Dear colleagues,

Due to overwhelming requests for an extension, the proposal submission 
deadline has been extended to January 31, 2009!  I look forward to receiving 
your proposals.

Best regards,

In Lee, Ph.D.
Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences
College of Business and Technology
Western Illinois University
Stipes Hall 431
Macomb, IL 61455 USA
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

Editor, Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Global 
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR) 

Proposal Submission Deadline (on an ongoing basis): November 25, 2008 - 
January 31, 2009
Full Articles Due (on an ongoing basis): February 10 - March 31, 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 []

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 

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 management.

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 January 31, 
2009, 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 
February 10, 2009 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 March 31, 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

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 
This publication is anticipated to be released in 2010.

Important Dates (on an ongoing basis as materials arrive):
November 25, 2008 - January 31, 2009:	Proposal Submission Deadline
December 5, 2008 - February 10, 2009:	Notification of Acceptance
February 10 - March 31, 2009:		Full Article Submission
March 10 - May 31, 2009:			Review Result Returned
April 10 - June 30, 2009: 			Revised Chapter Submission
May 1 - July 15, 2009:				Final Acceptance 
May 10 - July 31, 2009:			Final Article Submission

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
Neil Doherty, Loughborough University, UK
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
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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