Disruptive Technologies and Asian Business Management

This special issue seeks to find new insights over future industrial contours in Asian business and management derived by disruptive technologies and to learn from these developments to grasp its meaning for global business. We welcome original manuscripts on broad topics relevant to corporate innovation and disruptive technologies in an Asian business and management context not limited to the following

  • Current technological advancements and how firms in Asia adopt them to capture business opportunities and to cope with challenges.
  • Difference in the nature of disruptive technology-driven innovation and conventional innovation.
  • Impact on existing and emerging business models, strategies, and organizational structures.
  • Digital disruption in business processes.
  • Modes of solutions or alternative approaches to innovation in the face of blurring techno-human interfaces (such as design thinking).
  • The impacts of disruptive technologies on functional level management practices such as manufacturing, supply chain, HRM, etc.
  • The impacts of disruptive technologies on trade and investment flows.
  • Practices and measurement of entrepreneurship aggressively adopting disruptive technologies.

Read the full Call for Papers here.
Guest Editors:
Jae Hoon Hyun, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Chie Iguchi, Keio University
Pavida Pananond, Thammasat University
Markus Taube, University of Duisburg-Essen

Submission deadline: 28 February, 2020
For inquiries, please contact Jae Hoon Hyun at jhyun@hufs.ac.kr .

Submissions via https://www.editorialmanager.com/jabm/. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified as being submitted for this special issue, please select ‘SI: Disruptive Technologies’ when you reach the “Article Type” step in the online submission process.

Non-routine Environments: European-Asian Business in Times of Shock

For this special issue, we cordially invite submissions that illustrate or reflect on practices surrounding shocks. We are particularly interested in contributions that explore what makes some organisations better able than others to bounce back or forward from turmoil. What prepares the ground for navigating and adapting successfully in non-routine environments? What is the role of “soft” factors (read language, culture, customs) in dealing with latent dangers? Or are organisations operating in or from Asia essentially bound by similar “hard” factors (read formalised business processes and structures) marshalling adjustment before, during or after hard-to-predict events? Would firms, for instance, from China or Japan have different responses in the face of an unexpected event (e.g., in Europe)? We welcome work that draws from archival, conceptual, or empirical approaches to this theme.

Read the full Call for Papers here.

Submission Process

If you would like to discuss an idea for a paper prior to submission, please do not hesitate to email.

You are warmly invited to submit papers to this year’s Euro Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA) conference. This will take place in Vorarlberg, Austria. Here you will have the chance of meeting the editor of ABM and guest editors of the special issue. The paper submission deadline is 28 June 2019. For further details visit our website or follow us on Facebook. EAMSA is home to scholarly exchange on management and organisation of European-Asian business. Annual conferences, held alternately in Europe and Asia, bring together researchers and business executives who discuss their research and experiences, exchange ideas, and establish collaborative network

To be considered for the special issue, final manuscripts must be submitted from 1 November 2019 to 28 February 2020 via the submission system. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified as being submitted for this special issue, please select ‘SI: Shock’ when you reach the “Article Type” step in the online submission process. Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the guidelines of Asian Business & Management.

Submitted papers will be reviewed through a double-blind peer review process. We welcome your submissions.