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14/05/2007

Special Issue

International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management

Special Issue on

E-BUSINESS AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH: WHERE ARE WE GOING?

Professor Feng Li
Newcastle University Business School

Guest Editor

Professor Feng Li, PhD
Chair of E-Business Development,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne Business School, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 7976; Fax: +44 (0) 191 222 5103; E-mail: Feng.Li@ncl.ac.uk 

E-Business and e-Government have evolved considerably in the last 10 years and it is has now become firmly established as an emerging field of inquiry with a growing number of researchers.  This raises serious conceptual and practical issues with regard to its relationships with Information Systems, especially in terms of their focus, boundary, target audience, as well as key research questions. There are many mutually beneficial opportunities for collaborations in research and publications and in influencing public perceptions. 

This special issue follows the e-Business & e-Government Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (BAM) that took place at Brunel University Business School on the 3rd-4th May 2007.  Over 40 participants from all over the UK participated in the event to present, discuss and debate issues concerning the Relationship between e-Business and Information Systems research. The presentations and debates at the workshop highlighted some of the key issues, explored common interests and identified a number of ways forward.  In particular, new opportunities for collaboration between e-Business and e-Government researchers and IS specialists have been identified, as well as the need for stronger links between the e-Business and e-Government SIG with various IS communities. Further details about the workshop are available at http://www.ebusiness-newcastle.com/news/events/07_05_ebusiness.php.

Academics and practitioners are invited to submit conceptually and empirically based original papers addressing issues linked to the central theme. For the manuscripts guidelines please visit the journal’s web site at: http://www.business-and-management.org. All papers should be submitted via email attachment (in MS Word format) to the Guest Editor, Professor Feng Li (Feng.li@ncl.ac.uk) before 25th June 2007.  All papers will be double blind refereed.

The special issue is scheduled for publication before the end of 2007.