Call for Papers: 2018 International Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Beijing, China

March 30 – April 1, 2018

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets

We invite contributions from researchers, educators, managers and students. Contributions may be conceptual, theoretical, or empirical. They should document research activity, case studies or best practices, shedding light on the theory or practice of engineering, technology, or innovation management, entrepreneurship, and address the strategic objective of technological change.

Major topic areas include:

  • Entrepreneurship and its ecosystem
  • Business Model Innovation in Emerging Markets
  • Cross-Border and Local Venture Capital Investment
  • New Markets for Entrepreneurs
  • Management of Innovation
  • Technology Management
  • New Technology Directions and Challenges
  • Managing Globalization Challenges
  • People and Organizations
  • Health, Sustainability, and Social Issues

There will be an opportunity to publish in a Special Issue of our journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management for selected papers submitted to the conference.

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The conference will host an Industry Forum inviting speakers from industry leaders around the world that will provide visions and industry in a rapidly developing technology world.

In addition to these core technology management topics, we will open the door to special sessions on management during these challenging times as seen by sponsoring societies, for example, particular management issues as seen within computer, communications, and electronics areas.  This is one of the TEMSCON series of conferences offered by IEEE TEMS.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Due: 15 January 2018

Notification of Acceptance: 15 February 2018

Author Registration Due: 1 March 2018

Normal Registration/Hotel Block Deadline: 1 March 2018

Late Registration Begins: 15 March 2018

Organizing Committee:

General Co-chairs: Jin Chen (China, Tsinghua University), Michael Condry (USA, IEEE TEMS President-Elect)
Program Co-chairs:  Xielin Liu (China, Academy of Sciences University), Xiaohong “Iris” Quan (USA, San Jose State University)
Treasurers:  Dilip Kotak (Canada), Jing Wang (China, Tsinghua University)
Webmasters: Ravikiran Annaswamy (IEEE TEMS), Andanagouda Patil (IEEE TEMS)
Publication Chair: Rabiz N. Foda (IEEE TEMS)


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