Call for papers


Int. J. of Strategic Change Management


Special Issue on: "Strategic Change Management in Service Sector: Challenges and Opportunities from a Global Perspective"


Guest Editors:
Prof. Wei Song, Black Hills State University, USA
Prof. Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain
Prof. Jingyuan Zhao, University of Québec at Montréal, Canada


The scale of the service sector is significantly increasing internationally for both developed and developing markets. Therefore, strategic change management has become extremely important in this sector, as its implementation is directly related to the success or failure of the firm. The service sector encompasses a growing portion of commerce, with areas such as finance, insurance, real estate, transport, information management, utilities, health care, educational institutions, government services, professional and technical services, tourism and hospitality.


The objective of this special issue is to focus on the challenges and opportunities for strategic change management in the service sector. We invite high quality papers investigating various challenges and opportunities in the service sector related to strategic change management from a global perspective.


Subject Coverage


We are interested in both theoretical and research papers. The suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following, in the context of service sector from a global perspective:

  • International business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operation
  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Human capital
  • Social media
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge management
  • Intellectual property management
  • Database management
  • International culture management
  • Business ethics
  • Legal issues


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.


Any enquiry regarding the special issue should be directed to Professor Wei Song at, CC to Prof. Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos at and Prof. Jingyuan Zhao at


Important Dates


Submission of abstracts: 15 February, 2012


Manuscripts due by: 15 May, 2012


Notification of authors: 15 July, 2012


Submission of final versions: 31 August, 2012


Editors and Notes


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our information on preparing and submitting articles. If you experience any problems submitting your paper online, please contact, describing the exact problem you experience. (Please include in your email the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the names of the Guest Editors)