International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT)

International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT)

Now International Journal of Technological Innovation and Social Dynamics (IJTISD)
Editor-in-Chief: Michael B. Knight (Florida Southern College, USA)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®, INSPEC and 7 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2155-6334|EISSN: 2155-6342|DOI: 10.4018/IJSODIT
Out of print.


The International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT) provides an international forum for practitioners and researchers from social sciences, along with information systems professional practitioners to contribute and share developed, useful, and innovative research regarding the impact and future of IT in the workplace. Covering all aspects of social issues impacted by information technology in organizations and inter-organizational structures, IJSODIT presents the conceptualization of specific social issues and their associated constructs. This journal encompasses designs and infrastructures, empirical validation of social models, and case studies illustrating socialization success and failures relating to Information Technology.

Topics Covered

Topics to be discussed in the journal include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Building Relationships

  • Contributions from information systems to the development of other academic disciplines
  • Development of information systems subspecialties
  • Relationships between the information systems area and other academic disciplines
  • Reporting new developments in other reference disciplines
  • Research between the IS system areas and other established fields

  • Cultural issues

  • Assimilation of emerging technologies
  • Cultural customs and digital divides
  • Developing trust
  • Management structures
  • Policy implementation
  • Politics
  • Power asymmetry
  • Social barriers
  • Social capital
  • Social environments

  • Design issues

  • Distributed projects
  • Modeling techniques
  • Process changes
  • Social network knowledge
  • Soft-side development

  • Diversity in the IT Workforce

  • Diversity in virtual IT teams
  • Educational initiatives for increased diversity in the IT workforce
  • Gender, race, age, education, and socio-economic differences in IT
  • Information technology as a means for increasing social capital
  • IT for transformation and wealth creation
  • Role of community technology centers
  • Urban and community informatics
  • Ethical issues

  • Codes of conduct and practice
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Electronic monitoring of employees
  • Impartiality of data utilization
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Morality in information systems

  • Human interaction issues

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Asynchronous learning networks
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Social presence

  • Relationship issues

  • Buyer-supplier linkages
  • Development partnerships
  • Group cohesiveness
  • Group facilitation
  • Networking and collaboration
  • Virtual teams

  • Security issues

  • Behavioral issues in IS security
  • Fraud with systems use
  • IS security design and management methods
  • Misrepresentation in digital media
  • Misuse of data
  • Models for IS security implementation
  • Security culture & awareness issues
  • Social, legal, and ethical of IS security
  • Standards, laws, and regulations
  • Strategic management issues in IS security
  • Trust issues in IS Security
  • Virus/worm creation

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT) is to provide a forum for information technology educators, researchers, and practitioners to advance the practice and understanding of technology and the impacts of technology on social behaviors and norms in the workplace and society. IJSODIT bridges the gap between technology and social sciences in an effort to increase understanding of the relationship between information technology the cultural and social dynamics within the workplace. Featuring major emphasis on the impact technology utilization has on the workforce in social dynamics, this journal publishes full-length research manuscripts, insightful research and practice notes, and case studies.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Barbara Oates, Texas A&M University, United States
Beverly Medlin, Appalachian State University, United States ORCID
David Radosevich, University of Wisconsin, United States
Emad Abu-Shanab, Qatar University, Qatar ORCID
Gabriel Telleria, Walden University, United States
Jack Shorter, Texas A&M University, United States
John Conway, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, United States
Kimberly Furumo, University of Hawaii at Hilo, United States
Mussie Teclezion, University of Wisconsin, United States
Scott Hunsinger, Appalachian State University, United States
Editorial Review Board
A. Narasimhan, Sripadam Management Consultants, India
Barbara-Leigh Tonelli, Kaplan University, United States
Benjamin Yen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dick Stenmark, IT University of Göteborg, Sweden
Elizabeth Cummings, University of Tasmania, Australia
Gaye Kiely, University College Cork, Ireland
Jason Jackson, Purdue University Global, United States ORCID
Jeffrey Johnson, Utah State University, United States
Lori Leonard, University of Tulsa, United States
Matti Mäntymäki, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Mikael Collan, LUT University, Finland ORCID
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Subodha Kumar, Texas A&M University, United States
Victoria Badura, Chadron State College, United States ORCID
Yutaka Yoshinaka, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Zhongyun Zhou, Tongji University, China