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: http://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/1992 *Please note there is an international business perspective related to this CFC, and the proposal deadline is August 15, 2016.* Additional Information: Editors 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 Introduction 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. Objective 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 economies. 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 discussing: 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 development Role of ICTs in promoting activities contributing to economic development ICT diffusion paths Economic development patterns e-stategies implementation e-education e-government 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 http://www.igi-global.com/submission/. 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 http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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 Publisher 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 www.igi-global.com. 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 Inquiries Please contact Bryan Christiansen at [log in to unmask] for further information or inquiries. Bryan Christiansen Chairman PRYMARKE, LLC 9408 Bellevue Road Battle Creek, Michigan 49014 USA ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.