International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise

This journal also publishes Open Access articles

Call for papers
Editor in Chief: Dr. Emad S. Abouel Nasr
ISSN online: 1740-2093
ISSN print: 1740-2085
4 issues per year
Subscription price


The ability of enterprises to persist, grow and survive depends on their ability to adapt to new conditions, manage change and become a de-facto element of a revenue food-chain. Adaptability is a function of being able to generate and affect new responses quickly. The current state of toolsets to deal with enterprise design is inadequate. IJCEnt addresses new concepts for systematic integration of methods dealing with people/process/technology that can lead to the development of capability for the Design of Enterprise.


 Topics covered include

  • Market positioning models
  • Organisational systems design
  • Knowledge based paradigms
  • Learning organisations and change management
  • Service oriented architectures
  • Quality and operations management
  • Collaborative technologies
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Integrated product and process value chains
  • Systems engineering paradigms
  • Lean business management
  • Integrated supply chain management
  • Enterprise reengineering
  • Reconfigurable manufacturing and systems
  • Technical innovation and entrepreneurship

More on this journal...

For all companies large and small, the competitive landscape is now global in nature, the responses they make to the marketplace will determine their ability to survive and thrive. By analogy with biological organisms, for example a virus, human organisations will have to be adaptive to be able to persist and survive, this has a direct impact on the design of organisation, its people and their information systems.

What we are now faced with is the need for new methods and techniques for the design of enterprise. The enterprise is a people based “Complex Adaptive System” responding to marketplace patterns and signals, the response that the enterprise makes determines its quality of life and continued survival. The economic health of National and Regional economies is clearly affected by the inductive interactions of these generators of economic goods by the value generated and taxes paid. Human creativity facilitated by technology is fundamental to enterprise in the global marketplace. In the same manner that we have explored product development during the 19th and 20th centuries using our sciences, in the 21st century we now have to embark on an exploration of human organisation for enterprise and value to business and society.

The objective of IJCEnt is to bring together a selection of new perspectives that, focusing on intellect as a core resource in producing and delivering value, analyse the new strategies and the organisations that support them.


Interested readers include:

  • Chief Executive Officers, their advisors and strategy teams
  • Corporate leaders with bottom-line responsibilities
  • Management consultants
  • Business and industry managers
  • Academic researchers
  • Company presidents
  • Libraries and information centres serving the needs of the above


IJCEnt publishes high-quality original papers and is double blind peer-reviewed. It presents strategies, resources, methodologies, tools and techniques aimed at unlocking key aspects related to intellect and service technologies, relevant for research and practice. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome as well as qualitative and quantitative studies. Special Issues devoted to important topics within the aims and scopes of the journal are also considered.



Browse issues

Vol. 6
Vol. 5
Vol. 4
Vol. 3
Vol. 2
Vol. 1



Get Permission
More on permissions

 IJCEnt is indexed in:


 IJCEnt is listed in:


    Editor in Chief

  • Abouel Nasr, Emad S., Helwan University, Egypt and King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


  • Kamrani, Ali K., University of Houston, USA

Associate Editors

  • Nahavandi, Saeid, Deakin University, Australia
  • Vojdani, Nina, Universitaet Rostock, Germany

Editorial Board Members

  • Badiru, Adedeji B., Air Force Institute of Technology, USA
  • Bruccoleri, Manfredi, University of Palermo, Italy
  • Chandra, Charu, University of Michigan – Dearborn, USA
  • Jamshidi, Mo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Khorram, Siamak, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Montreuil, Benoit, Université Laval, Canada
  • Stecke, Kathryn E., University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Tong, L.O.H. Han, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Umeda, Shigeki, Musashi Unversity, Japan
  • Usher, John M., Mississippi State University, USA
  • Veeramani, Raj, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Wilhelm, Micky R., University of Louisville, USA
  • Wysk, Richard A., North Carolina State University, USA


A few essentials for publishing in this journal


  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
  • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


Submission process


All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

Submit here.