Special Issue focusing on:
to be published in March 2006
The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in private corporations (e-Business) and governments (e-Government) has in recent years attracted a significant amount of interest from academics working in different fields. This interest has lead to an abundant number of studies discussing the advantages to be enjoyed, thanks to the adoption of ICT and the associated change in organizations and in business practice. E-business and e-government are generally viewed by scholars as two phenomena that are quite similar in nature, yet occur independently one another. As a consequence, the two are generally studied separately, though using a common background concerning research methods. Recent research has started to suggest that e-business and e-government are related indeed, and therefore ought to be studied together.
The main element supporting such relationship is the economic worth of interactions occurring between businesses and public bodies, with the latter acting as providers of services and/or as purchasers of goods and services. Moreover, the transfer of "lessons- learnt" and best practices across the two domains may be considered to be an important source of innovation for the ICT industry that caters to the needs of firms and public authorities.
In a period of economic change, these themes are remarkably relevant, since they may act as catalysts of economic and social progress in both developed and developing countries. As a matter of fact, partnerships between public and private entities have in many instances become key instruments in enabling the development of regional "ecosystems" capable of sustaining the local economy by stimulating innovation and fostering greater efficiency within industry.
This special issue of the International Journal of e-Business aims to stimulate the creation of academic papers focused on the study of relationships between e-Business and e- Government, ultimately advancing the understanding of how the process of public-private collaboration may evolve in the future and what lessons may be transferred from one context to the other.
Potential contributions may include:
Some of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Submission of papers : 01 January, 2005
Notification of acceptance : 01 September, 2005
Publication schedule : March 2006 (Vol.4, No.2)
Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A standard double-blind review process will be used to select papers for the special issue.
The submitted manuscripts should follow the format as outlined in the "Notes for Intending Authors" found on the IJEB Website (see URL below). Electronic submission in Word 6.0+ or PDF format is required. Please follow the guidelines prescribed by "Submission of papers" on the IJEB Website. Accepted papers must follow the guidelines posted at: http://www.icebnet.org/author/ to format the final papers.
For any questions and article submissions, please contact:
Prof. Emilio Paolucci (email@example.com) and Prof. Marco Cantamessa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Guest Editors, IJEB
Dipartimento di Sistemi di Produzione ed Economia dell'Azienda
Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 - Turin, Italy
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