International Journal of Electronic Trade

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Ernesto Damiani
ISSN online: 1742-7533
ISSN print: 1742-7525
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IJETrade fosters multidisciplinary discussion and research on electronic commerce and trade for businesses, consumers, governments and society, in local and global contexts. Given the extraordinary interest in services for the support of fast-growing world trade and for the design, implementation and management of e-commerce/e-trade services, IJETrade concentrates on the proposition of sound theoretical models, methodologies and practices, aiming to provide consultation and promotion of the discipline in an era where the traditional agenda of electronic commerce has been refocused.


 Topics covered include

  • Contexts, marketplaces, globalisation, supply chain management, logistics
  • Business models, strategic adoption frameworks, financial performance
  • Communities/collective intelligence, knowledge management
  • Outsourcing, process modelling, business process reengineering
  • Marketing, customer service/support/relationship management
  • Training/education, learning, security/control, sustainable development
  • IT government/strategy, business strategy alignment, social/business networking
  • Push/pull/adaptive/mobile/ubiquitous/grid technologies
  • Portals, payment systems, web 2.0/semantic web
  • Metadata/content/knowledge management
  • Free/open source software, intelligent agents
  • E-commerce/trade practices/adoption/benchmarking/case studies
  • Domain applications, front/back office, aesthetics, emotional intelligence
  • Tools/emerging technologies, new generation applications
  • Challenges/roadmaps for the future


More topics...

  • Electronic Trade/Electronic Commerce: Contexts
    • Citizens
    • Consumers
    • Business
    • Government
    • Community
    • Global

  • Electronic Trade/Electronic Commerce: Business Issues
    • Globalisation
    • Sustainable development
    • Business models
    • Marketplaces
    • Supply chain management
    • Logistics
    • Marketing
    • Strategic adoption frameworks
    • Communities/collective intelligence
    • Outsourcing and process modelling
    • Business process reengineering
    • Customer relationship management
    • Training and education
    • Security and control
    • Business strategy alignment
    • Social/business networking
    • Knowledge management
    • Learning
    • Financial performance
    • Marketing and customer service/support
    • IT government
    • Aesthetics
    • Emotional intelligence

  • Electronic Trade/Electronic Commerce: The Technologies
    • Front/back office
    • Portals
    • Push/pull technologies
    • Web 2.0
    • Semantic web
    • Adaptive and personalised technologies
    • Metadata and content management
    • Free and open source software
    • Intelligent agents
    • Mobile/ubiquitous/pervasive technologies
    • Security
    • Payment systems
    • Grid technologies
    • IT strategy
    • Content/knowledge management systems
    • Emerging technologies

  • Electronic Trade/Electronic Commerce: Practices and Applications in Domains
    • E-commerce/e-trade practices in different countries/markets/segments/products/services
    • Surveys of e-commerce adoption
    • Benchmarking/best practices/case studies at regional/national/global levels
    • Domain applications
    • Tools/emerging technologies and new generation applications
    • Challenges for the future; specification of government policies for the promotion of electronic trade/electronic commerce
    • Roadmaps for the future



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IJETrade delivers research articles, position papers, surveys and case studies aiming:

  • To provide a holistic and multidisciplinary discussion on how traditional and emerging technologies support new unforeseen means for the provision of e-commerce and e-trade solutions
  • To promote the international collaboration and exchange of ideas and know-how on e-commerce and e-trade practices, applications, methodologies and services
  • To analyse the linkages of e-trade and e-commerce with strategy and to craft managerial models for the alignment of business strategy and e-commerce
  • To provide a balanced discussion of social, business, consumer and government themes
  • To define new frontiers for the provision of e-commerce


IJETrade aims to establish value-adding knowledge transfer and personal development channels in three distinctive areas: academia, industry and government, which summarise the three pillars in which a new scientific publication can play a significant role.


IJETrade publishes original research papers providing significant results, short communications about innovative ideas, and news, announcements and reviews regarding the topics of the journal.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Damiani, Ernesto, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Executive Editors

  • Huemer, Christian, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Passiante, Giuseppina, Università del Salento, Italy

Associate Editor

  • Korczak, Jerzy, Wrocław University of Economics, Poland


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