Call for Papers The Internet of Things: Managerial and Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Challenges
• 大类 : 管理科学 - 1区
• 小类 : 工程：工业 - 1区
• 小类 : 运筹学与管理科学 - 2区
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity which enables these things to connect and exchange data. IoT involves extending Internet connectivity beyond traditional devices, such as desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, to a wide range of physical devices not previously internet-enabled. The number and variety of IoT devices and their application has grown remarkably in a short period of time and is predicted to continue to rise sharply.
The IoT creates new venture opportunities to directly integrate IT systems into the physical world with the potential for social, economic and financial benefits, including productivity improvements, new job and skill opportunities, etc. Moreover, the IoT has an unprecedented capacity to generate data regarding numerous dimensions of our society. In an era when data is the new gold, understanding and utilizing the opportunities that the IoT brings will be a distinct competitive advantage for any business organization.
On the one hand, the IoT may also be highly disruptive in terms of rapidly changing the nature of competition, eroding the business models of established firms, rendering many traditional work practices and jobs obsolete, etc. On the other hand, the IoT may strengthen the competitive position of large, established firms that enjoy advantageous access to networks of consumers, distribution channels, and industrial machineries.
The development of IoT has implications for our established theoretical and empirical understanding of the operation of business organizations. At present, we lack systematic and rigorous research to help us understand the impact of IoT.
In light of these radical and contentious changes, therefore, this special issue of Technovation together with its companion symposium in the Academy of Management Perspectives edited by Jonathan Linton and Chris Tucci, offer a timely focus to explore the open and important questions for management and entrepreneurship regarding understanding both the challenges and needs for successfully utilizing the Internet of Things.
As this is an emerging area with a wide impact, we encourage submissions from a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We also encourage papers that address implications for policy and practice.
Potential topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
What are the implications of IoT for the business models of established players?
Which business models do IoT projects need to capture value?
What are the different strategy implications of Consumer and Industrial IoT models?
How do we deal with security and safety in IoT?
What does the evolution of IoT teach us about its disruptive potential?
What knowledge from MIS and IT is transferable and what differs?
Is there an emergence of an IoT organizational form? Or how do ventures that are IoT based morph from one form to another?
What resource configurations are needed for successful IoT ventures and how are they accessed?
What new governance mechanisms does IoT trigger?
What can IoT teach us about starting ventures in unregulated environments?
What ethical challenges are raised by IoT and how can they be addressed?
How does IoT change our understanding of corporate venturing and business model innovation?
What types of entrepreneurial ecosystem are required for IoT ventures to emerge and succeed?
What are the implications for employee skills and contracts?
What are the theoretical implications regarding existing network the