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Proposal Submission Deadline: November 25, 2008
Full Articles Due: February 10, 2009

Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global
An encyclopedia edited by Dr. In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA
To be published by IGI Global:

This publication is part of the Advances in E-Business Research (AEBR)
Book Series found at [http://www.igi-global.com/aebr]

Recently, web-based e-business has been going through a major
transformation to take advantage of the new e-business technologies,
standards, and business models emerging in different industries. With the
phenomenal advancements in wireless communication technologies, mobile
computing is entering into the mainstream e-commerce arena. Web 2.0 is
changing the trends of the web technology development and web design. To
remain competitive in the global economy, e-business development and
management have become central business activities for most digital
enterprises. While e-business development and management is an important
subject of study for academic researchers, there is still a lack of
comprehensive reference sources which provide the most up-to-date research
findings and future directions. The Encyclopedia of E-Business Development
and Management in the Global Economy attempts to fill this void by
covering a wide range of topics in e-business development and management
for global enterprises.

Objective of the Book
The Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global
Economy aims to present a comprehensive description related to the current
issues and future trends of e-business development and management for
global enterprises. It will serve as a source of knowledge for
researchers, educators, students, and industry practitioners to share and
exchange their most current research findings, ideas, practices,
challenges, and opportunities concerning e-business development and

Target Audience
Projected audience includes researchers, instructors, e-business managers,
and undergraduate/graduate students in various e-commerce programs.

Recommended Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. E-Business Theories in Development and Management 
2. E-Business Planning and Evaluations
3. E-Business System Development
	Development Methods
	Design Factors
	User Interface
4. E-Business Process Integration
	Enterprise Resources Planning
	Enterprise Systems
	Back-End & Front-End E-Business Applications
5. E-Business Project Management
6. E-Business Management Areas
	Human resources
	Web-based Decision Support Systems
	Supply Chain Management
7. E-Commerce Business Models
8. Mobile Commerce
	Mobile Services
	Location Commerce
9. Consumer Behavior 
10. Global E-Business Development and Management: Model, Technologies,
11. E-Business Development and Management Cases (Success and Failure)
12. Emerging Trends
             Web services, 
             Mobile communications services
             Web 2.0
	Management Practice
13. E-Business Development and Management: Issues, Challenges, and
14. All other related issues in the e-business development and management
for business

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November
25, 2008, a 2-3 page article proposal clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed article. Authors of accepted proposals
will be notified by December 10, 2008 about the status of their proposals
and sent article guidelines. Full articles of 1,500 - 3,500 words
including figures, tables and charts are expected to be submitted by
February 10, 2009. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a
double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as
reviewers for this encyclopedia. Additional information regarding this
publication can also be found at http://www.wiu.edu/users/il102/enc

This encyclopedia is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly
Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the �Information Science Reference�
(formerly Idea Group Reference) and �Medical Information Science
Reference� imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher,
please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be
released in 2010.

Important Dates:
November 25, 2008:	Proposal Submission Deadline
December 10, 2008:	Notification of Acceptance
February 10, 2009:	             Full Article Submission
March 25, 2009:	             Review Result Returned
April 25, 2009:		Final Article Submission
May 1o, 2009:		Final Acceptance Notifications
May 25, 2009:		Submission of Final Articles

Editorial Advisory Board Members:
Rebecca Angeles, University of New Brunswick Fredericton, Canada
Wojciech Cellary, The Poznan University of Economics, Poland
Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University, USA
Riyad Eid, Wolverhampton University, UK
Wen-Chen Hu, University of North Dakota, USA
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Wen-Jang (Kenny) Jih, Middle Tennessee State University, USA
Albert L. Lederer, University of Kentucky, USA
Peter Mykytyn, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
Troy Strader, Drake University, USA
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Peter Zhang, Georgia State University, USA
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)
or by mail to:
Dr. In Lee
Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
Western Illinois University
Tel.: +309-298-1409 � Fax: +309-298-1696
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