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International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR), an official
publication of the Information Resources Management Association, is
pleased to announce the inaugural issue with five thought-provoking
articles. The inaugural issue is available at http://www.idea-

International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Volume 1 (1), January - March 2005

In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA

In Lee, Editor-in-Chief



“Two Basic Types of Business-to-Business Integration”

Frank Goethals & Jacques Vandenbulcke, SAP Research Chair, F.E.T.E.W.,
K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Wilfried Lemahieu, Monique Snoeck & Bjorn Cumps, F.E.T.E.W., K.U.Leuven,

This paper argues that there exist two basic forms of B2Bi. The paper
clarifies the meaning of both concepts, shows that the difference between
both is fundamental, and discusses the consequences of the difference in
the realm of Web services development.


“E-Business Models in B2B: Process Based Categorization and Analysis of
B2B Models”

Mahesh S. Raisinghani, University of Dallas, USA
Turan Melemez, Lijie Zou, Chris Paslowski, Irma Kikvidze, Susanne Taha &
Klaus Simons, Purdue University, USA

An in-depth study that provides a process-based approach to B2B e-commerce
is presented and illustrated with examples from industry. Problems and
trends in the B2B area form the conclusion of the examination with
suggestions for further research.


“Issues and Opportunities in E-Business Research: A Simonian Perspective”

Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University
Guoqing Chen, Tsinghua University
Soushan Wu, Chang-Gung University

This paper draws upon five seemingly unrelated research areas of Simon
(skew distributions, near decomposability, causal reasoning, effectual
reasoning, and attention management) and proposes a holistic framework of
attention-based information systems for firms to frame an enduring
competitive strategy in the digital economy.


“Semiautomatic Derivation and Use of Personal Privacy Policies in E-

George Yee & Larry Korba, National Research Council Canada, Canada

In this paper, the authors define the content of personal privacy policies
using privacy principles that have been enacted into legislation. They
then present two semiautomated approaches for the derivation of personal
privacy policies.


“Effects of Perceived Risks on Adoption of Internet Banking Services: An
Empirical Investigation in Taiwan”

Wen-Jang Jih, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Shu-Yeng Wong & Tsung-Bin Chang, Da-Yeh University, Taiwan, ROC

This research examines usages of Internet banking services, investigates
the nature and sources of customers’ perceived risks, and tests
hypotheses with regard to impacts of perceived risks on Internet banking

We hope you enjoy these articles. Please contact In Lee at [log in to unmask]
if you have questions.


International Journal of E-Business Research

In Lee, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief
Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences
College of Business and Technology
Western Illinois University

Published: Quarterly (Print and Electronic)
ISSN: 1548-1131; E-ISSN: 1548-114X

Publisher: Idea Group Inc.

The emergence of electronic business is one of the most profound changes
that revolutionized the process of buying, selling, and exchanging
products and services over the Internet. Organizations and customers have
access to vast amounts of data, information, and services that are not
limited in time or space. There is a growing demand in electronic business
research that will provide insights into issues, challenges, and solutions
related to the successful application and management aspects of electronic

The primary objective of the International Journal of E-Business Research
(IJEBR) is to provide an international forum for researchers and
practitioners to advance the knowledge and practice of all facets of
electronic business. Emerging e-business theories, architectures, and
technologies are emphasized in order to stimulate and disseminate cutting-
edge information into research and business communities in a timely
fashion. The secondary objective of this journal is to develop a
comprehensive framework of e-business by taking a multidisciplinary
approach to understanding e-business and its implications on businesses
and economies. This journal will serve as an integrated e-business
knowledge base for those who are interested in contributing to the
advancement of e-business theory and practice through a variety of
research methods including theoretical, experimental, case, and survey
research methods.

IJEBR appears quarterly and maintains rigorous review processes.
Theoretical, experimental, survey, and case studies are all appropriate.
Among topics to be included (but not limited) are the followings:
• E-business models and architectures
• Applications of new technologies to e-business
• Economics of e-business
• Global e-business
• E-procurement methods
• E-business systems integration
• E-business standardizations
• Mobile commerce
• Collaborative commerce
• Electronic markets and infrastructures
• Trends in e-business models and technologies
• Trust, security, and privacy of e-business transactions and information
• Electronic supply chain management and the Internet-based electronic
data interchange
• Valuing e-business assets
• Evaluation methodologies for e-business systems
• E-business technology investment strategies
• E-business process modeling and simulation studies
• Intelligent agent technologies and their impacts
• Web-based languages, application development methodologies, and tools
• Developing and managing middleware to support e-business
• Web personalization and mass customization technologies
• Digital libraries

and other related issues that will contribute to the advancement of e-
business research.

Submission Guidelines
Interested authors are asked to submit their manuscript as an attachment
to an email. The manuscript must be in Word or PDF format. For additional
information on submission guidelines, please consult the journal website
at All submissions and evaluations are
processed electronically.

All submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the
International Editorial Review Board of the Journal for a peer blind
review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be
based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

Direct your inquiries and submissions (via email only) to:

In Lee, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences
College of Business & Technology
Western Illinois University
Email: [log in to unmask]