Noble Named Editor in Chief of International Innovation Journal

September 12, 2018

Charles Noble was recently named incoming co-editor in chief of the Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM). The peer-reviewed journal leads the field of academic research on innovation management, covering a broad and interdisciplinary spectrum of factors crucial for successful product and service development.

Noble, who currently serves as associate dean for faculty and research at the Haslam College of Business and the Henry Professor of Business, will share the editorship with Jelena Spanjol of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany. 

“JPIM publishes on a broad range of cutting-edge topics from experts all over the world and across several disciplines,” Noble says. “Its already large impact factor continues to grow, and we hope to enhance scholarly and managerial thinking in these important areas.”

Noble and Spanjol will introduce their formal plans and leadership goals for the journal at its annual conference in November. 

Noble has published multiple articles in JPIM and served as a reviewer for a special edition on innovation in data-rich environments. In 2016, he co-chaired a research workshop with Neeraj Bharadwaj, associate professor of marketing, on innovation in data-rich environments. The event, which included partners JPIM, the Marketing Science Institute and the University of Tennessee’s Office of Research and Engagement, brought the most prominent scholars of the field from across the country to UT’s campus to discuss their research and share thoughts for the future.  

Noble’s research focuses on design and development processes for products and services, which pairs well with JPIM’s focus. He serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals and has published research in the Journal of Marketing, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and IEE Transactions on Engineering Management, among others.