International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA)

International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA)

Editors-in-Chief: Sushil Sharma (Ball State University, USA) and Hayden Wimmer (Georgia Southern University, USA)
Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2009.
ISSN: 1937-9633|EISSN: 1937-9641|DOI: 10.4018/IJEA
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E-adoption has been the central focus of the 21st century since both organizations and individuals around the globe are adopting the internet and other internet-based technologies for their daily and business activities. Businesses are adopting internet-based technologies for personal increase efficiency, improving marketing, reducing costs, increasing turnover, and profitability. Individuals are using e-adoptions for empowering themselves through their online active participations through a number of different activities. There have been worldwide success stories about how e-adoption has impacted individuals and organizations. It has been reported that through e-mail and web sites, human rights organizations in Egypt, the Palestinian territories, and elsewhere disseminate information far more effectively than ever before, despite their modest resources and limited access to the local media. On one hand, e-adoption has provided opportunities for individuals, communities, and organizations to participate in the knowledge-based society effectively. On the other side, it has also evoked many issues such as digital divide, knowledge divide, access and accessibility barriers, social relationships, work, culture, political participation, social empowerment, spatial boundaries, and the socio-economic impact of e-adoption.

The International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA) is a double-blind refereed international journal whose focus is to promote research in the area of e-adoption. IJEA distinguishes itself as a unique journal to cover the wide facets of e-adoption ranging from infrastructural research to socio-economic impact. The thrust of IJEA is to publish papers of both theory and practice that provide guidance to the policy makers, decision makers and practicing managers in business, industry, government, and academia for various e-adoption perspectives. IJEA draws on a wide range of disciplines, including information systems, computer science, decision sciences, operations management, marketing, cognitive psychology, social psychology, strategic management, and communication. As the use of internet technologies and electronic commerce revolution is growing, it is catching the attention of researchers worldwide. Researchers are trying to understand organizational, demographic, cultural factors, and socio-economic influences for e-adoption and how e-adoption has an impact at individual, firm, and country level.

Topics Covered

  • Adoption and diffusion of e-technologies among firms
  • Adoption e-government services
  • Adoption of e-government and its outcomes
  • Adoption of e-learning
  • Adoption of radio frequency identification technology
  • Architecture of e-workspace
  • Assessment of e-adoption and diffusion models
  • Cross-national e-adoptions
  • Determinants of e-adoption in small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Digital divides and the e-adoption
  • E-adoption and supply chain
  • E-adoption and supply chain management
  • E-adoption in healthcare organizations
  • E-commerce adoption by non-profit organizations
  • Economic cost of e-adoption
  • Effects of e-readiness factors on e-business adoption
  • E-governance and service delivery
  • E-health adoption
  • E-learning architectures
  • Electronic community networking and community-based technologies
  • Empowering virtual communities with mobility
  • Examining the impact of organizational characteristics on the extent of e-commerce adoption
  • Examining the socio-economic determinants of e-adoption
  • Factors affecting the e-adoption
  • Factors influencing the adoption of internet banking
  • Factors influencing the e-adoption of wireless technologies
  • Framework for e-adoption in government
  • Human factors challenges of e-workspaces
  • Impacts of government intervention on e-adoption
  • Internet adoption by SMEs
  • Major barriers and facilitators for the e-adoption
  • Managing knowledge in e- adoption
  • Model for e-commerce adoption
  • Perceptions and adoption of online banking
  • Privacy and security issues in e-world
  • Relationship between consumers' trust and e-commerce adoption
  • Role of individual and organizational factors in the e-adoption
  • Role of knowledge in the adoption of new technologies
  • Significant predictors of e-adoption
  • Social networks and e-adoption
  • Spatial externalities and e-adoption


The mission of the International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA) is to broaden the overall body of knowledge in Internet and other information and communication technologies adoption at the firm, state, and country levels through contemporaneous research. IJEA publishes papers of both theory and practice that provide guidance to the policy makers, decision makers, and practicing managers in business, industry, government, and academia for various e-adoption perspectives.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Sushil K. Sharma is currently Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems and Executive Director of the MBA and Certificate Programs at the Miller College of Business, Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana, USA). He co-edited five books that include the Handbook of Research on Information Assurance and Security and Creating Knowledge-based Healthcare Organizations. He is also the co-editor of the book: Managing E-Business (Heidelberg Press, Australia). Dr. Sharma has authored over 100 refereed research papers in many peer-reviewed national and international MIS and management journals, conferences proceedings and books. He serves on editorial boards of several national and international journals and has also edited special issues. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of E-Adoption. His primary teaching and research interests are in e-commerce, computer-mediated communications, community and social informatics, information systems security, e-government, ERP systems, database management systems, cluster computing, Web services and knowledge management. He has a wide consulting experience in information systems and e-commerce and he has served as an advisor and consultant to several government and private organizations including projects funded by the World Bank.
Hayden Wimmer, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Information Technology at Georgia Southern University. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Information Systems, an M.S. in Information Systems from UMBC, an M.B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg campus and a B.S. in Information Systems from York College of PA. Prior to academia, he worked in industry for over 10 years in different capacities in Information Technology performing programming, web design and administration, server administration, network configuration, database administration, and technical support on all levels. His research interests include artificial intelligence and data mining and science.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Donald Amoroso, Auburn University Montgomery, United States
Loreen Powell, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, United States
Rajeev Raje, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, United States
Alshawi Sarmad, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Craig Van Slyke, Northern Arizona University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Sabah Al-Fedaghi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Paul Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
David Barnes, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Kürşat Çağıltay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Maria Laura Caliusco, Universidad Technologica Nacional, Argentina
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University, United States
Ruby Roy Dholakia, University of Rhode Island, United States
G. Erickson, Ithaca College, United States
Tiong-Thye Goh, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
M. Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, India
Tarkan Gürbüz, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Kenneth Hall, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, United States
Chris Kadlec, Georgia Southern University, United States
Elif Karakurt Karakurt- Tosun, ULUDAG University, Turkey
Robert Kauffman, Arizona State University, United States
Gashaw Kebede, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Harilaos Koumaras, National Center For Scientific Research - Demokritos, Greece
Soundar R.T. Kumara, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Hsiang-Jui Kung, Georgia Southern University, United States
James Lawler, Pace University, United States
Maria Lee, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
Nelson Leung, University of Wollongong, Australia
Marlyn Littman, Nova Southeastern University, United States
Oswaldo Lorenzo, Instituto de Empresa, Spain
Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Laura Marquez-Ramos, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Immaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Universitat Jaume I, Spain
Vladimir Modrak, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Stephen Mutula, University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Karna Naidoo, School of IS&T, South Africa
Vilas Nandavadekar, Sinhgad Institute of Management, India
Costake Nicolae, CMC Certification Committee, United States
Iliana Nikolova, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Michael Wole Olatokun, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Nadia Olivero, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Meltem Ozturan, Bogazici University, Turkey
Jinie Pak, Towson University, United States
Yue Pan, University of Dayton, United States
James Piecowye, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Michael Pollock, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Alcina Prata, Higher School of Management Sciences ESCE, Portugal
Leonard Presby, William Patterson University, United States
Roy Rada, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Hakikur Rahman, BRAC University, Bangladesh
Subramaniam Ramanathan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Steve Reames, Angelo State University, United States
Laura Anna Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Kamel Rouibah, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Abhijit Roy, Loyola University Maryland, United States
Ramesh Sharma, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
Miguel-Ángel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Mark Simkin, University of Nevada, United States
Changsoo Sohn, St. Cloud State University, United States
Amanda Spink, Queensland University of Technology, United Kingdom
Ken Stevens, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland
Zuhal Tanrikulu, Bogazici University, Turkey
Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Russell Thackston, , United States
Douglas Turner, State University of West Georgia, United States
Chandana Unnithan, Victoria University & Torrens University, Australia
Kam Vat, University of Macau, China
Liisa von Hellens, Griffith University, Australia
Gottfried Vossen, University of Muenster, Germany
Lejla Vrazalic, University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Chengbo Wang, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Kangning Wei, Syracuse University, United States
Dick Whiddett, Massey University, New Zealand
Monica Whitty, The University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden
Loong Wong, University of Canberra, Australia
Tsun-tat Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Hung-Jen Yang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Xiaoni Zhang, Northern Kentucky University, United States