscript with names, affiliations, emails and addresses of 3 potential reviewers who will be available for review of the manuscript: December 15, 2007
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection: December 31, 2007
  • Final revised manuscript: February 15, 2008

For more information go to the website of the call.

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