Calls for papers


International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business


Special Issue on: "ICT and the Net Economy"

Guest Editors:
Matteo Rossi, University of Sannio, Italy
Paolo Esposito, Eastern Piedmont University, Italy

Since the last decade of 20th century, the “virtual” economy (or “web economy”, or “net economy”, or “new economy”) has been widely accepted as a technology which influences the production of goods and services and the distribution of the same (Kollmann, 2002, 2011), providing a global platform over which people and organisations devise strategies (Haltinwager, Jarmin, 2000; Kollmann, Hàssel, 2007), interact, communicate, collaborate, co-operate (Walley, 2007; Branderburger, Nalebuff, 2011) and search for information.

According to authoritative experts (Nalebuff, Branderburger, Tapscott, 1996; Tapscott, Lowy, Ticoll, 1998; Haltinwager, Jarmin, 2000; Rifkin, 2001; Schwartz, 2002; Smith, 2003; Biswas, 2004), the virtual economy is of growing interest to the economic activities carried out by companies in the digital economy, changing competition and market rules (Brynjolfsson, Kahin, 2002) from competition to co-opetition (Biondi, Giannocolo, 2012; Katsanokis, Konyva, 2012; Himpel, 2012; Sroka, 2013).

To investigate these issues, this special issue solicits the submission of

  1. papers studying the impact of the net economy in private and public companies;
  2. papers investigating the changes in business models and in accounting management;
  3. papers that analyse and discuss the different configurations of the net economy in different organisations surveyed in different countries, in different sectors of economic activity;
  4. papers studying the economic changement from competition to co-opetition due to the advent of the net economy.
Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following::

  • Virtual property and digital economy
  • “Digital based” and “digital related” companies
  • Web accountability and web governance of web business
  • The providers of network access
  • The effects of net economy systems on the public sector

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

Submission deadline: 20 March, 2014