International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD)

International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD)

Editor-in-Chief: Ali Hussein Saleh Zolait (University of Bahrain, Bahrain)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 9 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-9301|EISSN: 1947-931X|DOI: 10.4018/IJTD


The International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD) is an international journal publishing original scientific and quality research articles on management information systems, technology diffusion, and business systems application aspects of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile applications. As a forum of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogue, it addresses research on all aspects of innovation diffusion in the field of business computing technologies and their past, present, and future use.

Topics Covered

  • Adoption of IS
  • Business data communications
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Diffusion of innovation models
  • Distributed databases and networks
  • DSS/EIS/ES in international settings
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Government
  • E-Learning
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Electronic data interchange
  • Embedded Systems
  • ERP
  • E-Services
  • Evaluation of MIS
  • Frameworks and models for international management innovation systems (IMIS) system development
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Graphics and web design
  • Grid Computing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Image Processing
  • Information Resources Management
  • Information Security
  • Internet of Things
  • Internet related issues
  • IS applications and case studies
  • Issues in accounting information systems
  • IT and economic development
  • IT and human resource issues
  • IT diffusion in developing countries (e.g. Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa)
  • IT in developing countries
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mobil Application
  • Mobile Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Network Security
  • Networking
  • Organizational and management system structures
  • Performance Analysis
  • Smart Cities
  • Social Media
  • System analysis
  • Technology Acceptance
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Technology

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Technology Diffusion is to be a leading journal in global innovation and systems management. The journal publishes articles related to the application of information systems, technology, and innovation acceptance. The interdisciplinary journal also encourages manuscripts on management information systems, decision support systems (DSS), managerial and organizational concerns, educational issues, and innovative applications related to global management innovation systems. The journal propagates knowledge to researchers, practitioners, academicians, and educators all over the world.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Dr. Ali Hussein Saleh Zolait is the Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at the College of Information Technology – Department of Information System – University of Bahrain. Dr. Zolait is a senior member of IEEE and the Vice-chair IEEE Bahrain section (Jan, 2019-Present). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology Diffusion (IJTD). Founder & Member of Board of Directors: Society of Excellence & Academic Research, Kingdom of Bahrain, Join Date. 2013. Currently, he is the Secretary of the Society of Excellence and Academic Research (SEAR). Program Chair: The Fourth International Conference on e-learning "Best practices in management, design, and development of e-courses: standards of excellence and creativity" (IeLc 2013): 7th-9th May 2013, Manamah, Kingdom of Bahrain. Technical Program Chair: The Fifth International Conference on e-learning "Cognitively informed technology” 5th to 8th of October 2015, Manamah, Kingdom of Bahrain. Publication Chair: 9th IEEE-GCC conference and exhibition, 8- 11th November 2016, Manama, Bahrain.Program Chair: International Conference on Fourth Industrial Revolution, ICFIR 2019, Manama - Kingdom of Bahrain. Technical Committee (Vice Chair): The 10th IEEE-GCC Conference & Exhibition 2019, State of Kuwait. He was invited as a speaker to several conferences and seminars. He is selected as an external assessor (examiners) for many Ph.D. theses in the field of Information systems and e-commerce. Dr. Zolait is considered a prominent scholar and leader in the field of Innovation Diffusion and Technology Acceptance.

Zolait has published, three books, and more than sixty MIS papers, He has published on MIS aspects of Information Security, Information Security Risk Management (ISRM), Assessment of Information Security Maturity, Information Security Landscape, Information Systems Performance in Organization, Internet Banking, Mobile Application, Supply Chain Integration, Web Maturity Evaluation, Performance Analysis and Instructional Technologies and E-commerce Application.His work has been published in leading, ISI & Scopus indexed, Journal of Information Security and Applications, International Journals such as Government Information Quarterly, Behaviour & Information Technology, Journal of Systems and Information Technology, Journal of Financial Services Marketing. Before coming to the University of Bahrain, he was the stoops distinguished assistant professor of E-commerce and Management Information Systems at the Graduate School of Business- University of Malaya - Malaysia which is ranked one of the top 100 Universities in the world. Dr. Zolait also serves as the Visiting Research at the University of Malaya at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy (2008). He has excellent communication skills, a collegial approach to faculty and student interactions, and a sincere appreciation of cultural diversity. He developed hundreds of students at all levels- undergraduate, MBA, MM, executive development and doctoral students.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Eshaa Alkhalifa, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Güney Gürsel, Ufuk Üniversity, Turkey ORCID
Luke Houghton, Griffith University, Australia
Princely Ifinedo, Brock University, Canada
Veera Pandiyan Kaliani Sundram, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Editorial Review Board
Abdul Khader Jilani Saudagar, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, United Arab Emirates
Abhishek Behl, O P Jindal Global University, India ORCID
Acheampong Owusu, University of Ghana Business School, Ghana ORCID
Ainin Sulaiman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Alessandro Pagano, University of Bari, Italy ORCID
Ali Tarhini, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Amira Abdulrazaq, university of bahrain, Bahrain
Aqeel Rehman, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Christos Michalakelis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece ORCID
Craig Standing, Edith Cowan University, Australia
Deepika Vodnala, Vignana Bharathi Institute of Technology, India ORCID
Devendra Potnis, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, United States
Dimitrios Xanthidis, Higher Colleges of Technology, Greece ORCID
Dr Sitwat Langrial, Sur University College, Oman
Efosa Idemudia, Arkansas Tech University, United States
Eldon Li, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Emad Abu-Shanab, Qatar University, Qatar ORCID
Ewa Lechman, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Farooq Ahmad, AlBaha University, Pakistan
Fawzi Albalooshi, University of Bahrain
Gulshan Shrivastava, National Institute of Technology Patna, India ORCID
Güney Gürsel, Ufuk Üniversity, Turkey ORCID
Hamdy Abdel-aziz, AGU, Bahrain
Hassan Kamal, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Huma Javed, University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Krassie Petrova, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand ORCID
Lei Li, Hefei University of Technology, China
Leila Zemmouchi-Ghomari, ENST, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Technologie, Algeria ORCID
Lutz Kolbe, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Mayyadah Al-Ani, The Art Institute of Vancouver, Canada
Minna Mattila, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA & Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Mohamed Edrees, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Mohammad Nabil Almunawar, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
Nayem Rahman, Portland State University, United States
Noor Saleh, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Prantosh Kumar Paul, Raiganj University, India
Ra'ed Masa'deh, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Sahar Ismail, Benha University, Saudi Arabia
Saleh Alwahaishi, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia ORCID
Sami BEDRA, University of Khenchela, Algeria
Samuel Fosso Wamba, Toulouse Business School, France ORCID
Saqib Saeed, Imam Abdulrahman Alfaisal Uinversity, Saudi Arabia ORCID
Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt ORCID
Surjit Singh, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala, Punjab, India, India ORCID
Thiang Hoat, Petra Christian University
Wali Rahman, Univeristy of Malakand, KPK, Pakistan
Wasan Awad, Ahlia University, Bahrain
Winfred Yaokumah, University of Ghana, Ghana ORCID
Yun Wan, University of Houston, Victoria, United States ORCID
Yunus Ozen, Yalova University, Turkey


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