Calls for papers


International Journal of Services, Economics and Management
International Journal of Services, Economics and Management


Special Issue on: "Global Service Supply Chain Management"

Guest Editor: Professor Ephrem Eyob, Virginia State University, USA

With increased globalisation, the role of global services in economic growth and job creation calls for researchers and practitioners’ attention to come up with innovative solutions to manage this increasingly strategic issue for the sustainability of firms’ competitiveness. Improved global service supply chain performance reduces the cost of service procurement, mainly of outsourced skilled labour, to reduce overall risks while operating in a complex environment of suppliers and consumers. Practitioners of global service supply chain management must weigh important factors related to global supply chains when making decisions.

Invited papers should cover cutting edge issues related to global service supply chains that may be of interest to researchers and practitioners to foster discussions on empirical and theoretical work on global service economics and management to meet the needs of the service sectors in this increasingly global economy.

Contributed articles must have clear implications for practitioners based on one or more of a variety of rigorous research methodologies. Manuscripts accepted for publication should meet the following criteria:

  • Global service sectors relevance
  • A strong basis within economics, supply chain management, and globalisation
  • Research rigour applied through scientific approach to problem solving
  • Significant impact on practice, theory and management
Subject Coverage
Global topics may include but are not limited to:
  • Global service supply chain management
  • Global service reverse logistics
  • Green service logistics management
  • Inventory management in global supply chain
  • Global service supply chain performance score card
  • Global service supply chain strategy
  • Service life cycle management
  • Service supply chain enterprise application
  • Global service supply chain planning
  • Global procurement effectiveness and metrics
  • Benchmarking in global service supply chain
  • Global outsourcing in service management
  • Ethics and social responsibility in global service supply chain
  • Global alliance in supply chain management
  • Electronic optimisation in global service supply chain
  • Global service purchasing
  • Incentive contracting in global supply chain
  • Global service supply chain facilities
  • Global service supply chain simulations
  • Global service supply chain security and reliability
  • Information technology in global service supply chain
  • Global customer relations management in service supply chain

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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

Important Dates

Extended abstract submission deadline: 10 September, 2009 (extended)

Full paper submission deadline: 1 December, 2009

No changes can be made to the papers after: 30 April, 2010