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Call for Chapters for the Handbook of Research on Telecommunications
Planning and Management for Business
(Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) Book Series)

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 15, 2007
Publisher: Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global)

Editor: In Lee, Ph.D.
Western Illinois University

Introduction: Telecommunications technologies continue to evolve in
different directions and are now key strategic assets in business
organizations. With the rapid progress in telecommunications technologies,
telecommunications planning and management have become increasingly
important in this digital economy. New telecommunications technologies that
can have significant implications for corporate strategies are being
developed constantly. For example, wireless and wired networks complemented
by a growing range of mobile devices are having a significant impact on the
ways business organizations serve customers and run their daily operations.
The incredible growth of telecommunications technologies and the demand for
a new generation of telecommunications stakeholders have facilitated the
introduction of Telecommunications Management programs in many higher
education institutions in the US and around the world.

The Handbook of Research on Telecommunications Planning and Management for
Business (Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) Book Series) will provide
a repository for researchers, educators, students, and industry
practitioners to share and exchange their research ideas, practical
experiences, challenges, and opportunities. In addition, it will present
tools and techniques in all aspects of telecommunications planning and
management. This new publication will be distributed among academic and
professional institutions worldwide and will be instrumental in providing
access to the latest knowledge on telecommunications planning and
management for business.

Coverage:  The Handbook of Research on Telecommunications Planning and
Management for Business (Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) Book
Series) will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of
concepts, processes and acronyms. Additionally, this volume will feature
chapters (5,000-7,500 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-
depth description of key terms and concepts related to different  areas,
issues and trends in telecommunications planning and management for
business worldwide.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
(We will solicit research-oriented as well as practitioner-oriented
chapters. Case studies will also be solicited)

 Acquisitions and evaluation of RFPs
 Business applications of telecommunications
 Case studies in telecommunications planning and management in industries
(including planning, operations, acquisition, project management,
budgeting, forecasting, etc.)
 Challenges and opportunities in telecommunications technologies and
 Convergence of telecommunications and computing
 Designing, deploying, and using networked systems in industries
 Disaster prevention and recovery: plan and management
 Effects of legislation and regulation on telecommunications products and
 Emerging networking trends
 Emerging telecommunications technologies and applications
 Issues in telecommunications planning and management
 Evaluation of telecommunications products and services: methods and
 Evolution of telecommunications technologies and applications
 Migration strategies and management
 Future trends in technologies and applications
 Integration of the Internet and telephone systems
 Management of telecommunications in organizations
 Network management standards and tools
 Network pricing issues and strategies
 Outsourcing of networking and data communication services
 Performance benchmarking
 Performance evaluation of new network application and systems
 Quality control: tools and techniques
 Strategic use of networking technologies
 Success factors of networked systems
 Telecommunications and business process redesign
 Telecommunications and accounting/finance/tax
 Telecommunications and e-commerce
 Telecommunications architecture
 Telecommunications audit
 Telecommunications budgeting: methods and practices
 Telecommunications cost analysis
 Telecommunications investment analysis: models, methods, tools, and
 Telecommunications infrastructure
 Telecommunication management skills
 Telecommunication management standards, models, and tools
 Telecommunications need assessment
 Telecommunications organization design
 Telecommunications operations management: help desk, operations, and
administrative services
 Telecommunications planning models and tools
 Telecommunications project management: tools and techniques
 Telecommunications products and services
 Telecommunications requirements analysis
 Telecommunications security management
 Telecommunications skill requirements: technology and management
 Telecommunications strategic/tactical/operations plan
 All other related issues in the telecommunications planning and
management for business

Invited Submissions: Individuals interested in submitting chapters on the
above-suggested topics or other related topics should submit a 2-3 page
chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and objectives of the
proposed chapter to In Lee, editor, at [log in to unmask] no later than August
15, 2007. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been listed in
our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the research
area in which you have expertise. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you
will have until January 31, 2008, to prepare your chapter of 5,000-7,500
words and 7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions. Guidelines
for preparing your paper and terms and definitions will be sent to you upon
acceptance of your proposal.

The book is scheduled to be published by Information Science Reference
(formerly Idea Group Reference) (an imprint of IGI Global). For additional
information regarding the publisher, please visit

Schedule of Deadlines:
August 15, 2007 - 2-3 page proposal for chapters
September 15, 2007 - Acceptance notification for chapter proposals
January 31, 2008 - Full chapter submission
March 31, 2008 - Deadline for writing to authors about needed revisions
May 15, 2008 - Revised chapters due from authors
June 30, 2008 - Deadline for final accepted chapters, disk, and author
May 31, 2008 - Deadline to send complete manuscripts to IGI Global

All inquiries and submissions should be sent to:
Editor, Dr. In Lee at <[log in to unmask]>
Additional information is provided at

In Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
Editor-in-Chief, Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR) Book Series
Department of Information Management and Decision Sciences
College of Business and Technology, Western Illinois University
Stipes Hall 431
Macomb, IL 61455 USA

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