1 Call for Papers Global Business Innovation and Development Conference (GBID 2008): Innovation and Development for Economic Growth in the Global Environment Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers Leblon Rio de Janeiro, Brazil January 2008 Sponsored by: EBAPE/FGV (Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública e de Empresas Fundação Getulio Vargas) COPPE-UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth American Marketing Association Global Marketing Special Interest Group Conference Co-Chairs: Godwin Ariguzo, Tiago Caproni, Ricardo Paes Leme P. Corrêa, Paulo N. Figueiredo, William J. Lundstrom, Angappa Gunasekaran, Camille P. Schuster, Rogério Valle, D. Steven White,
2 International Scientific Committee: Professor Miguel Beça UNINOVA Caparica, Portugal Professor Fabio de Biazzi IBMEC São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Professor Poul Erik Christiansen Copenhagen Business School Copenhagen, Denmark Professor Walter Chung The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Kowloon, Hong Kong Professor Ivan Beck Ckagnazaroff Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil Professor Jacques Colin Université de la Méditerranée Aix En Provence, France Professor Mario Fortuna Universidade dos Açores Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal Professor Fiorenzo Franceschini Politecnico di Torino Torino, Italy Professor Frank Franzak Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia USA
3 Professor Fábio Frezatti Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Professor Reinaldo Guerreiro Universidade de São Paulo São Paulo, Brasil Professor Harri Haapasalo University of Oulu Oulu, Finland Professor Zhongsheng Hua University of Science and Technology of China Heifei, China Professor Tauno Kekale University of Vaasa Vaasa, Finland Professor Ken Kim The University of Toledo Toledo, Ohio USA Professor Lenny Koh Sheffield University Sheffield, Great Britain UK Professor Hokey Min Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio USA Professor Jaideep Motwani Grand Valley State University Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
4 Professor David L. Olson University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska USA Professor Alessandro Persona University of Padua Padua, Italy Professor Peter B. Southard Penn State - Erie, The Behrend College Erie, Pennsylvania USA Professor Alain Spalanzani Université Pierre Mendès-France-Grenoble II Grenoble, France Professor Goran Svensson Oslo School of Management Oslo, Norway Professor S. Viswanathan Nanyang Technological University Singapore Professor Maro Vlachopoulou University of Macedonia Thessaloniki, Greece Professor Shahid Yamin United Arab Emirates University Al Ain, United Arab Emirates Professor Yahaya Yusuf University of Central Lancashire Lancashire, Great Britain UK
5 Conference Theme: Global markets and operations force companies to rethink their business innovation and research activities, and in turn, their overall organizational competitiveness. In order to be successful in this global market, organizations should engage in effective business innovation and research in a timely and collaborative manner. Towards this end, companies have undergone changes over the years in terms of implementing new business research and innovation strategies, methods and technologies. To provide worldclass customer service, advanced business innovation and research management techniques supported by management commitment and good organizational infrastructure are needed to provide objective means of improving organizational competitiveness. This compels researchers and practitioners alike to look at various business innovation and research issues from the perspective of needs, issues and enablers. Business innovation significantly contributes to the improvement in enterprise productivity and quality. Innovation and research are integral components of business strategy and success. Designing and developing suitable strategies, techniques, tools and models for business innovation and research have become an essential function of researchers and practitioners in a global economy; new strategies, techniques and tools for innovation and research in business will be the main focus of this conference. Companies constantly look for innovative processes and methods to gain a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, the assets and ideas in organizations are not fully utilized to improve the value of the organization. Organizing a process to take advantage of information technology and systems for business innovation should be part of every organization. One of the largest unrealized opportunities in organizations today is fully leveraging ideas and knowledge to transform business processes into continuing innovation. GBID will act as a platform to encourage further research in business innovation and research. Who should attend the conference? Professionals, academicians, researchers, policy makers and practitioners, working in the field of business innovation and development. Submissions GBID welcomes original papers, review papers, conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, empirical research, technical notes, and book reviews. Business innovation and research strategies, tactics and tools of both theoretical and practical nature are welcome. Articles that deal with innovation and research issues in accounting and finance, marketing, management information systems, organizational management, operations, supply chain, logistics, government, entrepreneurship, business infrastructure development, ethical and environmental laws and standards, health services, international business, manufacturing, education, energy, mining, sports, and transportation are encouraged. Special session proposals are encouraged.
6 The official language of the conference is English. Original manuscripts of exceptional quality may be eligible for publication in a special volume of a refereed academic journal published by our sponsors. Accepted submissions will be published in the conference proceedings as either full papers or abstracts as selected by the submitter. Please submit four copies of your manuscript in English following APA style guidelines. Manuscripts should be in 12 point Times New Roman font and no more than 20 pages in length including references, exhibits and/or tables and figures. Subject Coverage Topics that will be considered for the conference include (but are not limited to): International business Strategy innovations Innovation and research in marketing Sustainability and innovation Global supply chain Export and import Organizational competitiveness Innovation in small and medium enterprises Empirical analysis and case studies in business innovation and research Benchmarking and best practices in innovation activities Role of IT/IS in business innovation and research Organizational learning in innovation and brand performance Performance implications of strategic alliances Performance measures and metrics in business innovation and research Retailing Innovation in outsourcing and logistics Entrepreneurship and innovation E-business/e-commerce Building relationship for technological innovation Global supply networks Innovation in service industries Industrial marketing management Business of healthcare innovation New product and process innovation Agriculture/Seafood supply chain innovations Business and technological innovation Innovation in organizational leadership Managing creativity and innovation Designing IT for business innovation Innovation management in global environment Real estate business innovation Knowledge management and technology transfer
7 Important Dates: Submission deadline for manuscripts/abstracts: July 15, 2007 Acceptance/Rejection of submissions: September 1, 2007 Complete paper submission/final Paper Due: October 15, 2007 Registration (early): September 1 - October 15, 2007 Late Registrations: October 16 December 31, 2007 Registration (by 15 October): US$500 Late Registration: US$650 More information regarding registration and accommodations will be provided on the conference website. Conference Submissions: Please send all conference submissions, including proposals for special sessions, to: Dr. D. Steven White Chairperson, Department of Management & Marketing Associate Professor of Marketing & International Business Charlton College of Business University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road North Dartmouth, MA USA ph fax