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International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications

Call for papers for a special issue

International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications

Mobile services

Background and contributions sought

Amount of companies operating in the mobile communications business has increased. Consumers and companies have started to use different types of mobile services. Both managers and academics have realized emerging mobile service phenomenon. Inspired by the shire number and quality of mobile services this special issue collects rigorous and relevant original papers devoted to this topic. Especially welcomed are papers focusing on either consumer focused mobile services or business-to-business specific mobile services.

Practical and theoretical papers with empirical data or not addressing the mobile service phenomenon are equally valid and can be submitted to the special issue. Empirical data can be based e.g. on case study, surveys, focus groups and ethnographies.

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

  • Consumer attitudes or perceptions of usage of different mobile services
  • Cultural differences in consumers attitudes or perceptions towards mobile service usage
  • Consumers acceptance of mobile services
  • Cultural differences in consumers acceptance of mobile services
  • Consumers usage of mobile services
  • Cultural differences in usage of mobile services
  • Mobile service typologies – types
  • Value creation logic or business logic of mobile services
  • Value chain and networks formed for mobile service creation and commercialization
  • Roles that companies have in value chain
  • Mobile ticketing
  • Mobile banking
  • Mobile virtual social worlds and communities
  • Mobile healthcare
  • Mobile reminder services
  • Evaluation of current and future state of mobile services
  • Mobile virtual/social communities
  • Context or location based (whether, time, user profile, phone information, humidity etc.) mobile services

Guest editor

Jari Salo, University of Oulu, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Marketing,

Submissions and enquiries of suitability of the topic can be submitted special issue editor and optional abstract review is arranged for the authors.


Deadline for optional abstracts: August 15, 2008
Full papers: Decmeber 15, 2008
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2009
Revised paper due: February 15, 2009
Publication: No .1, Vol. 4, October – December, 2009

Submission guidelines and detailed information about the journal is available online

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International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications

Editors-in-Chief: Ada Scupola, Rosklide University, Denmark

Associate Editors:

    > Carina Ihlström Eriksson, Halmstad University, Sweden
    Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
    Raja Jarvinen, National Consumer Research Centre, Finland
    Ibrahim Kushchu, Mobile Government Consortium International, UK
    Christine Legner, European Business School, Germany
    Sharman Lichtenstein, Deakin University, Australia
    JungKun Park, Purdue University, USA
    Adamantia Pateli, Ionian University, Greece

Editorial Review Board:

    Evon, M.O. Abu-Taieh, Arab Academy for Financial Science, Jordan
    Carl Adams, Portsmouth University, UK
    Aki Ahonen, OP Bank Group Central Cooperative, Finland
    Maged Ali, Brunel Business School, UK
    Achraf Ayad, @ltitude Consulting, France
    Stephen Burgess, Victoria University, Australia
    Giovanni Camponovo, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
    Mahil Carr, IDRBT, India
    Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Ioannis P. Chochliouros, OTE, Greece
    Dr Stephen Dann, The Australian National University, Australia
    Vippan Raj Dutt, Indian Airlines, India
    Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
    Morten Falch, Ålborg University, Denmark
    Mauricio Featherman, Washington State University, USA
    Carlos Flavián, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Isaac J. Gabriel, Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus), USA
    Ping Gao, The University of Manchester, UK
    Christophe Garonne, Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management, France
    Shashi Gogia, Indian Association for Medical Informatics, India
    Benita M. Gullkvist, HANKEN Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
    Calin Gurau, GSCM – Montpellier Business School, France
    Raquel Gurrea-Sarasa, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Simon Heilesen, Roskilde University, Denmark
    Kristina Heinonen, HANKEN Swedish School of Economics, Finland
    Anders Henten, Ålborg University, Denmark
    Papadopoulos Homer, National Center for Scientific Research (NCSR), Greece
    Jun-Jang (JJ) Jeng, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
    Byron Keating, University of Wollongong, Australia
    Manel Khadraoui, University of Jendouba, Tunisia
    Khaled Khan, Qatar University, Quatar
    Terry Kidd, University of Texas, USA
    Andreas Komninos, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
    Habin Lee, Brunel Business School, UK
    Xin (Robert) Luo, Virginia State University, USA
    SAJI K. B. Nair, Indian Institute of Management, India Hanne
    Westh Nicolajsen, Ålborg University, Denmark
    Bernhard Ostheimer, University of Giessen, Denmark
    Mirjana Pejic-Bach, University of Zagreb, Croatia
    Esko Penttinen, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
    Selwyn Piramuthu , University of Florida, USA
    Ben Ramdani, Manchester Business School, UK
    Helena Rodrigues, Universidade do Minho, Spain
    Matti Rossi, Claremont Graduate University, USA/Helsinki School of
    Economics, Finland
    Robert Rubeck, University of North Dakota, USA
    Jari Salo, University of Oulu, Finland
    Ross Smith, RMIT University, Australia
    Martin Steinert, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    Fiona Sussan, George Mason University, USA
    Aysegul Toker, Bogazici University , Turkey
    Sergio Viademonte, British Telecommunications Group (BT), UK
    Roumen Vragov, Baruch College, USA
    Jing Wang, University of New Hampshire, USA
    James Yao, Montclair State University, USA
    Alexander Yap, Elon University, USA
    Ali Yazici, TOBB University of Economics & Technology, Turkey
    George Yee, National Research Council Canada / Carleton University, Canada
    Maria Åkesson, Halmstad University, Sweden Anssi Öörni, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

The objective of the International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications is to be a truly interdisciplinary journal providing comprehensive coverage and understanding of all aspects of e-services, self-services and mobile communication from different fields including marketing, management, and MIS. The journal invites contributions that are both empirical and conceptual, and is open to all types of research methodologies both from academia and industry.


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts for possible publication in the International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA). IJESMA seeks to promote and publish state-of-the art research regarding different issues in the production, management, delivery and consumption of e-services, self services, and mobile communication including business-to-business, business-to-consumer, government-to-business, government-to-consumer, and consumer-to-consumer e-services relevant to the interest of professionals, academic educators, researchers, industry consultants in the field.

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