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

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

Interim Editor-in-Chief: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®, INSPEC and 7 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2155-6334|EISSN: 2155-6342|DOI: 10.4018/IJSODIT


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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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global ( He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) ( and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation ( He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Michael Knight, United States
Associate Editors
Emad Abu-Shanab, Qatar University, Qatar
John Conway, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, United States
Kimberly Furumo, University of Hawaii at Hilo, United States
Scott Hunsinger, Appalachian State University, United States
Beverly Medlin, Appalachian State University, United States
Barbara Oates, Texas A&M University, United States
David Radosevich, University of Wisconsin, United States
Jack Shorter, Texas A&M University, United States
Mussie Teclezion, University of Wisconsin, United States
Gabriel Telleria, Walden University, United States
Hugh Watson, University of Georgia, United States
Editorial Review Board
Andre Andrade, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
Victoria Badura, Chadron State College, United States
Mark Busby, Kaplan University, United States
Mikael Collan, University Joukahaisenkatu, Finland
Elizabeth Cummings, University of Tasmania, Australia
Greg Dawson, Arizona State University, United States
Nick Flor, University of New Mexico, United States
Jörn Franke, SAP Labs France S.A.S., France
Olivier Glassey, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration, Switzerland
Matthew Gonzalez, Kaplan University, United States
Alison Griffith, York University, Canada
Senem Güney, State University of New York at Albany, United States
Catherine Hardy, The University of Sydney, Australia
Israel Herraiz, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Kevin Ho, University of Guam, United States
Jason Jackson, Walden University, United States
Monique Janneck, Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jeffrey Johnson, Utah State University, United States
Timo Kakola, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Sora Kang, Hoseo University, Korea, Democratic People's Republic Of
Gaye Kiely, University College Cork, Ireland
Subodha Kumar, Texas A&M University, United States
Stephen Larson, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, United States
Lori Leonard, University of Tulsa, United States
Gondy Leroy, Claremont Graduate University, United States
Han Li, Minnesota State University, United States
Andrew Long, Know Social Media, New Zealand
Edimara Luciano, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Ana Machuca, Kaplan University, United States
Matti Mäntymäki, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Qingfei Min, Dalian University of Technology, China
A. Narasimhan, Sripadam Management Consultants, India
Rajesh Natarajan, Hexaware Technologies Limited, India
Lih-Bin Oh, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Tecumseh Peete, Kaplan University, United States
Dimitri Schuurman, Ghent University, Belgium
Dick Stenmark, IT University of Göteborg, Sweden
Barbara-Leigh Tonelli, Kaplan University, United States
Rick Van Krevelen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
IpKin Wong, Institute for Tourism Studies, China
Benjamin Yen, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yutaka Yoshinaka, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Kem Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Zhongyun Zhou, Tongji University, China


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.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, DBA
Interim Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT (IJSODIT)
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