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International Journal of Electronic Finance
International Journal of Electronic Finance


Special Issue on: "Homeland Security – Compliances and Effects"

Guest Editors: Dr. Kai S. Koong and Dr. Lai C. Liu, The University of Texas-Pan American, USA

Research and development in the areas of homeland security is mission critical to the national interest of all countries. While it may be true that most of the terrorism related cases are targeted at the United States, Spain, England, Japan, and Saudi Arabia, just to name a few, governments and citizens of all nations are affected by the increasingly complex and number of compliance measures instituted across the globe.

In the area of corporate finance, every transaction generated at and through all financial institutions, be it via regular business channels or the Internet, must now be carefully monitored. To ensure effectiveness, studies into the type of data captured, processes developed, and reports customised are mission critical to the attaining of homeland security. From the perspective of public finance, homeland security can affect the economic development and well being of nations. Excessive security measures can adversely affect revenue generation because physical and electronic barriers of all types do hinder or reduce the exchange of good and services among nations. For border communities, it can even bring a city or an industry to financial ruin.

The focus of this Special Issue is on the assessment of homeland security compliances. Manuscripts dealing with corporate and public financial effects are especially welcomed. Assessment areas are broadly defined to include all outcomes that can affect individuals, transactions, industry sectors, communities, or nations. Quality manuscripts containing (a) real world case studies, (b) taxonomies that are based on grounded theories, (c) robust methodologies and empirical results, and (d) assessment instruments, technologies, and techniques with proven success, are especially encouraged.

Subject Coverage
Subject coverage of the special issue includes, but is not limited to:
  • Types, effectiveness and costs of surveillance technologies
  • Implementation, effectiveness and cost of homeland security methodologies
  • Acceptance of homeland security compliance measures
  • Global Internet crime and terrorism
  • Data capture, process development and compliance system customization
  • Determining the return on investment of homeland security measures
  • Government grant allocation for homeland security
  • Government expenditures on homeland security
  • Suspicious activity reporting systems
  • Efficacy and effects of homeland security on global economic development
  • Effects of homeland security measures on border economic development
  • Homeland security and health economics
  • Definitions and assurances of continuous compliance
  • Real-time global financial reporting and surveillance systems
  • Curriculum and training of personnel for homeland security compliance

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 Papers Submission section under Author Guidelines

Important Dates

Abstract of Intent (Optional but highly encouraged): 15 November, 2008

Full Paper Deadline: 15 January, 2009

Notification of Acceptance: 15 March, 2009

Final Version of Paper: 15 May, 2009