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Call for Papers: AMCIS 2013 Minitrack – ICT in Transition Economies

January 8th, 2013 by

Call for Papers – ICT in Transition Economies
ICTs in Global Development (SIGGlobDev) Track

19th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2013)

Track Chairs:

Narcyz Roztocki, State University of New York at New Paltz,

H. Roland Weistroffer, Virginia Commonwealth University,

Track Description:

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have a major impact on economic and societal development. Though developing, emerging, and transitional economies play an increasingly important role in the global market, mainstream information systems research continues to focus on the relatively small group of countries with highly developed economies. The business, social, and legal environments of developing, emerging, and transitional economies often mandate that ICT implementation and management apply different practices and models from those conceived and tested in highly developed countries. The intention of this track is to encourage more research and publications on ICT focused on developing and emerging markets and communities.

Thus, this track serves as a forum for research on the appropriate use and diffusion of information and communication technologies and associated management practices in the distinctive environments of developing, emerging, and transitional economies.


ICT in Transition Economies

Paulo Rupino da Cunha
University of Coimbra
Department of Informatics Engineering
P?lo II, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal

Piotr Soja
Cracow University of Economics
Department of Computer Science
Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Krak?w, Poland


Transition economies are a particular case of emerging economies, including countries from the former eastern bloc and those that resulted from the breakup of the Soviet Union, which, in the last two decades, have abandoned the communist-style central planning system and committed to substantial reforms to adopt a free market approach.

These fast growing transition economies play an increasingly significant role in the global market, with information and communication technologies (ICT) being a key driving force in this process.

However, despite their growing importance, research that specifically addresses the specificities and different challenges of ICT in transition economies is still scarce, when compared with the body of knowledge for developed countries.

The objective of this mini-track is to promote advances and dissemination of work done in this area.


We are seeking papers dealing with ICT in the specific context of transition economies, but in their various facets, such as business, technical, social, political, cultural, economical, and legal.

Possible topics of interest to this special issue include but are not limited to the following:

* ICT service systems for a service economy;
* ICT governance and management;
* Design and deployment of ICT in small and medium enterprises;
* Success factors, barriers and risks of ICT adoption;
* Return on ICT investment (financial and other);
* ICT in global supply chains;
* Off-shoring and outsourcing of systems and services;
* E-government and e-democracy;
* Comparative cross-country research;
* Country specific case studies;

AMCIS 2013 Track/Minitrack Guidelines & Timeline

• AMCIS 2013 is the first conference that will be using the new AIS review system, Bepress. We appreciate your patience and help as we transition to the new system

• Tracks must have at least two minitracks to be retained as a track for AMCIS 2013

• Minitrack chairs cannot submit papers to their own minitrack, but can submit to other minitracks within the same track or another track

• Track chairs cannot submit a paper to their own track, but can submit research to other tracks

• At least one track chair form each track and one minitrack chair from each minitrack should plan to attend AMCIS 2013

• Please see attachments at bottom of page

Fri, Jan 4, 2013             Paper submission officially begins

Fri, Feb 22, 2013          AMCIS 2013 Paper Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM Central Standard Time

Tue, Apr 2, 2013          Reviews completed

Sat, Apr 20, 2013 – Sun, Apr 21, 2013 Track Chairs Notify Authors of Paper Acceptance via Bepress on behalf of the Program Chairs.

Thur, May 9, 2013       Camera-ready Copy of Accepted Papers Due


File Description File size
Download this file (AMCIS-MinitrackChairReport.txt)AMCIS-MinitrackChairReport.txt Minitrack chair report – will appear in cover letter section in Bepress 0.3 Kb
Download this file (AMCIS-ReviewerReport.txt)AMCIS-ReviewerReport.txt Reviewer report to authors 0.9 Kb