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IJSODIT 2010 : International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology


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International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology (IJSODIT)

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Michael B. Knight
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)

Social issues related to information technology represents one of the most often discussed underpinnings in information systems research throughout the tenure of the IS field. Social issues are those research topics most aligned with the human factor in terms of information systems planning, development and utilization. The International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology includes all aspects of social issues that are impacted by information technology affecting organizations and inter-organizational structures. This includes the conceptualization of specific social issues and their associated constructs, proposed designs and infrastructures, empirical validation of social models, and case studies illustrating socialization success and failures. Some key topics may include: (1) ethics, (2) culture, (3) relationships, (4) human interaction, (5) security, (6) design, (7) building relationships, and (8) diversity in the IT workforce.

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

1. Ethical issues
* Codes of conduct and practice
* Confidentiality agreements
* Intellectual property rights
* Electronic monitoring of employees
* Impartiality of data utilization
* Morality in information systems

2. Cultural issues
* Politics
* Assimilation of emerging technologies
* Developing trust
* Management structures
* Power asymmetry
* Social barriers
* Policy implementation
* Social environments
* Cultural customs & digital divides
* Social capital

3. Relationship issues
* Development partnerships
* Virtual teams
* Group cohesiveness
* Networking & Collaboration
* Group facilitation
* Buyer-supplier linkages

4. Human Interaction issues
* Recruitment and retention
* Assessment and evaluation
* Motivation
* Social presence
* Asynchronous learning networks
* Leadership

5. Security issues
* Models for IS security implementation
* Virus/worm creation
* Misrepresentation in digital media
* Standards, laws, and regulations
* IS Security design and management methods
* Fraud with systems use
* Behavioral issues in IS security
* Security culture & awareness issues
* Social, legal and ethical of IS Security
* Misuse of data
* Strategic management issues in IS security
* Trust issues in IS Security

6. Design issues
* Distributed projects
* Process changes
* Soft-side development
* Modeling techniques
* Social network knowledge

7. Building Relationships
* Relationships between the information systems area and other academic disciplines
* Development of information systems subspecialties
* Contributions from information systems to the development of other academic disciplines
* Reporting new developments in other reference disciplines
* Research between the IS system areas and other established fields

8. Diversity in the IT Workforce
* Diversity in virtual IT teams
* Educational initiatives for increased diversity in the IT workforce
* Gender, Race, Age, Education, and Socio-Economic Differences in IT
* The Role of Community Technology Centers
* Urban & Community Informatics
* IT for Transformation and Wealth Creation
* Information Technology as a Means for Increasing Social Capital

The types of constructs that will be considered for review and publication would include, but would not be limited to, the following:
- Confidence
- Commitment
- Judgment
- Flexibility
- Certainty
- Satisfaction
- Utilization
- Stability
- Influence
- Presence
- Change
- Support
- Collaboration
- Cohesiveness
- Participation
- Consent
- Creativity
- Understanding
- Trust
- Synergy
- Perspective
- Accountability
- Excitement
- Power

Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at submission.pdf PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically to

The International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, “Business Science Reference”, and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit

All inquiries and submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. Michael B. Knight
International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology


Dipl.-Wirt.-Inf. Nils Urbach
Institute of Research on Information Systems

European Business School (EBS)
International University Schloss Reichartshausen

EBS Campus Rheingau
Rheingaustraße 1
65375 Oestrich-Winkel

Phone +49 6723 991 250
Fax +49 6723 991 255

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