Innovation is defined by the creation and commercialization of a new product and new technologies, the use of new production processes and labour inputs or the entering in new markets. Knowledge economy implies that innovation is more and more the outcome of interaction between firms, universities, public institutions and consumers. Networks of innovation create new knowledge and commercialise it, embodied in new modes of production and distribution. Innovation stems from technological, organizational and distributional change.

JIE&M is a lieu of discussion of new innovation strategies of firms and organization which have an impact on the economy and society. How do firms conceive innovation processes? How does innovation impact on firms’ competitiveness and performance? The journal hosts contributions to the analysis of the realisation of innovation, strategies of appropriation and those of diffusion of knowledge at an international scale, where MNCs dominate the competition context and high skilled human resources are a precious asset to survive.

JIE&M readers will enjoy as well discussions on the most appropriate management tools to have a better understanding of how to operationalise and implement innovation. JIE&M is keen in promoting a multidisciplinary approach and methodology which illustrate firm’s technological opportunities, organizational strategies and integrated management of research and development projects, marketing and finance. JIE&M is devoted to promote a debate on innovation, both theoretical and empirical.

Technological change, entrepreneurship, firms strategies, public policies and more in general the evolution of the economies and societies are the issues to be explored within JIE&M.