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International Journal of Learning and Change
International Journal of Learning and Change


Special Issue on: "Information and Communication Technologies Development: SME Changes in the Information Age"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Vida Davidavičienė and Assoc. Prof. Ieva Meidutė-Kavaliauskienė, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania

The development of information and communication technologies (ICT) is becoming increasingly powerful in the economic sector. ICT development has not only advantages, but also creates certain challenges for both organisations and consumers. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the most common type of firm found in today’s global economy, and for this reason, research into ICT development and resulting changes in small businesses is becoming extremely important.

ICT development changes can take many forms, such as consumer behaviour changes, IT security issues, e-business solution opportunities, new types of emerging markets, changes of international or internal communication, etc.

Changes that have affected the market and businesses, such as changing society and changing SME management caused by ICT development, must be analysed and documented in the near future so that existing empirical studies and theories may constitute a multi-disciplinary guide for researchers, scholars, consultants, entrepreneurs, businessmen, managers, government agencies and policy makers.

The main aim of this special issue is to analyse the current state of the relationship between ICT development and SMEs in the context of new factors that characterise today’s economic climate. The issue will deal with the diverse and complex questions raised by changed in small organisations caused by ICT development.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • E-business solutions for SMEs
  • E-marketing peculiarities in small businesses
  • Understanding customers behaviour in the virtual environment
  • Small businesses and international networks
  • E-logistic solutions
  • Emerging e-economies
  • ICT security issues in SMEs
  • IT auditing in SMEs
  • Knowledge management in SMEs
  • Modern human resource management solutions for small businesses
  • New tendencies and research in digitalised small businesses
  • Network economic development
  • Social networks in marketing communication of SMEs
  • Mass customisation challenges in the information age

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.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Vida Davidaviciene:
Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene:

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 1 February, 2016