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02-03-1993, 06:58 AM
Dear Colleague :

Enclosed please find a copy of the TIHR Volume-5 call for papers.
Any help in the distribution of this call shall be appreciated.

Thank you.

Urs Gattiker
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C A L L F O R P A P E R S

Studies in Technological Innovation and Human Resources (Vol.5)

TECHNOLOGY AND CROSS-NATIONAL CHALLENGES

Editor
Urs E. Gattiker
The University of Lethbridge, Canada


EDITORIAL BOARD:

Niv Ahituv
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Deepti Bhatnagar
Indian Institute of Management, India
Julie Billingsley
Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey, USA
Gregor Durrenberger
Geographisches Institut, Switzerland
Stephen W. Floyd
University of Connecticut, USA
Janet Fulk
University of Southern California, USA
Connie Gersick
University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Beryl Hesketh
The University of New South Wales, Australia
Leona Jacobs
The University of Lethbridge, Canada
Laurie Larwood
University of Nevada at Reno, USA
Richard Long
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Richard Osborn
Wayne State University, USA
Margit Osterloh
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Roy Payne
University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Jeffrey Pfeffer
Stanford University, USA
Millicent Poole
Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Concetta Stewart
American Telephone and Telegraph Company, USA


Studies in Technological Innovation and Human Resources (TIHR)
is a bi-annual series of books, published by de Gruyter (Berlin
and New York), that brings together research, critical analysis
and proposals for change in the fairly new and highly important
field of technological innovations and discusses how these affect
people in the workplace. Technology includes agricultural
technology, biotechnology, computers, information systems, space
technology, telecommunications, computer-aided design and
manufacturing, artificial intelligence and other related forms.
Each volume provides extensive, in-depth analysis of a specific
topic.

Previous volumes include:

Volume 1: Strategic and Human Resource Issues
Volume 2: End-User Training
Volume 3: Technology-Mediated Communication
Volume 4: Women and Technology (in preparation)

Volume 5, TECHNOLOGY AND CROSS-NATIONAL CHALLENGES, will include
papers that are international, interdisciplinary, theoretical,
empirical, macro and micro but, most important, INTERESTING! The
title seems appropriate considering the recent changes in Europe
(e.g., the re-unification of Germany; new political systems
developing in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; the
formation of the European Economic Area), the Middle East and
other regions around the world (e.g., free-trade between
Mexico and Chile). The world is becoming smaller while trading
across national borders is becoming the norm for countries and
firms alike. Technology plays an ever more important part in
allowing firms to remain COMPETITIVE in this "global village."

Authors are encouraged to think creatively about possible subject
matter, including manuscripts that:

* are critical, reflective, daring, insightful and thorough and,
most important, advance our thinking and understanding about
cross-national issues and the technology domain;

* assess the effects of economic and political realities (e.g.,
free trade between countries) upon firms'/industries'
competitiveness and technology management (joint ventures in
research and development);

* distinguish between cross-cultural and cross-national
differences and similarities when it comes to workers and
labour laws;

* study how behavioral genetics may improve understanding of
cultural issues and how this may pertain to the technology
domain;

* assess ethical, health, legal and occupational safety issues
across national boundaries (e.g., radiation and waste
management);

* address technology's effect on and/or relationship with labour
markets and their effects on minorities (e.g., guest workers,
immigrants and women);

* assess how liberalization of markets (e.g., deregulation and
privatization of telecommunications) may accelerate technology
use;

* appraise how technology has changed international financial
markets and how international and/or national laws and codes of
ethics adhered to by bankers, brokers and clients may ease the
growing pains;

* discuss and/or evaluate these issues or any combinations
thereof from a DEVELOPING WORLD PERSPECTIVE.

Each manuscript must conclude with a section entitled
IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT. As well, the paper's
relationship to the subject of TECHNOLOGY AND CROSS-NATIONAL
CHALLENGES must be clear.

TIHR is calling for innovative, interesting, challenging papers
using either quantitative or qualitative research methodologies.
Theoretical/conceptual papers must advance current thinking and
go beyond a simple review of the literature. Papers should be
accessible to a wide audience. Accordingly, integrating findings
of past research beyond that of one's own country is a must
(e.g., USA authors should discuss research published outside
North America).

TIHR will also consider Research Notes or shorter papers no
longer than 20 double-spaced typewritten pages. These may be
replications of previous studies, brief ethnographies,
reflections on research programs, empirically-based comments,
contradictions of other findings or conclusions, or descriptions
of new or innovative methods or perspectives.

Papers are selected on a COMPETITIVE basis (