Cultural Issues in Global E-Commerce
Cultural Issues in Global E-commerce Diffusion, Adoption and Use, Special issue of DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Edited by Yogesh Kumar, Nitish Singh and Michael Williams; Deadline 15 Jun 2008
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From: Prof Nitish Singh, Boeing Institute of International Business,
St Louis University
Call for papers for
A Special Issue of The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems (Journal Information: http://the-database.org/)
Cultural Issues in Global E-commerce Diffusion, Adoption and Use
It is our pleasure to seek articles for a special issue of The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems whose focus is on "Cultural Issues in Global E-commerce Diffusion, Adoption and Use". Further information regarding the journal can be found on The DATA BASE web site at http://the-database.org/
Guest Editors – Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Swansea University, Nitish Singh, St. Louis University, and Michael D. Williams, Swansea University
Electronic (e)-commerce is expanding at a rapid rate, with the online population approaching almost one billion, and global online revenue being measured in trillions of dollars. This global expansion of e-commerce represents growth opportunities for businesses worldwide. However, one of the obstacles for companies attempting to extend their e-business internationally is to understand global consumers and overcome cultural barriers and language differences on the web (Singh and Pereira, 2005; Violino, 2001). Many companies are realizing that building an e-commerce website to suit an international audience is more complex endeavor than they expected (Sheldon and Strader, 2002). As companies set up their global e-businesses, it is important for them to understand what cultural factors influence consumer use of international websites, what motivates global consumers to purchase at international websites, and what cultural barriers exist in diffusion and adoption of e-commerce.
The broad purpose of this Special Issue (SI) is to advance the knowledge on the role of national culture in global e-commerce expansion. More specifically, the SI invites submissions that address issues related to the impact of national culture on macro-level issues related to diffusion and adoption of e-commerce, and micro-level issues related to web site localization, international web site usage, and global online consumer behavior. We intend soliciting for theoretical, conceptual, and empirical studies. Moreover, we particularly encourage submissions with an inter-disciplinary focus, as global e-commerce research is not just emerging as an important domain in the information systems domain, but also in marketing, international business, linguistics and other disciplines. The proposed SI will focus on, but not be limited to, the following topics:
- Cultural Issues in diffusion and globalization of e-business organizations.
- The impact of national culture on adoption, usage, and proliferation of e-commerce.
- Web site localization
- Cross-cultural online consumer behavior.
- Localization versus standardization on the web.
- Culture and IT Transfer
- Localizing web sites for ethnic populations
- Development and issues relating to cultural user interfaces
- The role of culture in Web globalization strategy
- Locale-specific search engine optimization
- Culture and Internet Marketing
Call for Papers: Jan 15, 2008
Submission of full paper: June 15, 2008
Feedback from referees (First Round): September 15, 2008
Submission due date of revised paper: December 15, 2008
Feedback from referees (Second Round): Feb 29, 2009
Revised Submission: April 30, 2009
Submission of final revised paper: June 1st, 2009
Publication date: 4th Issue – 2009 (Tentative)
Instructions for Authors:
Full manuscript submissions must be submitted to the Editors via
online review system of the DATA BASE located at http://www.editorialmanager.com/sigmisdb/. Please mention the Special
Issue theme ‘Cultural Issues in Global E-commerce Diffusion, Adoption
and Use’ on the title page of your submission. All submissions must
conform to the layout and format guidelines of the DATA BASE.
Instructions for contributors may be found at:
Dr. Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi, Email: email@example.com
School of Business & Economics, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP,UK,
Phone: +44(0)1792602340; Fax: +44 (0)1792 295626
Dr Nitish Singh, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Boeing Institute of International Business, St. Louis University, USA,
Phone: 314-977-7604; Fax: 314-977-3897
Prof Michael Williams, Email: M.D.Williams@swansea.ac.uk
School of Business & Economics, Swansea University, Swansea, SA2 8PP,
UK, Phone: +44(0)1792 295181; Fax: +44 (0)1792 295626