Dear Ma'am or Sir:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters (CFC) link throughout your
subscribership at the Academy of International Business of Michigan State
University at your earliest convenience:

*Please note there is an international business perspective related to this
CFC, and the deadline is August 15, 2016.*

Additional Information:

Bryan Christiansen, Chairman (PryMarke LLC, USA)
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: *August 15, 2016*
Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2016
Submission Date: November 30, 2016
The proposed book covers issues which are broadly related to economic
growth and sustainability in an era of global hypercompetition and
disruptive political events such as the recent Brexit vote in the United
Kingdom. More specifically, it combines issues of economic growth and
development and one of its key determinants – technological development. It
is designed to significantly contribute to the present state of the art,
regarding empirical evidence on the role of information and other
technologies in fostering economic growth and development. By convention it
combines both theoretical and empirical aspects of the latter, introducing
extensive qualitative and quantitative research. It also aims to
demonstrate broad explanations of causal mechanisms lying behind the
process of technology diffusion and economic development, good practices,
and case studies regarding issues discussed.

The purpose of this book is to show how technological development has
altered the economic growth and industrial development of these countries
and regions in the 21st century. The near-ubiquitous spread of IT offers
unprecedented opportunities on a global scale, particularly for low-income
economies to take-off on the development path, but also for advanced

Recently, the world has witnessed unprecedented events in terms of speed
and geographical diffusion of Information Technologies (IT). Broad
empirical evidence shows that even the most economically backward countries
were not left behind and experienced the IT tornado, thus resulting in
almost total eradication of their technological deprivation. IT is
recognized as a significant catalyst for any country`s progress and
societal transformations. Full potential of new technologies can be easily
unleashed when deploying them as an economic development accelerator in
least developed countries (LDCs) as they develop from Factor- and
Efficiency-driven economies towards Innovation-driven entities according to
the World Economic Forum (WEF). IT is also a major driver of industrial and
economic development in the advanced economies such as Australia, Canada,
the European Union, Japan, and the USA as defined by the International
Monetary Fund (IMF).

Target Audience
The principal audience of the book is likely to be scholars, academic
professionals from wide variety of discipline, but those who are mainly
dealing with issues of economic development and growth, social development,
determinants of economic development, role of technology development in low
and lower-middle-income countries. It is an invaluable source of knowledge
for graduate and postgraduate students, in a variety of areas which
especially include economic growth and development, information and
technology, world-wide studies, social policy or comparative economics. It
is also perfect material for Ph.D. level students in economics, sociology,
or political science courses.

Recommended Topics
The book topic coverage includes, however is not limited to, issues

Disruptive technologies
Industrial development in advanced and emerging economies
Emerging markets
International business development
Country-specific ‘success stories’ in technological deployment
Productivity management and assessment technologies
Social development
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) contribution to economic
Role of ICTs in promoting activities contributing to economic development
ICT diffusion paths
Economic development patterns
e-stategies implementation
Social exclusion
Poverty and Prosperity
Country case studies
Technological isomorphism
Total Factor Productivity
National competitiveness
Global hypercompetition
Manufacturing technologies
Inclusive and sustainable industrial development
Competitive strategy
Specialization and diversification
Technological change within manufacturing
International agreements
Global value chain integration
Supply chain management
Value-added manufacturing
Advanced Planning Systems (APS)
Manufacturing employment trends
Industrial competitiveness
Sectoral disaggregation
International trade
Human capital
Education and training
Employment intensity
Market frictions
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth
Radical and incremental innovation
Labor economics

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before *August
15, 2016*, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining
the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Proposals should
be submitted at Authors will be
notified within several days but no later than *August 30, 2016* about the
status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are
expected to be submitted by*September 30, 2016*, and all interested authors
must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at
prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as
reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted
to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a
double-blind peer review editorial process

The following is the list of members on the *Editorial Advisory Board*:

Adam Marszk
Maria Isabel Alvarez Gonzalez
Ubaidillah Zuhdi
Afshar Alam
Antoneta Polo
Armand Faganel
Besnik A. Krasniqi
Bryan Christiansen
Hakan Altinpulluk
Harish C. Chandan
Harleen Kaur
Ismail Siriner
José Vargas-Hernández
Joynal Abdin
Kijpokin Kasemsap
Kostas Tsekouras
Mika Westerlund
Mustafa Erdogdu
Neeta Baporikar
Oxana Karnaukhova
Rasigan Maharajh
Rituparna Das
Semih OZ
Seppo Leminen
Sumru Altug
Ye-Sho Chen
Yonni Angel Cuero-Acosta
Matthias Klumpp

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea
Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business
Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2017.

Important Dates
*8/15/2016*: Proposal Submission Dealine
*9/30/2016:* Full Chapter Submission
*10/30/2016:* Review Results to Chapter Author Returned
*11/15/2016:* Submission of Final Chapters to Editor

Please contact Bryan Christiansen at [log in to unmask] for
further information or inquiries.

Bryan Christiansen
9408 Bellevue Road
Battle Creek, Michigan  49014   USA

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