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International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations


Special Edition on: "Virtual Project Management: Collaboration and Leadership"

Guest Editors: Adrian Plüss and Charles Huber, University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland

There is in both literature and practice common agreement about the increasing importance of collaboration and leadership in virtual project management teams. Generally, virtual project management means virtual teams (geographically dispersed teams) as a group of individuals who work across time, space and organisational boundaries with links strengthened by webs of communication technology.

This special issue intends to provide an integrated view of the most recent contributions at the several dimensions that can be identified in VPM:

  • The financial, customer, process and cooperation performance, which includes concepts, organisational models and business integration models
  • The managerial dimension, which includes the integration management, relationship management, process integration, knowledge management, technology integration management and information integration
  • The technological dimension, which includes the application integration and integration technologies, technological infrastructure and standards
  • The social dimension, which includes the human resources management, human resources integration, social issues, impact, communities of knowledge

The mission of the special issue is to discuss the main issues, trends and opportunities related to VPM, from the above-mentioned perspective, in a very comprehensive way, and to disseminate practical solutions. The overall objectives are:

  • To discuss the importance of VPM the emerging networked, extended and collaborative organisational models
  • To introduce and discuss the VPM requirements in the model
  • To introduce VPM models for enterprise integration, information integration and technology integration
  • To introduce the state-of-the-art technology supporting VPM
  • To discuss the human dimension in VPM
  • To introduce relevant and recent developments and solutions (academic and industrial)

The issue is both for an academic audience (teachers, researchers and students, mainly of postgraduate studies) and professionals (managers, organisational and system developers, and IT specialists in terms of explaining the requirements and frameworks for IT solutions).

Subject Coverage
Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • VPM business requirements and business integration requirements
  • VPM integration models and architectures
  • VPM business integration management
  • VPM information integration
  • VPM technology integration
  • VPM social aspects
  • VPM technologies and infrastructures for business integration
  • VPM case studies related t
  • performance management
  • VPM demonstration and validation of implemented solutions
  • VPM and online mediation

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

Important Dates

The completed paper should be submitted by: 31 July 2010 (extended)