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International Journal of Electronic Business
International Journal of Electronic Business


Special Issue on: "The Impact of New Forms of Information Technology on Managerial Decision Making"

Guest Editors:
Lee Schlenker, EM Lyon, France
Gilbert Babin, HEC Montréal, Canada

The current economic crisis is seen by many as yet another proof of the inadequacy of managerial decision support systems. In spite of three decades of academic and applied research on decision support systems, many organizations still question whether IT can improve managerial effectiveness. Have social media, any more than the enterprise technologies that have preceded them, fundamentally improved how managers use information in taking decisions?

This special issue aims to explore the relationship between information, information architectures, and organisational decision making. Building upon a multi-disciplinary approach, the contributions will explore how both new forms of IT and/or new approaches to decision sciences can potentially elucidate and enhance managerial choices in providing measurable value to the organisation.

Papers that address theory and practice of all aspects of organisational decision making are invited. Case studies and empirical research are welcome. Contributions will be evaluated on their originality, clarity, and relevance. Submissions from all interdisciplinary areas and from people with practical experience in industry or government are encouraged.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Internet Technology
    • Metadata and metamodelling
    • Knowledge management
    • Multimedia applications using web services
    • Ontology and the semantic web
    • Protocols and standards
  • Decision Sciences
    • Choice modelling
    • Decision analysis
    • Decision theory
    • Complexity
    • Fuzzy logic
    • Game theory
  • E-Business
    • e-Business system design and development
    • Social networks and information systems
    • e-Governance
    • E-business strategies
    • New business models

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

Submission of papers : 15 September, 2010 (extended)

Notification of acceptance : 31 December, 2010

Publication schedule : May 2011