Calls for papers
International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management
Special Issue on: "Enterprise 2.0: Management Principles, Technologies and Techniques"
Richard Chbeir, Bourgogne University, France
Epaminondas Kapetanios, University of Westminster, UK
Enterprise 2.0 has been coined as a term to characterise the emergence of new tools to enable contextual, agile and simplified information exchange and collaboration to distributed workforces and networks of partners and customers. Going beyond technicalities, Enterprise 2.0 also stands as the term for business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email. Therefore, it aspires to provide business managers with access to the right information at the right time through a web of interconnected applications, services and devices.
Enterprise 2.0 as a business organisational model also promises to make accessible the collective intelligence of many, translating it to a huge competitive advantage in the form of increased innovation, productivity and agility. Further implications of this model are fuzzy boundaries and open borders, information systems as emergent folksonomies, short-time-to-market cycles, user-driven technology, flat organisation, and ease of organisational flow, as opposed to implications of the Enterprise 1.0 model such as structured and dictated information systems, taxonomies, long-time-to-market cycles, lack of IT user control, silos and boundaries, to name a few.
Despite the fact that Enterprise 2.0 has become a catchier term, sometimes used to describe social and networked changes to enterprises or the introduction and implementation of Web 2.0 technologies within an enterprise, including software as service, rich internet applications, the Web as platform and other trendy terms, there are many open challenges ranging through social, business and IT technology aspects.
In this special issue, we solicit visionary as well as theoretical and application papers, which address Enterprise 2.0 modelling and management principles and techniques in a cross-disciplinary form. Particular emphasis will be given to papers discussing and challenging the implications of the Enterprise 2.0 to current information systems and organisational forms within enterprises from social, business and technical management point of view.Subject Coverage
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Collective intelligence
- Web 2.0
- Collaborative platforms and spaces
- Social networks
- Open source technologies
- Cloud computing
- Virtual world
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.
Paper Submission: 31 January, 2010 (extended)
Notification: 1 April, 2010
Camera-ready: 1 June, 2010