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International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA)

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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.


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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.


Bacon's Media Directory
Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index)
Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
The Index of Information Systems Journals
The Standard Periodical Directory
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory

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

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

International Advisory Board
Kursat Cagiltay, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Robert J. Kauffman, Arizona State University, USA
Gottfried Vossen, University of Muenster, Germany
Liisa von Hellens, Griffith University, Australia
Kamel Rouibah, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Associate Editors
Donald L. Amoroso, Kennesaw State U., USA
Sarmad Alshawi, Brunel U., UK
Varghese J. Jacob, U. of Texas at Dallas, USA
Carmel McNaught, The Chinese U. of Hong Kong, China
San Murugesan, U. of Western Sydney, Australia
Rajeev Raje, Indiana U. of Purdue U., USA
Mohini Singh, RMIT U., Australia
Craig Van Slyke, Saint Louis U., USA
Huinan Xu, Ernst & Young, China
Loreen Powell, Bloomsburg University, USA

International Editorial Review Board
Sabah Al-Fedaghi, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Paul Manuel Aviles Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
David Barnes, University of Westminster, UK
Juan A. Botia, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Ma. Laura Caliusco, CIDISI Research Center, USA
Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Kevin Chae, Kansas State University, USA
Lei Chen, Georgia Southern University, USA
Ruby Dholakia, University of Rhode Island, USA
G. Scott Erickson, Ithaca College, USA
Brian Fox, Santa Fe Community College, USA
Tiong-Thye Goh, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
MP Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Department, India
Tarkan Gurbuz, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Kenneth Hall, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA
Gashaw Kebede, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Harilaos Koumaras, Business College of Athens, Greece
Sounder Kumara, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Hsiang-Jui Kung, Georgia Southern University, USA
James Lawler, Pace University, USA
Al Lederer, University of Kentucky, USA
Maria Lee, Shih Chen University, Taiwan
Nelson K. Y. Leung, RMIT International University Vietnam, Vietnam
Marlyn Littman, Nova Southeastern University, USA
Oswaldo Lorenzo, IE Business School, Spain
Pericles Loucopoulos, University of Loughborough, UK
Laura Marquez-Ramos, Universitat Jaume, Spain
Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso, Georg August Universitaet Goettingen, Germany
Vladimir Modrak, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Stephen Mutula, University of Botswana, Botswana
Karna Naidoo, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Vilas Nandavadekar, Sinhgad Institute of Management, India
Costake Nicolae, Certified Management Consultant, Romania
Iliana Nikolova, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Wole Olatokun, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Nadia Olivero, University of Milano, Italy
Meltem Ozturan, Bogazici University, Turkey
Jinie Pak, Towson University, USA
Yue Pan, University of Dayton, USA
James Piecowye, Zayed University, UAE
Michael Pollock, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Alcina Prata, College of Business Administration, Portugal
Leonard Presby, William Paterson University, USA
Roy Rada, University of Baltimore County, USA
Hakikur Rahman, University of Minho, Portugal
Subramaniam Ramanathan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Steve Reames, Angelo State University, USA
Laura Anna Ripamonti, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Kamel Rouibah, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Abhijit Roy, University of Scranton, USA
David Sammon, University of College Cork, Ireland
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ramesh Sharma, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India
Mark Simkin, University of Nevada, USA
Changsoo Sohn, St. Cloud State University, USA
Amanda Spink, Queensland University, Australia
Ken Stevens, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Brian Still, Texas Tech University, USA
Reima Suomi, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Zuhal Tanrikulu, Bogazici University, Turkey
Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Elif Karakurt Tosun, Uludag University, Turkey
Douglas Turner, Richards College of Business, USA
Chandana Unnithan, Deakin University, Australia
Miguel-Angel Sicilia Urban, Universit of Alcala, Spain
Craig Van Slyke, Saint Louis University, USA
Kam Vat, University of Macau, China
Lejla Vrazalic, University of Wollongong, UAE
Chengbo Wang, Edge Hill University, UK
Kangning Wei, Syracuse University, USA
Dick Whiddett, Massey University, New Zealand
Monica Whitty, The University of Leicester, UK
Mikael Wiberg, Umea University, Sweden
Tsun-tat Wong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Loong Wong, University of Canberra, Australia
Hung-Jen Yang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Xiaoni Zhang, Northern Kentucky University, USA

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