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Innovation is defined as the creation and commercialization of a new product and new technologies, the use of new production processes and labor inputs, or the conquest of new markets. The knowledge economy implies that innovation is more and more the outcome of interaction between firms, universities, public institutions, and consumers. Networks of innovation create new knowledge and contribute toward commercializing these, embodied in new modes of production and distribution. Innovation stems from technological, organizational and distributional change.

Innovations. Revue d’Economie et de Management de l’Innovation (I-REMI) is an academic journal dealing with the evolutions and transformations of the economy and society. How do firms conceive innovation processes? How does innovation impact on firms’ competitiveness and performance? The journal hosts contributions on analyzing how innovation can be realized, strategies of appropriation, and those of the diffusion of knowledge on an international scale, where MNCs dominate the context of competition and highly skilled human resources are a precious asset in order to survive.

Innovations readers also enjoy discussions on the most appropriate management tools in order to have a better understanding of how to operationalize and implement innovation. Innovations is keen to promote pertinent approaches and methodologies to analyze a firm’s technological opportunities, organizational strategies, and the integrated management of research and development projects, marketing and finance.

Innovations devoted to promoting a debate on innovation, both theoretical and empirical. Technological, conceptual, entrepreneurial, economic, managerial and social innovations...

Technological change, entrepreneurship, firms’ strategies, public policies, the evolution of social relations, economic cycles, but also the constant need in our societies for new developments of all kinds, are the issues explored within Innovations br/>

Editorial Board

Founders: Sophie BOUTILLIER et Dimitri UZUNIDIS
Editor: Dimitri UZUNIDIS (Research Network on Innovation, France,
Editors in chief: Blandine LAPERCHE (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France,, Andreas PYKA (University of Hohenheim, Germany,
Associate Editors: Ina DREJER (Aalborg University Business School, Denmark,, Mireille MATT (INRAE, France,, Liliana MITKOVA (Université d’Evry Paris Saclay, France,, Francesco SCHIAVONE (Parthenope University of Naples, Italie,
Technical Administration: Claire BEAUMONT (Cairn Info,, Julia COOPER (Research Network on Innovation, UK,, Fedoua KASMI (Université de Lorraine, France,
Journal secretary: Sophie BOUTILLIER (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale,, Camille AOUINAÏT (AGROSCOPE, Conthey, Suisse,, David F. J. CAMPBELL (University of Klagenfurt, Austria,, Vanessa CASADELLA (Université Picardie Jules Verne, France,, Romain DEBREF (Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France,, Mechthild DONNER (INRAE, France,, Victor DOS SANTOS PAULINO (Toulouse Business School, France,, Khatereh GHASEMZADEH (University of Bologna, Italy,, Michelle MONGO (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint Etienne, France,

Editorial Committee

Pierre BARBAROUX (Centre de Recherche de l’Armée de l’Air, France,, Pierre-Jean BARLATIER (EDHEC Business School,, Marc BAUDRY (University of Paris-Nanterre, France,, Mathias BEJEAN (Université Paris Est Créteil, France,, Sandrine BERGER-DOUCE (Mines St-Etienne, France,, Mercedes BLEDA (University of Manchester, UK,, Ignasi CAPDEVILA (Paris School of Business, France,, José CASSIOLATO (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil,, Rob DEKKERS (Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland,, Valentina DE MARCHI (University of Padova, Italy,, Emmanuelle DUBOCAGE (Université Paris-Est Créteil, France,, Béatrice DUMONT (Université Paris 13, France,, Joëlle FOREST (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées-Lyon, France,, Corinne GRENIER (Kedge Business School, France,, Bogang JUN (Inha University, Incheon, South Korea,, Didier LEBERT (Ensta-ParisTech, France,, Laure MOREL (Université de Lorraine, France,, Paul MULLER (Université de Lorraine, France,, Keunyeob OH (Chungnam National University, South Korea,, Claude PARAPONARIS (Aix Marseille Univ., France,, Julien PENIN (Université de Strasbourg, France,, Viktor PROKOP (University of Pardubice, Czech Republic,, Thierry RAYNA (École polytechnique, i³-CRG, France,, Sophie REBOUD (Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne, France,, Maria SAVONA (University of Sussex, UK,, Michele SIMONI (University Parthenope, Naples, Italy,, Bérangère SZOSTAK (ISM-IAE de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines , France,, Damien TALBOT (Institut d’Administration des Entreprises Clermont Auvergne, France,, Corinne TANGUY (Agrosup Dijon, France,, Ludovic TEMPLE (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement, France,, Leïla TEMRI (Supagro Montpellier, France,, Jean-Marc TOUZARD (INRAE, UMR Innovation, Montpellier, France,, Marcus WAGNER (University of Augsburg, Germany,

Scientific Committee

  • S. AÏT-EL-HADJ (ITECH, Lyon)
  • D. ARCHIBUGI (National Research Council, Italia)
  • D. B. AUDRETSCH (Indiana University, USA)
  • C. AYERBE (Univ. Nice, France)
  • R. BOCQUET (Univ. Savoie Mont Blanc, France)
  • R. BOSCHMA (Utrecht Univ., Netherlands)
  • S. BOUTILLIER (Univ. Littoral, France) (coord.)
  • U. CANTNER (Univ. Jena, Deutschland)
  • E. G. CARAYANNIS (George Washington, USA)
  • M. CASSON (Univ. of Reading, United Kingtom)
  • D. CHABAUD (Univ. Avignon, France)
  • G. COLLETIS (Univ. Toulouse 1, France)
  • J. COURVISANOS (Univ. Ballarat, Australia)
  • G. DOSI (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italia)
  • I. N. DUBINA (Altai, Russia)
  • H. DUMEZ (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
  • A. EBNER (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Univ., Germany)
  • M. EL MOUHOUD (Univ. Paris, France)
  • H. ETZKOWITZ (International Triple Helix Institute, USA)
  • G. FAURE (CIRAD, UMR Innovation, Montpellier, France)
  • A. FAYOLLE (EM Lyon, France)
  • M. FELDMAN (Univ. North Carolina, USA)
  • D. FORAY (Federal technical school of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • J.-L. GAFFARD (Univ. Nice, France)
  • J.K. GALBRAITH (Univ. Texas, USA)
  • D. GALLAUD (Agrosup Dijon, France)
  • F. GALLOUJ (Univ. Lille, France)
  • J. HAGEDOORN (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
  • J. HOWELLS (Kent Business School, University of Kent, United Kingdom)
  • L. M. HENRIQUES (Fondation pour la Science et la Technologie, Portugal)
  • P.-B. JOLY (INRAE, France)
  • P.-A. JULIEN (Univ. of Québec, Canada)
  • M. J. KAHN (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
  • C. LE BAS (Univ. Lyon, France)
  • F. LE ROY (Univ. Montpellier, France)
  • N. LEVRATTO (Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France)
  • P. LLERENA (Univ. Strasbourg, France)
  • F. LOUÇA (TUL, Portugal)
  • J.-H. LORENZI (Univ. Paris, France)
  • B.Å. LUNDVALL (Univ. Aalborg, Denmark)
  • F. MALERBA (Univ. Bocconi, Milano, Italy)
  • M. MARCHESNAY (Univ. Montpellier, France)
  • S. MIGNON (Univ. Montpellier, France)
  • F. MUNIER (Univ. Strasbourg, France)
  • C. PEREZ (TUT, Estonia)
  • J. PERRIN (CNRS, France)
  • Y. PESQUEUX (CNAM, France)
  • F. PICARD (UTBM, France)
  • J.-T. RAVIX (Univ. Nice, France)
  • A. TIRAN (Univ. Lyon, France)
  • X. VENCE (Univ. Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • P. VERLEY (Université de Genève, Suisse)
  • W. VANHAVERBEKE (Hasselt University, Belgium)
  • H. ZHOU (Univ. of Nottingham Ningbo, China)

Instructions to Authors


Between 6000 and 8000 words (10 – 25 pages typed on one side only with 1.5 point interlining and margins, including tables, graphs, figures, notes and bibliography.

Number of copies

Texts should be sent to the publication director, preferably by e-mail ( or by mail in three copies (the name and address of the author should precede the text on a separate sheet).

Summaries, key-words, codes

The submission includes an abstract, as well as five to seven key-words and the corresponding JEL* codes


The abstract (150 words maximum) should contain the presentation of 1- the research question and its pertinence regarding the existing literature on the subject 2- the methodology used 3- the main results and major conclusions

Notes and Bibliographical References

The author is invited to keep references to textual notes to a minimum. These should be numbered successively in the body of the text and refer to footnotes on the page in question. Bibliographical references in the body of the text should include, in brackets, an indication of the author’s name(s) and the date of publication of the work or the article cited, and where possible the page number (e.g. Schumpeter, 1949, p. 438).

Bibliographical References at the end of the Article

Authors referred to should be listed in alphabetical order, quoting the name (in capitals), first name initial(s), date of publication, title of the work (in italics for book titles; in inverted commas for an article, indicating the title of the journal in italics, with the volume no. and page numbers concerned). When several works by the same author are published in the same year, lower-case letters should be added to identify each case mentioned: 1981a, 1981b, etc. For example:

PENROSE, E. (1959), The Theory of the Growth of the Firm, Oxford, Basil Blackwell.

MACHLUP, F. (1967), Theories of the firm: marginalist, managerial, behavioural, American Economic Review, n° 57, pp. 1-33


Tables should each be preceded by a title and numbered consecutively.

Graphs and Figures

Graphs and figures are subject to the same rules. They should use a separate numbering system from that used for tables.

Submission of Articles

To submit a paper to the Journal of Innovation Economics:

Articles submitted to the review Innovations are forwarded to two anonymous adjudicators. Depending on the opinion of these adjudicators, the editorial committee either accepts, refuses, or requests authors to carry out adjustments or modifications to the text which they consider necessary.

Since the entire text of Innovations is distributed via the internet site, all authors accept that their article will be published in electronic format.


Postal address:


Réseau de Recherche sur l’Innovation

39, rue Gaspard NEUTS

59240 Dunkerque, France



Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Innovations, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 1267-4982
Online ISSN : 1965-0256
Publisher : De Boeck Supérieur

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