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International Journal of Enterprise Network Management
International Journal of Enterprise Network Management


Special Issue on: "The Role of Information Systems in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs): The Context within Developing Countries and Economies"

Guest Editor: Assistant Professor Milind Kumar Sharma, Jai Narain Vyas University, India

In modern business environments characterised by ever-increasing competition and globalisation, companies have been exploiting innovative technologies and strategies to achieve sustain competitive advantage. As an effective business philosophy, the information system has gained a significant amount of attention from both the academics and practitioners community in the recent years.

The effects of information systems 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 information systems 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 information system issues, concerns and challenges faced by SMEs in developing countries.

Subject Coverage
Topics suitable for this special issue include but are not limited to:
  • Information system-related practices in SMEs
  • Role of the information system in SMEs in e-business
  • Role of top management in adopting information systems in SMEs
  • Information system architecture in SMEs
  • Role of information systems in SMEs networks and clusters
  • Information systems for supply chain management in SMEs
  • Information and communication technology (ICT) in information systems
  • Performance measurement of information systems in SMEs
  • Role of information technology professionals in information systems in SMEs
  • Barriers in snformation systems in SMEs
  • Benefits observed/perceived for information systems in SMEs
  • Strengths and weaknesses of SMEs with respect to information systems
  • Challenges and issues in adoption of information systems in SMEs
  • Threats of information systems in SMEs
  • Role of incubators, science park, associations, institutions and universities in information systems
  • Government policy and information systems

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 June 2007

Notification of peer review to authors: 31 August 2007

Deadline for submitting revised manuscripts: 31 October 2007