JITTA Special Issue 2017

Special Issue – ‘Enterprise Systems Frontiers’

Editors for the Special Issue

Darshana Sedera (d.sedera@qut.edu.au)

Felix Ter Chian Tan (f.tan@unsw.edu.au)

Christophe Elie-Dit-Cosaque (christophe.elie-dit-cosaque@dauphine.fr)


Submission due date: May 15, 2017 – completed
First round reviews due: June 30, 2017 – completed
Revisions due: July 30, 2017 – completed
Second round decisions: Aug 30, 2017 – completed
Final Revisions due: Sep 31, 2017 – completed
Final editorial decision: Nov 30, 2017 – due soon !

Enterprise systems (ES) represent one of the major investment decisions of many public or private, large or medium-sized organizations. Organizations expect positive outcomes such as increased efficiency, effectiveness, and a better ability to face the competitive pressures. Organizations see improving business processes at both the organizational and inter-organizational levels, achieving standardization but also agility, and promoting business innovation as some of the means to reach those objectives.

ES also come with major challenges for organizations, which are for example are willing to integrate on premise and Cloud applications and services and are looking for articulating ES with Big Data or Analytics features. Organizations also recognize the capability of ES to contribute to digital transformations, allowing or inducing changes to their IS infrastructure, work processes, decision structures, or business models.

In spite of those ES capabilities and opportunities, organizations still often find it difficult and risky to realize ES benefits in practice. The design, implementation, integration within work practices, and maintenance of these large integrated applications still represent major technical and organizational challenges. They require new ways of thinking about business processes, system development, and enterprise architecture but also work practices, cultures and identities.

We welcome qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, conceptual works and papers that examine research methods appropriate for ES research. We encourage submissions from researchers representing all ontological perspectives. Our intention is to provide a forum for bringing together researchers with similar interests both to share their current work and to plan future directions for the field. We also hope to stimulate future collaboration in research development. Selected papers from ICIS2016 will be considered for publication in the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology Enhancements and ES, e.g. RFID, Web Services, Virtual Reality, Mobile Applications, Portal Technology, and Workflow Management
  • Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management in ES
  • Data Analytics and ES
  • Organizational Change, Culture and Organizational Learning
  • Organizational and Business Impacts of ES
  • Organizational issues related to the integration of ES and IT infrastructures
  • Social and Behavioral issues related with ES implementation and use.
  • Decision structures, information governance and ES
  • ES and Digital Transformations: implications for work contents, people, processes and technologies.
  • Inter and Intra-organizational interaction of ES
  • Extended Enterprise Systems selection, implementation and usage issues
  • Alignment of business, process and IS architecture
  • Cross-country comparisons of ES design, implementation, use and post-adoption.
  • ES, social networking and collaboration
  • Challenges and issues of ES in Cloud computing environments
  • New directions in Enterprise Systems

Submission Details

Authors are encouraged to submit papers on high quality research (completed, research in progress and issues and opinion research) that are original. Papers should be between 6,000-8,000 words in length and follow the style and policies of the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA). Please refer to the journal website for information: http://aisel.aisnet.org/jitta/

Please submit all papers via JITTA’s submission system at the above website via the “submit article” option. You will need to create an account with the journal if you do not have one (which you can do freely). When submitting your paper, make sure you include a cover letter with your paper that indicates your paper is for the ‘Special issue on Enterprise Systems Frontiers’.