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International Journal of Business Environment
International Journal of Business Environment


Special Issue on: "Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Mobile Commerce"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Emmanouil Stiakakis and Dr. Christos K. Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece

With the rise in usage of mobile phones and the advent of modern, powerful and easy to use handheld devices, the current implications of mobile commerce (m-commerce) on society, businesses and the economy are tremendous. Mobile services and applications have attracted much academic and business interest due to the indisputable advantages of mobile and ubiquitous computing.

There is a significant need for future trends on m-commerce to be explored, for innovative practices in planning and building m-commerce solutions to be investigated, and for inspiration in how to be a successful entrepreneur in the mobile context to be developed. For example, exploring the economic effects of privacy-related mobile security issues, analysing the vulnerabilities of mobile payment systems and their economic impact, and examining how mobile devices are transforming consumer behaviour and expectations are certainly fields of great interest.

This special issue aims at highlighting the most innovative applications as well as the most significant entrepreneurial aspects of m-commerce. We are particularly interested in business/managerial aspects of m-commerce issues. However, submitted papers could make references to technology-related topics, keeping in mind the business orientation of the journal.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Economic issues of m-services/applications/technologies
  • Business issues of m-services/applications/technologies
  • Mobile payment systems
  • Mobile social networks
  • Mobile consumerware applications
  • Mobile security and privacy
  • Trust and loyalty in m-commerce
  • M-commerce strategy development
  • Enterprise m-commerce strategies
  • Mobile retail
  • M-commerce business models
  • Mobile purchasing behaviour
  • Development of mobile markets
  • M-commerce and regulatory issues
  • Best practices and case studies in m-commerce

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 28 May, 2014

First round of reviews: 15 August, 2014

Revisions due: 15 November, 2014

Second round reviews: 15 February, 2015

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 28 February, 2015

Final versions due from authors: 15 March, 2015