The 2021 edition of the R&D Management Conference, organized by the University of Strathclyde, has come to an end, after days of countless excellent presentations, intellectual stimuli and new ideas.
This was an incredible setting to announce that together with Paavo Ritala – a scholar who I deeply admire and a colleague – I am going to embark into the new adventure of being Co-Editor in Chief of R&D Management Journal.
My relationship with R&D Management Journal started a long time ago. I was a Ph.D. student back in 2002, when I presented my first paper at an R&D Management Conference, and two years later I got my first article published in the journal.
I will now do my best to serve and enhance a pioneering, integrated and engaged community that since 1970 has recognized this journal as a point of reference for research and practice. Thanks to this new role I will have the chance to be stimulated and inspired by the work of such a talented group of Professors and innovation scholars around the World, sharing their ideas and data from all the continents and the latitudes.
A lot of gratitude goes to Ellen Enkel for guiding us through the transition period, and for accepting to serve in her new role of Chair of the Advisory Board. I am so pleased to be working with a committed group of Associate Editors such as Paul Chiambaretto, Lawrence Dooley, Letizia Mortara, Xiaolan Fu, and Andrea Piccaluga. Also, welcome onboard Irina Saur-Amaral as our Book Review Editor.
Paavo and I will count on the support of Jeremy Klein and on the advice of our Trustees at RADMA. Together with our publisher Wiley, issue after issue, our goal will be to bring to you relevant and rigorous research.