Marcin Gębarowski, Crocow University of Economics, Poland and Joanna Hernik, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland


The survival of contemporary companies in a dynamically changing and highly competitive market is conditional, to a large extent, on their capability to introduce innovations. It is thus necessary to ensure the effective management of innovative processes, which can not only be based on various concepts and models but is also determined by many factors. While seeking and introducing innovations, it is of paramount importance to seize arising market opportunities quickly and respond to diversified challenges and barriers without being fearful. Furthermore, innovations that make it possible for companies to boost sales can be sought in various areas, such as: strategies, processes, technologies, elements of products (quality, brand, packaging), logistics, human resources.

This intricate and multifaceted nature of innovation management in contemporary companies is the reason why it should still attract researchers’ particular interest. For this reason, the Editorial Committee of this JEMI issue invites all authors involved in innovation management to share their latest theoretical considerations and research results.

We cordially invite authors to present original papers that deal with any of the following aspects:

  • the logic of innovation,
  • models of innovation management,
  • the innovation life cycle,
  • barriers to innovations,
  • innovative processes in leading companies,
  • the paradigm of open innovation and idea management,
  • innovative practices in international business,
  • social innovations and innovations in the public sector,
  • marketing as an area of innovations,
  • innovations in project management,
  • multidimensional consequences of innovations,
  • design thinking in different contexts,
  • innovations and uncertainty,
  • creativity and innovative entrepreneurship,
  • the relationship between innovation and leadership,
  • behavioral aspects of innovation management,
  • improving company’s innovation culture,
  • virtual dimension of innovations (e-innovations),
  • innovations in various business sectors.

Contributors are welcome to propose other topics that meet the objectives of this issue. Submissions will undergo a double-blind review in accordance with JEMI’s normal review processes.

Submission Guidelines

Submission deadline: June 30, 2018
Papers reviewed:  September 31, 2018
Revised papers reviewed and accepted: November 20, 2018
Final versions of accepted papers delivered: October 5, 2018
Papers published: November 2018

Papers should be submitted to JEMI, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Guest Editor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Submissions must be in English, should be no less than 8000 words in length, and follow the submission requirements posted on the JEMI website at