International Journal of Technology Management
- Editor in Chief
- Dr. M.A. Dorgham
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 12 issues per year
- Impact factor (Clarivate Analytics) 2020 1.348 (5 Year Impact Factor 1.592)
- CiteScore 1.9 (2019)
IJTM aims to provide a refereed and authoritative source of information in the field of managing with technology, and the management of engineering, science and technology. It seeks to establish channels of communication between government departments, technology executives in industry, commerce and related business, and academic experts in the field.
Topics covered include
- Competitiveness and cooperation
- Knowledge assets
- Globalisation, business/government relations
- Productivity, efficiency, quality
- Sourcing, technology transfer/licensing
- Strategic planning, technology management/policies
- R&D and design management
- Multinational corporations, innovation, new technology, IT
- Management of production systems, factory and office automation
- R&D/manufacturing/marketing and after-market interface
- International technology management policy and strategy
- Legal aspects and financial considerations
- Investment patterns and opportunities
- Technology monitoring, audit, evaluation
- Technology relations/trends, esp. in Far East, South Pacific, emerging markets
The objectives of IJTM are to develop, promote and coordinate the science and practice of technology management. It also aims to help professionals working in the field, engineering and business educators and policy-makers to contribute, to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological change and changes in the global economy.
IJTM provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of technology management, engineering and business education, to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.
IJTM publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in technology management will ocasionally be published.
Commentaries on papers and reports published in IJTM are encouraged. Authors will have the opportunity to respond to the commentary on their work before the entire treatment is published. Contribution may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues and publications are welcome.
Editor in Chief
- Dorgham, M.A., International Centre for Technology and Management, UK
Regional Editor China
- Zhang, Richard, Institute of Industrial Productivity, China
Regional Editor Far and Middle East
- Zhang, George G., Academy of Industrial Entrepreneurship, China
Editorial Board Members
- Al-Shamlan, Ali Abdullah, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait
- Badran, Adnan, Philadelphia University, Jordan
- Beffa, Jean-Louis, Saint-Gobain Group, France
- Benton, Peter, Former Vice-President, European Management Association, UK
- Bullinger, Hans-Jörg, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
- Chen, Jin, Tsinghua University, China
- Clark, Kim B., Harvard Business School, USA
- Davignon, Etienne, Société Générale de Belgique, Belgium
- De Maria y Campos, Mauricio, Embassy of Mexico, South Africa
- Eaton, Robert, DaimlerChrysler Corp, USA
- Emmerij, Louis, City University of New York, USA
- Fu, Xiaolan, University of Oxford, UK
- Hawley, Robert, World Nuclear University, UK
- Kuper, George H., Council of Great Lakes Industries, USA
- Metcalfe, J. Stanley, University of Manchester, UK
- Myers, Rupert, CRC for Greenhouse Accounting Advisory Council, Australia
- Naylor, Michael, Management Consultant, USA
- Ricupero, Rubens, UNCTAD, Switzerland
- Vargas, José I., Federal Government of Brazil, Brazil
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
- All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
- There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.
- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
The true cost of R&D
28 May, 2020
An analysis of case studies of research and development intensive companies published in the International Journal of Technology Management reveals that companies do not necessarily perceive R&D as a cost, per se. The international team reports and assesses the different strategies companies can employ to respond to growing research costs. Because on the bottom line, R&D is a cost [...]
The push and pull of R&D
12 June, 2020
For many companies, their long-term success depends on research and development (R&D) as it plays a crucial role in contributing to a firm's ability to innovate and fight obsolescence. Moreover, companies in emerging countries are investing heavily in R&D in the hope that their investment will help them reach the level of their competitors in the "West". A 2016 report from a major accountancy firm revealed that Chinese firms had the most significant R&D expenditure, with some 130 Chinese companies listed in the report having invested a total of $48.6 billion in 2016. Now, research published in the International Journal of Technology Management looks at the push and pull of investment in R&D to see which predominates [...]
Keep taking the tablets
18 August, 2020
New research published in the International Journal of Technology Management, shows how people make the technology transition from one type of device to another following a period of using both classes of device in parallel. For example, many users have a personal computer as well as a tablet computer, but at some point a lot of those people will abandon the PC in favour of the more portable and agile tablet, foregoing some of the benefits of a PC that may well have become legacy features once they are fully embedded in the tablet realm [...]
Deep space mine
21 August, 2020
Many resources essential to the technology on which we depend are dwindling or are increasingly inaccessible to certain nations for geopolitical reasons. A case in point is that several of the rare metallic elements that are needed to construct the components of modern electronic devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs, fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, photovoltaic systems, and other technology are by definition low in abundance. Moreover, such elements are often critical in the design of such devices and there are no synthetic alternatives as there might be if one were to substitute for other natural materials such as wood, where organic polymers might do the job just as well, if not better. With this in mind, research published in the International Journal of Technology Management discusses the issue of whether we might undertake mining operations on an asteroid that comes into the Earth's purview [...]