Electronic Business in China


Electronic Markets, Special Focus Theme Section on Electronic Business in China; Deadline 27 Aug 2006

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Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 09:51:48 +0200
From: "Dr. Hans-Dieter Zimmermann" <zimmermann@wi.uni-muenster.de>

Call for Papers For the special focus theme section on "Electronic Business in China" of Electronic Markets – The International Journal

Guest Editors of the special focus theme section:

Frank Duserick, Alfred University, USA
Timothy O’Keefe, University of North Dakota, USA
Jing Zhao, China University of Geosciences, China

The CFP is also available on the Web at:


Electronic business can be a vital component in the global and/or domestic strategy of any business. China is the world’s most populous nation and seventh largest economy . With only 9.9% Internet usage penetration rate but with 35.9% of the world’s Internet users  China’s developing economy has substantial e-business research opportunities. The growth potential and the business potential in Asian countries and in China in particular are immense. 

Such potential and the risks inherent in applying an electronic business model in countries and cultures where population penetration of the Internet is so low and where there exists dynamic business growth demands information in the form of research. This scenario is the impetus for a focus theme section on "Electronic Business in China".  Researchers are encouraged to submit manuscripts which address electronic business issues either pertinent to electronic business in general, which would apply to China, or which specifically focus  on electronic business in China itself.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Supply chain management issues in Chinese electronic businesses
  • Readiness of the banking system in China for electronic business
  • Infrastructure issues for electronic business in China
  • International opportunities and challenges in conducting electronic business in China
  • Survey, simulation and benchmark studies which address scalability and capitalization in electronic business
  • Cultural considerations which may differentiate electronic business models in China from those in "western" cultures
  • Legal issues involved in conducting electronic business in China either for Chinese firms or international firms
  • Modification of classic business and/or e-business models which would increase e-business success in China.

Methodological and theoretical pluralism is welcomed by the journal.

Potential contributors are strongly encouraged to submit initial inquiries, or a page long summary for feedback as to the suitability of proposed papers.

Contact addresses:

Frank Duserick: fduserick@alfred.edu
Timothy O’Keefe: timothy.okeefe@und.nodak.edu
Zhao Jing: yuzp@cug.edu.cn

Final papers should be submitted to the Editorial Team:


Important deadlines:

Submission deadline: 27. August 2006
Acceptance decision: 15. November 2006
Issue: Vol. 17, No. 2, May 2007
Electronic Markets – The International Journal


Prof. Dr. Hubert Oesterle, University of St. Gallen
Prof. Dr. Beat F. Schmid, University of St. Gallen

Co-Editor: Dr. Hans-Dieter Zimmermann, University of Muenster

Executive Editor: Volker Schmelich, University of Leipzig

Editorial Office:
Electronic Markets – The International Journal
c/o Information Systems Institute
University of Leipzig
04109 Leipzig, Germany
Phone +49 341 9733600
Fax +49 341 9733612
eMail em.editors@netacademy.org
Web http://www.electronicmarkets.org

Electronic Markets is a leading scientific journal for advancing the understanding and practice of Electronic Markets; it is published quarterly (Print and Online) by Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group (ISSN: 1019-6781 (Paper) 1422-8890 (Online)).

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