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[liberationtech] CfP: Special Issue of Journal of Information Technology For Development

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Tue Feb 26 09:40:29 PST 2013

From: Niki Kunene <niki.kunene at>

*Call for Papers


* *

*Special Issue of the Journal of*


*“Organizational ICT Issues in Developing Economies” *

The objective of this special issue is to provide a forum for research 
focusing on the organization as central to the analysis and understanding 
of information and communication technologies (ICT) implementation and use 
in developing economies. The adoption of ICT by organizations can have a 
significant impact on economic development in these economies. Research 
focusing on ICT within an organizational context in these economies is 
still scarce.


“Developing economies are defined by low gross national income per capita and 
are generally characterized by low standards of living,  a weak industrial 
and commercial base, and a poor infrastructure” [1].  These economies are 
also marked by relatively slow and unpredictable changes in laws and 
regulations, and a management outlook that is adept at the reallocation of 
resources [1]. The unique business environment in these economies 
influences the nature of design, implementation and use of ICT.


We seek papers that explore issues related to the innovative design, 
implementation and use of ICT in organizations in developing economies, 
focusing on how these may differ from experiences in developed economies. 
Submitted work will be evaluated for methodological soundness, empirical 
completeness and academic rigor as well originality and interestingness.


Topic areas include, but are not limited to the list below.

* *

*Suggested topics:*

§  Institutional, cultural, economic, social and other factors influencing 
the design, implementation and use of ICT in developing economies

§  Organizational considerations in ICT development and application in 
developing economies

§  Organizational considerations in the application of ICT in specific 
industries (e.g. healthcare) in developing economies

§  Issues in the implementation and use of enterprise systems in developing 

§  Country specific organizational case studies, with specific reference to 
the issues differentiating developed and developing economies

§  Global supply chain management in developing economies as compared to 
developed economies

§  Issues in the implementation and use of knowledge management systems in 
developing economies

§  Impact of ICT on organizational learning 

§  Managing ICT projects in organizations in developing economies

§  Issues in e-commerce in developing economies

§  Comparative cross-country research, comparing organization ICT design, 
use or implementation in developing and developed economies

* *

*Important dates:*

Deadline for submissions of paper:                                 March 1, 

Notification of initial acceptances:                  May 30, 2013

Deadline for revised papers:                              July 15, 2013

Notification of final acceptances:                   August 31, 2013

Deadline for final versions:                               September 30, 

Tentative Publication date:                               December 2013


*Instructions for authors:*

The ideal length of submissions is 7500 words including all materials and 
sections such as figures, tables, and references, but if justified, shorter 
or longer manuscripts will be considered. All submissions should follow the 
general guidelines of the journal which can be found at the publisher<>
All submissions will be double-blind, peer reviewed, and must be submitted 
via the ITD submission system<>. 



*Special Issue Editors:*
*Francis Kofi Andoh-Baidoo*

University of Texas, Pan American

College of Business Administration

1201 W University Drive, Edinburg, TX, 78537

Phone: 956-665-3397

Fax: 956-665-3367

andohbaidoof at
*K. Niki Kunene*

University of Louisville

College of Business

Louisville, KY, 40218

Phone: 502-852-5612

Fax: 502-852-4799

niki.kunene at

*Special Issue Editorial Board*

David Asamoah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Elizabeth Baker, Wake Forest University, USA

Dorota Dobija, Kozminski University, Poland

Marlene Holmner, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Mehruz Kamal, State University of New York at Brockport, USA

Neels Kruger, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Abdulrahman A. Mirza, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Valter Moreno, Ibmec-RJ, Brasil

Babajide Osatuyi, University of Texas-Pan American, USA

Sergey Samoilenko, Virginia Union University, USA

Piotr Soja, Cracow University of Economics, Poland

Manoj, Thomas, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

Gamel Wiredu, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Ghana



[1] Narcyz Roztocki & H. Roland Weistroffer (2011): Information technology 
success factors and models in developing and emerging economies, 
Information Technology for Development, 17:3, 163-167**
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