ISSN: 14742748
Online ISSN: 20400551
First published in 2002
3 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 16 / Issue 2 Free Issue
Volume: 13 | Issue: 1
Call for Papers

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Download the Notes for Contributors here

The International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development (IJTMSD) is a refereed multidisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing high quality, original and research-based papers addressing policy issues arising from the relationship between technology and development. In its aim to respond to the growing awareness of the need to understand sustainable development in terms of its underlying dynamics, IJTMSD draws on a whole niche area of issues in the relationship between emerging knowledge markets, technological management and sustainable development, and seeks to promote discussion of these in the context of globalisation trends, environmental sustainability and the challenge of world poverty.

The main objectives of the journal are:

  • To provide expert and interdisciplinary insight into the technology dimension of international development.
  • To advance contemporary knowledge about the empirical and theoretical aspects of technology management and sustainable development.
  • To provide robust analyses of the problems and prospects developing countries face in their capacity building efforts to harness resources for sustainable use and achieve the overarching goals of poverty reduction and sustainable development.
  • To look into strategies for technological capability development and assess their the impact on the economy, the society and the environment, in the light of contemporary experience.
  • To offer academics, policy-makers and planners, international development agencies and representatives of business and industry and non-governmental organisations a multi-disciplinary forum for debating and exploring contemporary issues in resource management and development.

The Journal's major areas of focus are:

  • Science and Technology (S&T) and Research and Development (R&D) strategies
  • Innovation systems
  • Issues in technology transfer
  • Skill development, knowledge management and capacity building
  • Socio-economic and cultural modes underlying the organisation and management of production
  • Environmental sustainability, including climate change vulnerability, management of biodiversity, bio-safety, sustainable energy and sustainable use of natural resources
  • Globalisation trends and the implications of these for technology transfer, North-South links and sustainable development.

In both its objectives and orientation, the Journal is intended to present complex issues of development and policy in ways that are intelligible to a wide readership cutting across disciplines without, however, having to lose the rigour and weight of analysis. The Journal would be of particular interest to those involved in academic research, policy making, environmental management and planning in developing countries.

Manuscripts and editorial communications should be directed to EITHER:

Dr Mohammed Saad, University of the West of England, School of Operations Management, Bristol Business School,




Dr Girma Zawdie, David Livingstone Institute of International Development Studies, University of Strathclyde, GLASGOW, G4 0NG, Scotland


Books for review should be directed to:

Dr Hilary Drew

University of the West of England


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ERP Environment seeks to establish a forum for discussion and debate on emerging ideas and on recent research findings. It publishes environmental information for policy-makers, businesses, consultants, researchers, academics and NGOs.

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

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