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Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)

Special Issue On: Social Commerce: Development and Management
Submission Due Date: 12/31/2012

This special issue seeks to foster a scientific understanding of social commerce, provide a timely publication of current research efforts, and forecast future trends in the social commerce area. This special issue is concerned not only with individual customers and customer groups, but also with the social, organizational, and technological aspects of social commerce.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Conceptual frameworks for understanding social commerce
• Design of social commerce networks 
• Economic, social, and cultural issues of social commerce
• Factors influencing adoption of social commerce
• Merchant reputation systems and social commerce
• Pricing strategies for social commerce intermediaries
• Security and privacy in social commerce
• Social commerce and advertising
• Social commerce and network externalities
• Social commerce business models    
• Social commerce for governments
• Social commerce for large enterprises
• Social commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises
• Social commerce in franchising
• Social commerce intermediaries and value networks
• Social commerce management
• Social media for social commerce 
• Social mobile services
• Social software for social commerce
• Strategies for social commerce development
• Theories in social commerce
• Trends in social commerce
• Trust, loyalty, and adoption in social commerce
• User generated content

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this fast track special theme issue on Social Commerce: Development and Management on or before December 31, 2012. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

Important Dates
Submissions due: December 31, 2012
Reviews to authors: February 28, 2013
Revised manuscripts due: April 30, 2013
Publication: October 1, 2013, IJEBR 9(4)

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
In Lee
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
E-mail: [log in to unmask] 

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