Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Managing Information Systems in Developing Economies

Call for Paper Type

15 April 2019

Conference Date



The book is a contemporary text to the theory and practice of managing information systems in developing economies. It explores theory and applications of information systems concepts through a mix of cases, discussions with information systems practitioners and executives, and reviews of contemporary issues and trends in information systems research and practice in developing economies. The first part of the book focuses on cases and discussions which demonstrate the need, development, adoption, usage and impact of information systems among organizations in developing economies. The second part of the book examines how entrepreneurs, organizations and institutions make specific decisions in leveraging new and emerging digital technologies/services/information platforms (e.g. data mining, social commerce, social media journalism, fake news networks, User-generated content, video content, voice search, pre-cognitive technologies, blockchain, smart devices, cloud computing, Internet of Things, virtual/augmented reality, big data analytics, 3D/4D printing, Drones) to create new products and services. The third part of the book examines how information and communication technologies help to achieve socio-economic development outcomes (particularly the sustainable development goals, curbing corruption, and addressing climate change challenges). The fourth part of the book presents reviews and discussions of contemporary issues and trends in information systems and its implications on developing economies. It takes into cognizance the key trends in the conduct of business, consumer behavior, technology and governance and how these will shape the future of information systems. It also reviews the past and present information systems research and practices to inform the future. The book takes a practice-oriented approach in which academic authors are encouraged to pair with practitioners to develop cases, discussions and reviews. This is to ensure that the content have relevance to practitioners and professionals, providing them with best practices and lessons which can inform decisions and strategies in the practice of information systems in developing economies. All case descriptions, discussions and reviews follow a unified schema, making them easily accessible and useful for professionals, practitioners, researchers, teachers, and students. This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global, publisher of the "Information Science Reference".

Important Dates: Proposals Submission Deadline: April 15, 2019 Full Chapters Due: July 15, 2019 Submission Date: November 29, 2019 Submit Chapter Proposals https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/3907

Richard Boateng, University of Ghana Business School - richboateng@ug.edu.gh