Last updated October 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Special Issue of Research Policy

“Innovation Ecosystems and Ecosystem Innovation”

Journal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2020

Guest Editors: Carliss Baldwin, Marcel Bogers, Rahul Kapoor, Joel West

Research Policy Lead Editor: Ammon Salter

With this special issue, we seek to explore the ecosystem as a dedicated unit of analysis, while embracing the diversity of phenomenon, theoretical perspectives and linkages across levels of analysis (cf. Bogers & West, 2012; Bogers et al, 2017; Kapoor, 2018). We are also interested in how the ecosystem form is itself the subject of innovation. We welcome manuscripts that use qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods from a range of theoretical perspectives, and on any form of innovation ecosystem.

Special Issue Conference and Schedule

To aid in the development and integration of papers intended for the special issue, a conference was held online. Key dates:

  • June 18-19, 2020: the Special Issue Conference was held online

  • October 1 October 15, 2020 (11:59pm PDT): Submission of full papers to Research Policy via EES. No extensions of the deadline will be granted.

  • February, 2021: First round of reviews for submitted papers

  • October, 2021: Final acceptance decisions for special issue

  • 2022: Expected publication of special issue in Research Policy

While participation in the conference is encouraged, it is not required for consideration in the special issue. Submissions to the Special Issue Conference will be evaluated based on quality, potential and fit to the special issue; because we will not be using parallel sessions, only a limited number of submissions can be accepted. All submissions to the special issue will be managed by the Guest Editors and Lead Editor through the standard Research Policy submission system.

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