Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)

Special Issue On: Technology & Innovation: A Half-Century of Internet-Enabled Change

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Dr. Jessica Lichy, IDRAC Business School, Lyon, France

The rationale behind this special issue is to provide a contemporary snapshot of technology and human interaction to celebrate (nearly) half a century of the Internet in our lives. The idea is to produce a purposefully broad view of technology usage from different industries, rather than from a single sector, as can be found in much literature today (dominated by views from medical professions and learning environments, for example). Submissions should reflect upon existing usage of technology (particularly by the individual) to examine the theories that explain usage, together with avenues for further studies. The business perspective of technology usage is equally important but currently dominates existing literature to the exclusion of the individual web user. An update on generation segmentation of Internet usage/ social media usage would be welcome, as current studies are somewhat dated. Descriptive papers will be desk-rejected, along with submissions which 'merely' challenge existing theories/frameworks that describe ICT usage. In harmony with the proposed theme “a half-century of Internet-enabled change”, there is scope to include a robust and well-written paper that looks at the inception of the Internet from 1969 to date, especially if it brings a new perspective to knowledge.

This special issue of IJTHI aims to enhance the profile of IJTHI in the international academic community by redressing the balance of research from the Anglo-Euro perspective of technology usage. Therefore, the emphasis is on including quality submissions that reflect technology usage in different continents and socio-cultural communities. Care will be taken to avoid entering into geo-political debate stemming from Internet censorship in China or Russia, for example. However, modest reference to government intervention in technology policy is necessary to avoid a silo approach. Above all, the special issue should make scholars stop and think “Now I understand how ICT works".

Recommended Topics
• Big Data (from an individual perspective/ from a business perspective)
• Management implications of dynamic evolution in ICT
• Co-creation and innovation
• Generation segmentation
• Challenges of ‘managing’ UGC
• Virtual communities
• Impact of BYOD
• Paradigm shifts in personal/ professional ICT usage
• Knowledge transfer and knowledge management
• Privacy/ security issues in social media usage
• Industry-specific applications of ICT
• Deviant Internet user behaviour

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special issue in IJTHI on or before December 31, 2017. All submissions must be original, proof-read, and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr Jessica Lichy
Guest Editor
International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)