Calls for papers


International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management
International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management


Special Issue on: "E-commerce Adoption among SMEs in Developing Countries: Issues, Concerns and Challenges"

Guest Editor: T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia

The effects of e-commerce on globalisation of economic activities have created opportunity as well as threat to the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). While much has been written about the theory and practices of e-commerce generally, not much has been written about it in relation to SMEs in developing countries. The purpose of this special issue is to provide a forum for discussion of topics relating to e-commerce issues, concerns and challenges faced by SMEs in developing countries.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Emerging models in e-commerce adoption
  • Privacy, security, trust and reputation in e-commerce
  • Business-to-business e-commerce
  • Business to consumer e-commerce
  • Barriers to e-commerce
  • Critical success factors
  • E-commerce strategy and implementation
  • Infrastructure for e-commerce
  • Internet payment systems
  • E-procurement
  • Social issues in e-commerce
  • Organisational issues in e-commerce
  • Managerial issues in e-commerce
  • Social issues in e-commerce
  • Cultural issues in e-commerce
  • Logistical issues in e-commerce
  • Channel conflicts in e-commerce
  • Web portals technologies
  • Web services technologies
  • Mobile commerce technologies and management
  • All other related issues that impact the utilisation and management of E-commerce technologies in organisations
Authors who intend to submit are encouraged to send an inquiry on the suitability of their topics to the Guest Editor, Associate Professor T. Ramayah [below] promptly

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 Submission of Papers web-page.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submission : 1 June 2007

Inform Review Results : 31 December 2007

Final Paper Submission : 1 February 2008