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MIEM 2011 : Managing Innovations in Emerging Markets - Special Issue of ASCI Journal of Management


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Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2011
Notification Due Jul 15, 2011
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2011
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Call For Papers

ASCI Journal of Management
Special Issue on
“Managing Innovations in Emerging Markets”


Peter Drucker defines innovation as ‘a change that creates a new dimension of performance.’ In today’s business environment, innovating quickly and effectively is a definite competitive advantage. Yet, only a few organizations are able to generate breakthrough ideas and effectively move them to market on a regular basis. The organizations that are able to achieve this have some distinct characteristics in the way they manage themselves. While a lot is known about successful innovative organizations in the developed world, including management practices and the ecosystem that fosters innovation, not a great deal of research has been conducted on innovation and its management in emerging markets. However, innovations have also started to trickle in from non-traditional regions and societies that were not earlier considered to be innovative. The emerging markets show a lot of promise for innovation. However, there are many challenges in taking up innovative growth paths in emerging markets. Traditional business mindset, conservative organization culture, remnants of feudal allegiances, non-responsive governments, traditional methods of teaching and learning, which thwart ideation and curiosity from early childhood, economic and societal barriers, lack of financial strength, absence of an innovation culture, rudimentary ecosystem for innovation, etc., are some of the major challenges in managing innovations in these markets. Many more challenges exist. There is a felt need to dwell on these challenges and prospects of innovation management in emerging markets. This special issue of the ASCI Journal of Management is aimed at promoting discussion on these issues.

We therefore invite research papers for the special issue on “Managing Innovations in Emerging Markets” on the following themes:
• Theoretical concepts and frameworks of managing innovations
• Innovations in public service and systems
• Managing innovations at the firm level
• Problems and prospects of managing innovations in emerging markets
• Financing innovations
• Cross-cultural management and innovation
• Ecosystem for innovation in emerging markets
• Managing technology transfer and commercialization in emerging markets
• Geography of innovation
• National innovation systems

Review Process

The ASCI Journal of Management is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. On the recommendation of reviewers, a research paper submitted for publication in the journal will be accepted/accepted with revisions or rejected.


The deadline for sending full text papers is 15th June 2011 to All papers will thereafter be peer reviewed. Within a month, the Guest Editor hopes to inform the authors whether their paper has been accepted for publication in the special issue or rejected.

About ASCI

The Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) was founded in 1956 at the initiative of government and industry as a society registered under the Societies Act. It is a pioneer in the field of post-experience management development and training. Ever since it was established, ASCI has fuelled the process of professionalizing management through a symbiotic blend of management development (training), consultancy and research. This unique synergy, coupled with information technology pursuit, is structured to develop strategic thinking, reformist leadership, and state-of-the-art skills among practising managers in India and the emerging markets. Over 75,000 participants from industry, government and non-government organizations in India and the developing world have taken advantage of nearly 200 management development programmes offered by ASCI every year, and over 300 organizations have reaped benefits from its research and consultancy services.


Articles submitted to this special issue of the ASCI Journal of Management should not have been published elsewhere in their current or similar form, or be under consideration for publication with any other journal. Authors who submit papers for publication must warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will be required to indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed. The Editor may make use of anti-plagiarism software for checking the originality of submissions received. ASCI has a very strict policy against plagiarism.


Prior to submission of any article for publication in the Innovation special issue, authors should obtain the necessary permission to use any content that has not been created by them. Failure to do so may lead to lengthy delays in publication.


Click on the special issue link in the ASCI website

Contact Info

All papers and queries to be sent to

Dr. Nirmalya Bagchi, Associate Professor, Centre for Innovation and Technology, ASCI

Guest Editor, ASCI Journal of Management – Special Issue on “Managing Innovations in Emerging Markets”

Administrative Staff College of India,
Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road,
Hyderabad 500082, INDIA

Tel: +91 40 66534268
Fax: +91 40 23312954

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