International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC)

International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC)

Editors-in-Chief: John Wang (Montclair State University, USA) and Jungwoo Lee (Yonsei University, South Korea)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 8 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1941-868X|EISSN: 1941-8698|DOI: 10.4018/IJISSC


The International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC) examines current, state-of-the-art research in the areas of information systems and social change, and the interactions, linkages, applications, and support of social change using information systems. This journal encompasses theoretical, analytical, and empirical research, comprehensive reviews of relevant research, technical reports, book reviews, and also case studies emphasizing the use of new frameworks, principles, technologies, methods, and techniques.

Topics Covered

  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral science
  • Complex adaptive system
  • Computer Simulation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Decision theory
  • Demography
  • Disaster management and information systems
  • Ecological information systems
  • Economics
  • Education information systems
  • Environmental information systems
  • E-society
  • Ethics
  • Expert systems
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Geography
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Human-centric information systems
  • Infrastructure management system
  • Knowledge Networks
  • Labor management
  • Legal information systems
  • Natural resource information systems
  • Organizational Information Systems
  • Policy development and management
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public-use information systems
  • Risk Management
  • Social informatics
  • Social Networking
  • Social sciences
  • Social security information systems
  • Sociology
  • Socio-technical networks
  • Strategic Planning
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban development information systems
  • Web 2.0

Mission and Scope

Today’s society is fraught with a myriad of constrained opportunities. These challenges are indeed daunting, and the need for change is ever present. The mission of International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC) is to provide an international forum for practitioners and researchers from both the social and natural sciences, along with information systems professionals, software developers, and vendors, to exchange, share, and present useful and innovative ideas and work. It also enables the presentation and distribution of ground-breaking and original ideas and concepts, which can shape future directions of research. These, when applied, can enable policy makers, government officials, business managers, and social workers to spread over various advanced techniques and new applications of information systems. IJISSC also encourages discussions on how information systems can promote social change, and also in turn, how the advances brought about by these social changes can affect the growth in, and future application of, information systems.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

The IJISSC is a journal that is on the cutting edge of current research. I am particularly impressed by the substantive and methodological range of its articles, its openness to differing perspectives, and its publication of interdisciplinary work.

– Allan J. Lichtman, Distinguished Professor of History, American University, USA

It is with great honor to serve on the editorial board of this journal. While we enjoy the convenience the technology has brought us in this information era, we have also encountered enormous changes it has impacted our lives. This is a great journal that focuses on the information technology and yet more importantly the social impacts causing in every field and discipline. In my opinion the contribution of this journal is distinctive and stimulating.

– Dr. Wilfred V Huang, George G Raymond Chair, Professor of Management Information Systems, Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management (IJCCM), Alfred University, USA

IJISSC is well positioned in a promising crossroad, plainly situated within a reinforced-loop. In fact societies live because they change and these days information technologies are the main drivers of change. So the scope is perfect for IJISSC.

– Dr José Figueiredo, Professor of Engineering and Management, IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

This journal offers the opportunity to target research at the cutting edge where technology strategy meets organizational performance, and where organizational performance challenges and provides opportunities for success.

– Gary A. Bojes, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Rural Development Utility Programs, USA

I strongly believe the social change incurred by IS/IT is an important area of research and am confident that this will be a fruitful area for academic and practical research.

– Jungwoo Lee, Yonsei University, Korea

IJISSC serves as a catalyst to stimulate a hot-debate respecting to the role plays the technology in our ever changing world. One of the aspects that characterize the journal is not only the open-mind of its editors as well as the published inter-disciplinary points of views. It exhibits a high-quality platform to explore the benefits and problems of technology for society.

– Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

John Wang is a professor in the Department of Information & Operations Management at Montclair State University, USA. Having received a scholarship award, he came to the USA and completed his PhD in operations research from Temple University. Due to his extraordinary contributions beyond a tenured full professor, Dr. Wang has been honored with a special range adjustment in 2006. He has published over 100 refereed papers and seven books. He has also developed several computer software programs based on his research findings.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Management Science, International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems, and International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He is the Editor of Data Warehousing and Mining: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (six-volume) and the Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, 1st (two-volume) and 2nd (four-volume). His long-term research goal is on the synergy of operations research, data mining and cybernetics.
Jungwoo Lee is a professor in the Graduate School of Information and the Director of Center for Work Science ( at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He has published numerous refereed research papers, and authored and edited a number of books ( His four stage model of government digitalization published in Government Information Quarterly in 2001 is still highly cited.

His current research interests focus on changing nature of work with advance of information and communication technologies across public and private sectors. Academically, he foresees that coming changes in our life and living with the advance of technology are unprecedented. In this regard, he is currently editing the book series titled ‘ICT and Evolution of Work.’

He is serving as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), and also as an Associate Editor of the Government Information Quarterly. He holds a Ph.D. in computer information systems from Georgia State University, USA.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Christine W. Chan, University of Regina, Canada
Jyoti Choudrie, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Paul Davis, RAND Corporation, United States
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Jose Figueiredo, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Jorge Gómez, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
H. Haes, Isfahan University of Technology, Greece
Bill Hefley, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Wilfred Huang, Alfred University, United States
Rabindra Jena, Institute of Management Technology, India
Tschangho Kim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Allan Lichtman, American University, United States
Barnett Parker, Parker Associates, United States
Sten Thore, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Editorial Review Board
Allyson Beall, Washington State University, United States
Massimiliano Caramia, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Dickson Chiu, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
Sathya Debasish, Fakir Mohan University, India
Eugenio Figueroa B., University of Chile, Chile
Laura Frost, Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, United States
Stephan Frühwirt, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Hirofumi Fukuyama, Fukuoka University, Japan
Patricia Gonçalves, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
Sabine Graf, National Central University, Taiwan
Yasemin Gulbahar, Baskent University, Turkey
Manish Gupta, SUNY-Buffalo, United States
Kholekile Gwebu, University of New Hampshire, United States
H. Haes, Isfahan University of Technology, Greece
Raija Halonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Rugayah Hashim, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Petter Holme, Umeå University, Sweden
Chao-Fu Hong, Aletheia University, Taiwan
Zhiyong Hu, University of West Florida, United States
Gordon Huang, University of Regina, Canada
Barry Ip, Swansea Institute of Higher Education, United Kingdom
Dariusz Jemielniak, Kozminski Business School, Poland
Bin Jiang, University of Gävle, Sweden
Melih Kirlidog, Marmara University, Turkey
Robert Koester, dbS Productions LLC, United States
Maximiliano Korstanje, University of Palermo, Argentina
Martin Kuhn, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ang Leng, Universiti Utara, Malaysia
Shu-Sheng Liaw, China Medical University, China
James McHann, Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, United States
Artur Mkrtchyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia
Karel Müller, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Solomon Negash, Kennesaw State University, United States
Mahamed Omran, Gulf University for Science & Technology, Kuwait
Hanno Pahl, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Sohan Pande, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, India
Jason Papathanasiou, University of Macedonia, Greece
Roger Patulny, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jomon Paul, Kennesaw State University, United States
Clifton Phua, NCS Group, Singapore
Boris Portnov, University of Haifa, Israel
Mario Purkathofer, Rote Fabrik Zürich, Switzerland
Pradeep Racherla, West Texas A&M University, United States
Milan Radosavljevic, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Boumediene Ramdani, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Agnieszka Rusinowska, University of Paris, France
Biresh Sahoo, Xavier Institute of Management, India
Peter Schaeffer, West Virginia University, United States
Lukas Scheiber, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Nazrul Shaikh, University of Miami, Coral Gables, United States
Javad Soroor, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Kenneth Sousa, Bryant University, United States
Karen Sowers, The University of Tennessee, United States
Aakash Taneja, Stockton University, United States
William Tastle, Ithaca College, United States
John Thompson, Buffalo State College, United States
Kranti Toraskar, University of Macau, China
Fusun Ulengin, Dogus University, Turkey
Vuk Uskokovic, University of California, United States
Hardik Vachhrajani, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University), India
Sebastián Ventura, University of Cordoba, Spain
Yi-Shun Wang, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Ming Yang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Bee Yew, Fayetteville State University, United States
Lean Yu, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Sciences, China
Fang Zhao, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Peng Zhao, Saint Peter's University, United States
Bin Zhou, University of Houston-Downtown, United States
Ali Zolait, University of Bahrain, Bahrain


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

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International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change

Jungwoo Lee
International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change

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