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 proposal deadline is August 31, 2016.

Additional Information:

Bryan Christiansen, Chairman (PryMarke LLC, USA) 
Ülkü Yüksel (The University of Sydney, Australia)

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 31, 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 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 
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 31, 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 31, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted bySeptember 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 

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
8/31/2016: 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

Bryan Christiansen
Chief Instructor, 
Academic and Business Programs
Vişnelik Mahallesi, Genç Sokak, No. 6
Odunpazarı, Eskişehir  26010   TURKEY
Tel: +90-222-408-0111
Cell: +90-537-959-2079

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