Call for Papers (Vol. 5, No. 3)

Special Issue focusing on:
"Project Management and Information Systems Evaluation in Electronic Business"

to be published in May 2007
in the
International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB)
ISSN (Online): 1741-5063 - ISSN (Print): 1470-6067
Listed in ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global Database

Guest Editors:
Prof. Patrick Y.K. Chau
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. William Y.C. Wang
University of South Australia, Australia


In the past, project success has been defined narrowly as simply meeting time and cost constraints for a given scope of work. However, in order to make an IT project completely successful and sustain the information systems adopted, basic definition of success needs to be extended to include meeting return on investment expectations, product quality, stakeholder satisfaction, security, maintainability and adaptability. As more and more companies are integrating electronic business into their strategic activities, project management and evaluation of information systems are increasingly important to the business successfulness. There are many key issues to be explored and identified in IS project management such as a full set of project plans, including milestones, tasks, schedules, staffing, deliverables, and costs foreseen, for a complex software development project. It can also be analyzing a specific organizational setting with critical software needs and the performance measurement/post-adoption considerations of the needed plans. The purpose of this special issue is to explore effective and innovative use of project management and evaluation mechanism in the adoption of electronic businesses systems.

Topics of relevance to this special issue include (but not limited to):

  1. Design, construction, use and evaluation of information systems projects Supply chain management and systems evaluation
  2. Project management in B2C or B2B e-business
  3. Control and evaluation mechanism for IS projects
  4. Performance measurement and IS team work
  5. IS projects in the multi-national enterprises
  6. Identifying project scope for temporal and cost related considerations
  7. Post project management: issues in the IS maintenance
  8. The instrumentality as the enabler for IS project management íV aspects of logistics, finance, and information technology associated with IS project support
  9. Mutual ownership in IS projects: the stakeholder aspect (vendors, business owners, users, and IS professionals)
  10. Control and evaluation of multiple IS projects
  11. Applications of IS evaluations and projects management (SCOR, Balanced Scorecard, BPR, and etc.)
  12. Theoretical frameworks
  13. Anatomy of successful/failed cases

Original contributions and thoughtful survey and case studies papers, from both research and industry, are welcome.

Important Dates

Submission of papers : 15 July, 2006
Notification of acceptance : 15 February, 2007
Publication schedule :May-June 2007 (Vol.5, No.3)

Submission Instructions

For any questions and article submissions, please contact:
Guest Editors, IJEB
Prof. Patrick Y.K. Chau
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Prof. William Y.C. Wang
University of South Australia, Australia

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