International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS)
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International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS)

Editor-in-Chief: Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 22 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2005
ISSN: 1548-1115|EISSN: 1548-1123|DOI: 10.4018/IJEIS


Global markets and competition have forced companies to operate in a physically distributed environment to take the advantage of benefits of strategic alliances between partnering firms. Earlier, information systems such as Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) have widely been used for functional integration within an organization. With global operations in place, there is a need for suitable Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and E-Commerce (EC) for the integration of extended enterprises along the supply chain with the objective of achieving flexibility and responsiveness. Companies all over the world spend billions of dollars in the design and implementation of EIS in particular ERP systems such as Oracle, Peoplesoft, SAP, JD Edwards and BAAN with the objective of achieving an integrated global supply chain. Inter-organizational information systems play a major role in improving communication and integration between partnering firms to achieve an integrated global supply chain. There is a growing demand for research and applications that will provide insights into issues, challenges, and solutions related to the successful applications and management aspects of EIS.

Topics Covered

The International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS) provides comprehensive coverage and understanding of the organizational, people, and technological issues of EIS. Design, development, justification, and implementation of EIS including ERP and EC will be discussed. Developing an integrated supply chain with ERP systems and business process reengineering using EDI, Internet, WWW, Intranet, and Extranet are encouraged. Performance measures and metrics in the design and implementation of EIS will be covered. Different models and experiences with EIS outsourcing will be discussed. Conceptual frameworks, case studies, empirical analysis, analytical, and simulation models on EIS are also encouraged.

The International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems covers the following topics (but not limited to):

  • Case tools for system development
  • Design, development, and outsourcing of ERP projects
  • E-commerce (B2B and B2C) and ERP
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Enterprise-wide client-server architecture
  • E-procurement, web-based logistics, and supply chain management
  • ERP implementation and organizational and systems issues
  • ERP systems and virtual enterprises
  • ERP, customer relationship management (CRM), and business process reengineering
  • ERP, integration of functions, and extended enterprises
  • Human-computer interaction on enterprise information systems
  • Intranet and extranet business applications
  • Knowledge-based systems engineering
  • Modeling concepts and information integration tools
  • Organizational issues on systems integration
  • Strategic management information systems

Mission and Scope

The primary objective of the International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS) is to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of various enterprise information systems (EIS) such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and electronic commerce (EC) and their implications on supply chain management and organizational competitiveness. Design, development, and implementation issues of EIS including ERP and EC will be discussed. These include organizational, people, and technological issues of EIS. The secondary objective of this journal is to expand the knowledge on ERP and EC and in turn help researchers and practitioners to develop suitable strategies, tactics, and operational policies for EIS and for improving communication in organizations. This journal publishes original contributions in the areas of design and implementation of EIS. IJEIS intends to be a forum for exchanging new ideas and developments in the field of EIS. This journal also acts as a medium of communication among EIS researchers and practitioners.

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Reviews and Testimonials

This journal is a timely source of high quality articles on the latest developments in enterprise resource planning and electronic commerce. It is a must for any researcher or organization that aims for an integrated supply chain development using enterprise resource planning and electronic commerce systems.

– Eric Ngai, The Hong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

IJEIS is a peer-reviewed journal with truly a global approach to deal with the most important subject of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and electronic commerce (EC). It is an indispensable source of information on ERP and EC.

– Jean-Luc Maire, LISTIC, Université de Savoie, France

The aggregation of research within this one journal in an international outlet provides a critical mass understanding on this topic that may have existed only in 'special issues' of other publication outlets. The focus and depth of the topics offered on enterprise information systems provides the potential for ground-breaking work to merge in this area. It is refreshing to see such a journal emerging as a timely and needed outlet on such an important topic to engineering, management, and organizational researchers and practitioners.

– Joseph Sarkis, Clark University, USA

I am pleased to see a journal for enterprise information systems and electronic commerce which I believe is important both for the management information systems and operations management community.

– Dean H. James Williams, North Carolina Central University, USA

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 12 books and over 250 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Adel Hatami-Marbini, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Chia-Wen Tsai, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
David Wright, University of Ottawa, Canada
Debora Di Caprio, University of Trento, Italy
Eric Ngai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Francisco Javier Santos Arteaga, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy ORCID
Joshua Ignatius, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Karen Dowling, Arizona State University, United States
Kaveh Khalili-Damghani, South-Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Michael Katehakis, Rutgers University, United States
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Petra Schubert, University of Koblenz-Landau, Denmark
Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China and Wuyi Univers, Taiwan ORCID
Timothy Shea, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, United States
Zhengzhong Shi, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, United States
Editorial Review Board
Ali Ebrahimnejad, Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Ankur Dumka, Women Institute of Technology, India
Bin Hu, China Mobile, Xiangtan Branch, China
Byeong-Whan Chang, Okayamn Gakuin University, Japan
Chunhong Gong, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, China
Colette Rolland, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
David Brown, Lancaster University Management School, United Kingdom
Edward Watson, Louisiana State University, United States
Efrem Mallach, University of Massachusetts - Boston, United States
Girish Subramanian, Penn State Harrisburg, United States
Glenn Stewart, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Goran Putnik, University of Minho, Portugal
Jean-Pierre Kuilboer, University of Massachusetts, United States
Jerry Fjermestad, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
John Eatman, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, United States
John Erickson, University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States
Joseph Sarkis, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
Karen Neville, University College Cork, Ireland
Liisa von Hellens, Griffith University, Australia
Luvai Motiwalla, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, United States
Marco Cococcioni, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, Italy
Mohammed Saad, Bristol Business School - Frenchay Campus, United Kingdom
Nicholas C. Romano, Oklahoma State University, United States
Peter Loos, Saarland University, Germany
Praveen Srivastava, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India
Rajiv Kishore, State University of New York at Buffalo, United States
Rassule Hadidi, University of Illinois, Springfield, United States
Richard Baker, Adelphia University, United States
Ronald E. McGaughey, University of Central Arkansas, United States
Ruth King, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Shan Pan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Soumava Bandyopadhyay, Lamar University, United States
Sudip Bhattacharjee, University of Connecticut, United States
Uday Kulkarni, Arizona State University, United States
Varghese Jacob, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Vicky Manthou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Xilong Qu, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, China
Zahir Irani, Brunel University, United Kingdom


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All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Madjid Tavana
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems
Professor, Management Information Systems
Lindback Distinguished Chair of Information Systems
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
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