Call for Chapters: Recent Developments in Individual and Organizational Adoption of ICTs


Dr. Orkun YILDIZ

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: August 29, 2019
Full Chapters Due: September 1, 2019
Submission Date: November 10, 2019


Over the years, in line with the tremendous development of technology in different parts of the world, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have gained significant importance and become central to the operations and processes of both organizations and individuals. Nowadays, organizations are creating internet-based systems to obtain maximum performance from their personnel, improve marketing, reduce costs, increase turnover, and performance. In addition, there are different online activities for individuals, who want to participate in internet-based systems. Moreover, the digital divide, knowledge divide, access and accessibility barriers, social relationships, work dynamics, culture, political participation, social empowerment, spatial boundaries, and social-economic factors seem to affect ICT adoption. Consequently, ICTs have increasingly attracted the attention of researchers who are interested in understanding human behaviors and organizations. Researchers are trying to understand organizational, demographic, cultural, socioeconomic factors that influence ICT adoption and how ICT adoption might have an impact on the individual, firm, and country level.


This aim of this book is to cover the wide facets of ICT adoption that range from infrastructure to socio-economic impact. The book will include both theory and practice that provide guidance to policymakers, decision-makers and practicing managers in business, industry, government, and academia from various ICT adoption perspectives. This book project will draw on a wide range of disciplines, including information systems, computer science, decision sciences, operations management, marketing, cognitive psychology, social psychology, strategic management, education, and communication.

Target Audience

The target audience includes researchers, practitioners, undergraduate and postgraduate students. Therefore, the proposed articles need to address both academic and practical implications.

Recommended Topics

The topics may include (but not limited to):
Cluster strategies,
Adoption and diffusion of e-technologies among firms
Adoption of e-government services
Adoption of e-government and its outcomes
Adoption of e-learning
Adoption of radio frequency identification technology
Architecture of e-workspace
Assessment of e-adoption and diffusion models
Cross-national e-adoptions
Determinants of e-adoption in small and medium-sized enterprises
Digital divides and e-adoption
E-adoption and supply chain
E-adoption and supply chain management
E-adoption in healthcare organizations
E-commerce adoption by non-profit organizations
The economic cost of e-adoption
Effects of e-readiness factors on e-business adoption
E-governance and service delivery
E-health adoption
E-learning architectures
Electronic community networking and community-based technologies
Empowering virtual communities with mobility
Examining the impact of organizational characteristics on the extent of e-commerce adoption
Examining the socio-economic determinants of e-adoption
Factors affecting e-adoption
Factors influencing the adoption of internet banking
Factors influencing the e-adoption of wireless technologies
Framework for e-adoption in governments
Impacts of government intervention on e-adoption
Internet adoption by SMEs
Major barriers and facilitators for the e-adoption
Managing knowledge in e- adoption
Model for e-commerce adoption
Perceptions and adoption of online banking
Privacy and security issues in e-world
Relationship between consumers' trust and e-commerce adoption
Role of individual and organizational factors in the e-adoption
Role of knowledge in the adoption of new technologies
Significant predictors of e-adoption
Social networks and e-adoption
Spatial externalities and e-adoption

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 29, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed paper.
Authors will be notified by August 31, 2019, about the status of their proposals and sent reviewers’ feedback. Then, accepted proposals’ authors have to submit their full papers on or before Sep 1. Authors will be notified again about their full papers and sent reviewers’ feedbacks until Sep 29, 2019, and announced final papers notifications on October 13, 2019. Finally, these authors must submit their final book chapters on November 10, 2019. Authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at before-you-write/ prior to submission.
Papers will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Recent Developments in Individual and Organizational Adoption of ICTs. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the online submission manager at IGI publishing.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

The initial invitation to journal article authors: Jul 3, 2019
Proposal Submission Deadline: August 29, 2019
Full submission: Sep 1, 2019
Review results due to authors: Sep 29, 2019
Revisions due from authors: Oct 13, 2019
Final preface and table of contents: Oct 27, 2019
Final deadline: Nov 10, 2019

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