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International Journal of Value Chain Management
International Journal of Value Chain Management


Special Issue on: "Performance Analysis in an e-Business Environment"

Guest Editors: Dr Dash Wu, University of Toronto, Canada and Professor Celik Parkan, Long Island University, USA

e-Business initiatives have received significant attention and investments in recent years. As increasing number of companies make electronic business an integral part of their strategic activities, the importance of analysing the performance of an e-Business environment has become critical for competitiveness. There are many key issues to be explored with respect to the performance analysis of an e-Business environment, such as the evaluation of information flows and selection of a project plan, which involves the issues of milestones, tasks, schedules, staffing, deliverables, and costs.

The intent of the special issue is to investigate innovative and effective uses of performance evaluation, management, and control approaches in an e-Business environment. Authors are encouraged to submit both theoretical and applied articles addressing the theme of the special issue.

Subject Coverage
Topics of relevance to the special issue include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performance evaluation in supply chain management
  • Value chain performance analysis
  • Performance evaluation in B2C or B2B e-Business cases
  • Performance assessment of customer relation management (CRM)
  • Design, construction, implementation, and evaluation of information systems (IS) projects
  • Control and evaluation mechanisms for IS projects
  • Performance measurement and IS interface
  • Performance evaluation in multi-national enterprises
  • Performance assessment methods, including data envelopment analysis (DEA)
  • Multi-criteria decision making techniques
  • Impact of information technology (IT) in the various industries, e.g., financial services, manufacturing, retail industry, hospitality sector
  • Applications of IS evaluations in project management using, for example, SCOR, Balanced Scorecard

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

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 November, 2007

Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: 1 March, 2008

Submission of final manuscript: 1 May, 2008