Call for Papers

2018 JPIM Research Forum powered by PDMA

The Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), host of the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM), is announcing its annual research forum. The JPIM Research Forum, powered by PDMA, is a premier research conference and proud to highlight JPIM, the leading academic journal for research on new product development (NPD) and innovation management.


EXTENDED Submission DeadlineFriday, June 15, 2018

Submission Decision: Acceptance/Rejection decision made by the end of July, 2018

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Event: 2018 JPIM Research Forum powered by PDMA

Event Dates: November 3-4, 2018

Location: Swissôtel, Chicago, Illinois USA



Prof. Sebastian Gurtner

Prof. Haisu Zhang


Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA


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2018 JPIM Research Forum will showcase:


·   Cutting-edge research presentations

·   ‘From the Editors’ – Publishing for impact at the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM)

·   Special session for junior scholars in the area of innovation management

·   Exploration of emerging topics in NPD and innovation management

·   Dedicated session examining academic-industry collaborations

·   Other special session topics welcome!


Co-chairs welcome submissions regarding all aspects of NPD and innovation management to this important event. Submissions from all academic areas and all regions of the world are welcome. A complete list of accepted submission types can be viewed here. 

The 2018 JPIM Research Forum offers the following awards, which will be presented at this event:

·   Best Paper

·   Best Student Paper

·   Best Reviewer

·   Best Poster


Winners of the Best Paper and Best Student Paper receive feedback on their work regarding potential submission to the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM) from Prof. Gloria Barczak, JPIM Editor-in-Chief.


Manuscripts should be submitted via For complete details on submission guidelines, important dates and contact information, please visit PDMA's website.
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