Special Issues & Meet the Editors


R&D Management Conference is delighted to be promoting a number of Special Issues for Industry and Innovation, R&D Management Journal, Supply Chain Management: an International Journal and World Patent InformationFull details can be found below. 

We also look forward to welcoming rich insights from a number of leading Journal Editors across a series of interactive workshops and sessions. These include:

  • Christoph Grimpe, Industry and Innovation 
  • Jeremy Hall, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management
  • Jane List, World Patent Information
  • Ben Martin, Research Policy 
  • Rick Mitchel, R&D Today
  • Letizia Mortara & Lawrence Dooley, R&D Management Journal 
  • Charles Noble, Journal of Product and Innovation Management
  • Fran Tietze, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management


The Wiley Book Club - Coming Soon!


R&D Management Conference introduces, for the first time, The Wiley Book Club! We are delighted to be working with Wiley Business to offer a really exciting opportunity to meet book authors and discuss current R&D topics.

More information to follow. 

Conference Dates

Doctoral Colloquium

Tuesday 6th July

Main Conference

Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th July

Registration Fees

Full Fee: £150

PhD Student: £50

Special Issues

Industry and Innovation

A forthcoming special issue surrounding Corporate Start-Ups and Collaborations is being promoted through the conference track of the same name. 

Guest Editors: Ferran Giones and Bram Timmermans

Further information to follow. 

Industry and Innovation
R&D Management Journal

Intellectual Capital and R&D management

This special issue aims to unveil how Intellectual Capital (IC) is related to R&D Management, R&D projects, and R&D operations. Papers submitted to the special issue should demonstrate an understanding of the main streams in the relevant academic literature, including the role played by appropriability, absorptive capacity, and human resources, as well as the IC peculiarities of innovation networks or ecosystems. Perspectives on issues such as IC – innovation connection, IC disclosure or generating IC, as seen in the context of R&D Management, R&D projects, and R&D operations, will be particularly welcomed. We are interested in studies that are theoretically grounded. Therefore, conceptual papers that develop theory are also welcomed in addition to rigorous empirical studies conducted with accustomed, or more novel methodologies. 

This special issue is promoted through the conference track Intellectual Capital and R&D Management.

Places and Spaces of Collaborative R&D and Innovation: Physical, Virtual and Cognitive contexts

The guest editors are looking for scholarly contributions to collaborative R&D and innovation, using qualitative, quantitative, and conceptual approaches. In particular, the special issue editors encourage submissions that shed light on places and spaces in physical, virtual and cognitive contexts enabling collaborative R&D and innovation activities.

Alongside these Special Issues, R&D Management Journal are looking forward to seeing all papers submitted to the conference and would welcome papers for additional R&D topics. 

R&D Management Journal
Supply Chain Management: an International Journal

The forthcoming special issue 'Supply Chain Innovation in an Era of Disruption: Mitigating Future Shocks' is aligned with the conference theme and welcomes relevant empirical papers across all tracks.  

Guest Editors: Juliette Wilson & Natalie McDougall 

Supply Chain Management: an International Journal
World Patent Information

World Patent Information

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