Sample Call for Chapter Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 30, 2015
Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations
A book edited by Editor's Name (Editor's Affiliation)

Different levels in information and knowledge society and, in particular, the network economy, have acknowledged the significance of the role of trust. Therefore, it is important to understand how trust is manifested and how it can be enhanced at various levels in organizations. In this, trust connected to both human and technology interactions is of primary importance. It improves the ability to process and manage information and knowledge-related processes in order to create new knowledge to increase strategic capability and organizational performance. In the fields of information studies, information systems, knowledge management, etc., there exists a need for an edited collection of original research in this area.

Objective of the Book
This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in the area. It will be written for professionals who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of trust at different levels of the information and knowledge society, that is, trust at the level of the global economy, of networks and organizations, of teams and work groups, of information systems and, finally, trust at the level of individuals as actors in the networked environments.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, sociology, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Trust model
  • Trust in global networks
  • Trust in new economy
  • Trust and value creation in a network economy
  • Trust as capital
  • Improving market performance through trust
  • Trust as a management strategy
  • Trust from the perspective of knowledge management
  • Trust in public administration
  • Human capital development
  • Organizational knowledge
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Inter-organizational communication
  • Knowledge-centric best practices
  • Information security
  • Knowledge creation
  • Knowledge representation
  • Organizational learning
  • Organizational culture
  • Trust in organizational leadership
  • Economic development
  • Management and Information systems
  • Interpersonal trust
  • Technology partnerships
  • Trust building
  • Cognitive trust and affective distrust

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 30, 2014, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters 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, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and e-collections featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates
January 30, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline
February 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
May 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
July 30, 2015: Review Results Returned
August 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification
August 30, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

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