Selected papers from ICEIRD2017 will be invited to be submitted for a special issue of the International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development.
With acceleration of technological development and adoption and greater market competition, innovation is a prerequisite for enterprise survival. Innovation activity encompasses both manufacturing and service sectors. Innovation takes place in the local, regional and international contexts, often under the auspices of an entrepreneurial spirit and within small firms. IJIRD addresses innovation and regional development, sharing findings that promote innovation, thus enhancing economic, technological and regional development through new economic activities that stimulate wealth, employment and growth generation and increase competitiveness.