International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)
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International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR)

Editors-in-Chief: Payam Hanafizadeh (Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran) and Jeffrey Hsu (Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, INSPEC and 18 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2005
ISSN: 1548-1131|EISSN: 1548-114X|DOI: 10.4018/IJEBR


The emergence of electronic business is one of the most profound changes that revolutionized the process of buying, selling, and exchanging products and services over the Internet. Organizations and customers have access to vast amounts of data, information, and services that are not limited in time or space. There is a growing demand in electronic business research that will provide insights into issues, challenges, and solutions related to the successful application and management aspects of electronic business.

Topics Covered

  • Applications of new technologies to e-business
  • B2B e-marketplaces
  • Collaborative commerce
  • Developing and managing middleware to support e-business
  • Digital Libraries
  • E-business models and architectures
  • E-business process modeling and simulation studies
  • E-business standardizations
  • E-business strategies
  • E-business systems integration
  • E-business technology investment strategies
  • Economics of e-business
  • E-CRM
  • E-finance
  • E-healthcare
  • E-HRM
  • Electronic communications
  • Electronic markets and infrastructures
  • Electronic supply chain management and the Internet-based electronic data interchange
  • E-marketing
  • E-payment market
  • E-procurement methods
  • E-Services
  • E-TAM
  • Evaluation methodologies for e-business systems
  • E-value chain
  • Global e-business
  • Intelligent agent technologies and their impacts
  • Interorganizational information systems
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Online Communities
  • Online consumer behavior
  • Outsourcing and e-business technologies
  • Semantic Web
  • Social network
  • Trends in e-business models and technologies
  • Trust, security, and privacy of e-business transactions and information
  • Valuing e-business assets
  • Virtual organization
  • Web 2.0
  • Web advertising
  • Web personalization and mass customization technologies
  • Web services-based e-business systems
  • Web-based languages, application development methodologies, and tools

Mission and Scope

The primary objective of the International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR) is to provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners to advance the knowledge and practice of all facets of electronic business. Emerging e-business theories, architectures, and technologies are emphasized to stimulate and disseminate cutting-edge information into research and business communities in a timely fashion. The secondary objective of this journal is to develop a comprehensive framework of e-business by taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding e-business and its implications on businesses and economies. This journal will serve as an integrated e-business knowledge base for those who are interested in contributing to the advancement of e-business theory and practice through a variety of research methods including theoretical, experimental, case, and survey research methods.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

The third industrial revolution, combining Internet technology with globalization, produces increasingly complicated new business issues and opportunities. Tackling those new challenges requires multifarious skills which are becoming inextricably interwoven. IJEBR comes at the right time to provide the right platform for scholars and practitioners to share their findings to advance our understanding of E-Business Economy.

– Ye-Sho Chen, Louisiana State University, USA

The International Journal of E-Business Research has a unique position among journals. It provides a forum for the convergence and interaction of researchers and practitioners, from all disciplines, that are attempting to answer questions relevant to the current understanding and future advancement of electronic business.

– Troy Strader, Drake University, USA

In this fast-changing world it is important to maintain an advanced party" exploring the frontiers of technology-enabled business solutions. This new journal is a well-timed resource to do just that: help us understand, discuss, and evaluate advances in this critical field, and perhaps more importantly: aid us in the development and formulation of new ideas."

– Jairo Gutierrez, The University of Auckland, New Zealand


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dr. Payam Hanafizadeh is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran. He has held visiting positions at the University of Waterloo, University of Canberra, Chalmers University of Tech., and Masaryk University. He received his MSc and PhD in Industrial Engineering at Tehran Polytechnic University and pursues his research in the areas of e-business and decision making under uncertainty. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of E-Business Research. He is the inventor of Robust Net Present Value appeared in Mathematical and Computer Modelling. He has also published over 60 articles for leading journals such as: Internet Research, The Information Society, Journal of Global Information Management, Telecommunications Policy, Expert Systems with Applications, International Journal of Information Management, Systemic Practice and Action Research, Electronic Commerce Research, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, Energy Policy, Management Decisions and Telematics and Informatics to name only a few. Dr. Hanafizadeh is the co-author of Online Advertising and Promotion published by IGI Global. He has (co-)authored several other successful books in Persian such as Electronic Commerce, Definitions and Barriers (2nd edition), Holding Companies: Definitions, Concepts, and Structures, and Multi-Dimensional Construct Research Method. He has also been serving on the Editorial Review Board for JITR, JECO, IJITSA, IJEIS, and IJDSST. Dr. Hanafizadeh was named as the best researcher of Tehran Province in 2006. In addition to his academic position, he has also consulted for several major public and private organizations including the Ministry of Information, Telecommunication and Technology, the Ministry of Interior, National Petrochemical Company, pharmaceutical companies, automotive companies, and banking industries.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
JoongHo Ahn, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic Of
Alessia D'Andrea, Institute Of Research On Population and Social Policies, National Research Council, Italy
Fernando Ferri, Institute Of Research On Population and Social Policies, Italy
Patrizia Grifoni, Institute Of Research On Population and Social Policies, National Research Council, Italy
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
San Murugesan, University of Western Sydney & BRITE Professional Services, Australia
Peter Mykytyn, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, United States
Troy Strader, Drake University, United States
Mark Xu, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Editorial Review Board
Praveen Aggarwal, University of Minnesota Duluth, United States
Jae-Hyeon Ahn, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic Of
Paul Barretta, St. Bonaventure University, United States
Amit Basu, Southern Methodist University, United States
Erik Bohlin, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Rafael Bravo, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Sherri Cheng, Saint Louis University, United States
Prithviraj Dasgupta, University of Nebraska, United States
Jasbir Dhaliwal, University of Memphis, United States
Kutsal Dogan, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Yanquing Duan, University of Bedfordshire Business School, United Kingdom
Uchenna Eze, Monash University, Malaysia
Guisseppi Forgionne, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, United States
Paul B. Fox, Ramon Llull University, Spain
Chanan Glezer, Ariel University Center of Samaria, Israel
Steven Gordon, Babson College, United States
Matthew Hinton, Open University Business School, United Kingdom
Sid Huff, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Gary Hunter, Illinois State University, United States
Blake Ives, University of Houston, United States
Varghese Jacob, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Pingjun Jiang, La Salle University, United States
Wen-Jang Jih, Middle Tennessee State University, United States
faouzi kamoun, Zayed University, Tunisia
Changsu Kim, Yeungnam University, Korea, Republic Of
Pradeep Korgaonkar, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Vinod Kumar, Carleton University, Canada
Choong Lee, Keimyung University, Korea, Republic Of
James Lee, Seattle University, United States
Xiaolin Li, Towson University, United States
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Nuno Melao, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal
Istvan Mezgar, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Steve Muylle, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium
Shahrokh Nikou, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland
Savvas Papagiannidis, Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom
Sungjune Park, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Jiayin Qi, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Raju Rajendran, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, India
Sudha Ram, University of Arizona, United States
Werner Retschitzegger, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Kenneth Saban, Duquesne University, United States
Milind Sathye, University of Canberra, Australia
Aijaz Shaikh, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Babak Sohrabi, University of Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Jaeki Song, Texas Tech University, United States
Pedro Soto-Acosta, University of Murcia, Spain
Mario Spremic, Croatia
Mark Springer, Western Washington University, United States
Judith Symonds, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Ching-I Teng, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
Stephanie Teufel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Indrit Troshani, University of Adelaide, Australia
Bill Vassiliadis, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Hongji Yang, DeMontfort University, United Kingdom
Oliver Yao, Lehigh University, United States
Michal Zemlicka, Charles University, Czech Republic
Jing Zhang, San José State University, United States
Peter Zhang, Georgia State University, United States
Fang Zhao, Edith Cowan University, Australia


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 5,000–7,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

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