The Journal for Information Professionals
Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (APJIS) is published by the Korea Society
of Management Information Systems (KMIS), which is the largest professional institute
in the field of information systems in Korea.
ISSN 2288-5404 (Print) / ISSN 2288-6818 (Online)
Editor : Sang-Yong Tom Lee
APJIS welcomes proposals for Special Issues that are designed not only to draw attention to new emerging topics in information systems (IS) but also to encourage insightful and influential research on topics that fall within the scope of the journal.
Potential Guest Editors who would like to propose a Special Issue are invited to prepare a proposal and then submit it to the Editor-in-Chief through email@example.com. Then, the Senior Editorial team will consider whether the proposal is of interest to the journal. When you submit a proposal, it needs to include at least the following: the title of the Special Issue, a brief CV of the proposed Guest Editors, a statement of the Special Issues significance for IS area, and an outline time schedule.
Once the proposal is approved, the Guest Editors are expected to actively encourage submissions based on the Call for Papers. Being invited to submit a manuscript does not mean that publication is guaranteed. The review process by which Special Issue manuscripts are handled is nearly identical to that of regular submissions to APJIS.
The Guest Editors make decisions at all stages of the reviewing process, up to the final acceptance decision, which is made by the Editor-in-Chief. The Guest Editors are expected to adhere to all APJIS guidelines, including the Statement of Editorial Policy, Code of Ethics, Instructions for Contributors, Guidelines for Reviewers and Style Guide. Submissions, which the Guest Editors find unsuited to the topic of the Special Issue, but still appropriate for APJIS in general, are transferred to the regular process, if necessary.
Once sufficient papers have been accepted for publication, the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief discuss and agree on the contents and order of the Special Issue. In addition, the Guest Editors are asked to prepare an editorial introduction and submit it with accepted papers to the Editor-in-Chief. The maximum length of a Special Issue is one issue of the Journal. However, a Special Issue may be smaller depending on the number of accepted manuscripts. Guest Editors are responsible for ensuring successful completion of the Special Issue.
If you have any question, please contact the Editor-in-Chief through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Issue: Information Systems Research from the Behavioral Economics Perspective
At the turn of the 20th century, the discipline of economics went through the neoclassical revolution, built on assumptions about rationality of human behavioral economics. Behavioral economics (hereafter, BE) is primarily concerned with the bounds of rationality of economic agents. Behavioral Economics, which was incorporated the insights of psychology and other social sciences into the economic behavior, provides many important insights into managerial behavior (Bazerman and Moore, 2013). It has dealt with the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on the economic decisions of individuals and organizations (Kahneman, 2011). Since the BE is primarily concerned with the bounds of rationality of economic agents, it covers a ranger of various concept, methods and fields.
Although many of IS researchers have realized the importance of an interdisciplinary perspective to explain some of IS phenomenon, the application of BE research are not well represented. This special issue promotes papers that show a direct link between BE and IS field, with a special focus on the effects of IT implementation and usage on economic agents¡¯ perception, behavior, and decision making process. Much of what the IS field is about relates to information processing for decision making. In particular, the current IS environments are facing the important issues regarding privacy, trust, and security, which are fundamentally connected to both the BE and IS.
Therefore, this special issue aims to examine the main applications of BE to Information System Research, both in classical terms as well as influenced by new emerging technologies. The BE arises from research that shows human boundary rationality and failures in acting in ¡°self¡±—interest, loss aversion, among others—influence the making of economic choices and decisions. According to Goes (2013)¡¯s editor comments in MIS Quarterly, along the advent of all emerging technologies, the decision-making IS environments have amplified and expanded in complexity, reaching many of individuals and consumers. These environments are characterized by increasing information richness and interactive decision making, often resulting in economic transactions: crowdsourcing and collective intelligence, electronic marketplaces, personalization and recommendation systems, and so forth.
This special issue therefore promotes papers that show a direct link between Behavioral Economics (BE) and IS fields, with a special focus on the effects of IT implementation and usage on economic agents¡¯ perception, behavior, and decision making process. We believe that this theoretical perspective explored represent promising new avenues for much of IS research and we cordially invite you to submit your valuable work to our special issue in APJIS.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
¡× Applications of behavioral economics findings to in various IS fields
¡× Applied evolutionary economics and psychology to IS fields
¡× Boundary rationality and impact on making decisions in business and organizations
¡× Cross-cultural behavioral variation with impact on IT implementation (usage) at organizational/ individual levels
¡× Factors influencing preferences, judgment, choices, decisions and the way they impact IT users¡¯ behavior
¡× Impact of new technologies on supply and demand of service industries
¡× Impact of procedural rationality in decision making process by leveraging IT
¡× Impact of technology implementation in ¡°procedural rationality¡± risk reduction
¡× Individual and organizational decision making by utilizing IT
¡× Loss aversion and risk evaluation at individual/ organizational levels
¡× New technologies related to consumption and environment
¡× Rational behavior under imperfect competition with implications at business level
¡× Submissions should follow standard formatting and style guidelines for the Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (http://www.apjis.or.kr/common/sub/s.asp).
¡× Manuscripts should be submitted through the APJIS Online Submission System (www.e-apjis.or.kr).
¡× When you submit your manuscript, please specify that your manuscript is submitted for the special issue.
Deadline for article
30 December 2015 29 Feb 2016(Extended)
¡× Reviews returned to authors: 15 February 2016
¡× Deadline for submission of the revised articles: 30 April 2016
¡× Final articles selected: 30 May 2016
¡× Publication of the APJIS Special Issue: June 2016
¡× Soon Jae Kwon, Daegu University, email@example.com
¡× Jong Seok Lee, University of Memphis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bazerman, M.X. and Moore, D.A. (2013), Judgment in Managerial Decision Making, 8th edition, Wiley.
Goes, P.B. (2013), Information Systems Research and Behavioral Economics, MIS Quarterly, Vol. 37 No. 3 pp. iii-viii.
Kahneman, D. (2011), Thinking, Fast and Slow, Macmillan.
Special Issue: The Old, the Young and the Sea of IS: New Perspectives on the Development, Adoption and Application of Information Systems
In the past decade, we have observed the rapidly changing research trend in information systems (IS) in response to the fast-developing information technologies and the surrounding environment. Sizzling topics, such as social media and big data, have swept the field in recent years, and interests in new technologies, such as FinTech and IoT, are on the rise. It has been of no doubt exciting and meaningful to discuss their capacity to change our daily lives and influences on the businesses.
However, despite the rapid movement of IS research trends, more fundamental inquiries including how to develop, adopt and apply IS still seek for answers. The subject of IS may change every year, but the process of using it from the user perspective does not, because it is the combined reflections of the innate human desires and affections. Understanding ¡®how to¡¯ develop, adopt and apply various types of IS will provide more long-term implications that do not easily change while the subject of technology changes.
Therefore, this special issue aims to broadly discuss how various types of IS can be developed, adopted and applied. The possible topics include classical ones, such as trust and TAM, as well as recent ones, such as big data and social media. The submission of papers that discuss classical IS topics from a new perspective are encouraged. The title of the special issue, The Old, the Young and the Sea of IS, implies new perspectives (the Young) on classical topics (the Old) for in-depth understanding (the Sea). We welcome your submission.
Submissions should follow standard formatting and style guidelines for the Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems (http://www.apjis.or.kr/common/sub/s.asp)
Manuscripts should be submitted through the APJIS Online Submission System (www.e-apjis.or.kr).
When you submit your manuscript, please specify that your manuscript is submitted for the special issue.
Deadline for article submission: 24 April 2016
Reviews returned to authors: 29 May 2016
Deadline for submission of the revised articles: 3 July 2016
Final articles selected: 1 August 2016
Publication of the APJIS Special Issue: September 2016
Jung Lee, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, email@example.com
Loo Geok Pee, Nanyang Technological University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jinyoung Min, Chosun University, email@example.com
As consumers take greater control over products and services they consume, electronic word of
mouth (eWOM) and user generated content (UGC) are now being considered as one of the most
critical information sources not only for customers of online goods and services but also for those
who are involved in product development, marketing, and customer services in online shopping
contexts. In recent years, with the radically growing popularity of (1) social networking sites (SNS)
such as Facebook, Twitter, and KakaoTalk, (2) online review sites (ORS) such as IMDB (movies),
Tripadvisor (travel), and Yelp (restaurants), (3) UGC sharing platforms such as YouTube, Picasa, and Pinterest, and (4) online product reviews (OPR) created in e-commerce sites such as Amazon.com, it is now almost impossible for consumers to make better choices without the help of such online services (SNS, ORS, UGC sharing platforms, and OPR).
Most major companies now try to incorporate such eWOM channels by creating and maintaining
their own product/service review websites, online forums, blogs, and company accounts on SNS in an attempt to increase communication between businesses and customers (or communication
among consumers). But, only little is known about what kinds of factors contribute to the
generation and propagation of eWOM and UGC, how eWOM and UGC can change consumers
attitudes toward the products and services and even influence their purchasing intentions and
behaviors, how knowledge is created, disseminated and adopted through eWOM communication,
and how they can provide significant business value to the providers of products and services.
Thus, Asia Pacific Journal of Information Systems invites submissions for a special issue on
¡°Electronic Word of Mouth and User Generated Content.¡± This special issue intends to bridge this
knowledge gap by providing an outlet for innovative and timely contributions pertaining to
eWOM and UGC, as disseminated through different kinds of online communication channels,
including (but not limited to) SNS, ORS, UGC sharing platforms, company- or 3rd-party owned
online forums, blogs, and OPR in e-commerce sites. We especially encourage contributions that
address specific topics of eWOM and UGC in diverse industries such as digital goods (e.g., mobile applications), healthcare, hospitality, tourism, entertainment, telecommunications, and etc.
Sung-Byung Yang, Ajou University, South Korea, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyung Young Lee, Bishop¡¯s University, Canada, email@example.com
Animesh Animesh, McGill University, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saeed Akhlaghpour, Middlesex University, United Kingdom, email@example.com
Deadline for Submissions:
1 March 2015 30 April 2015(Extended)
First Round Author Notification: 1 June 2015
First Round Revised Version Due: 1 August 2015
Second Round Author Notification: 15 September 2015
Second Round Revised Version Due: 1 November 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 15 November 2015
Expected Publication Date: 31 December 2015
In the past few years, business analytics has emerged as one of the most popular and important issues for both researchers and practitioners with an explosion of large-scale data such as social media data and real-time and historical data. Managers across all industries are looking for opportunities to increase efficiencies and gain competitive advantage through the analysis of big data using a variety of quantitative techniques such as statistics, operations research methods, data mining, and social mining. We can clearly see that the possibilities of business analytics continue to evolve, driven by the recent advancement in knowledge management and business intelligence. The question that arises is how to best capture the value by combining business analytics and knowledge management. Building on existing work in knowledge management and business intelligence, it is essential to identify how business analytics can be used to address many of the issues currently facing knowledge management in both academia and industrial sectors.
This special issue aims to bring together scholars who investigate organizational performance and
sustainable competitive advantage in the domains of knowledge management, business intelligence, business analytics, and big data. It aims to draw together empirically-grounded and theoreticallyinformed analyses of the key issues in contemporary forms of knowledge management and business analytics across various fields and methodologies. Applied research in these areas is also welcome.
Deadline for article submission: 1 December 2014
Reviews returned to authors: 1 February 2015
Deadline for submission of revised articles: 1 May 2015
Final articles selected: 1 July 2015
Publication of the APJIS Special Issue: September 2015
Social media describes the collection of web and mobile-based technologies that mediate human and social communication via social network. It enables individuals, groups and communities to gather, communicate and share information, to collaborate or to play. Social media research has become critical as the role of networks and other digital technologies become an anchor for change in societies as well as business domain. By facilitating access to usergenerated
contents, social media also has become a democratic, personalized, and do-it-yourself platform of communications as well as practical tools for business. Companies can sense crowd opinion on products on social media and are devising innovative methods to attain insights user-generated contents for developing their competitive strategy. Furthermore, citizens share opinions and participate in the government policy development by using social media.
The fundamental objective of this special issue is to assimilate the best practices and insights academic and industry research to support the effective use of social media and to understand how social media impacts individual behavior and organizational/social performance. We expect to identify the key features of social media, unveil psychological and behavioral factors underlying the diffusion and growth of social media, address economic and organizational/societal impacts of social media, and explore different ways to manage user-generated data for effective business/social analyses. The special issue also expects to demonstrate innovative methods of handling data digital and social media to analyze business/social implications.
Hee-Woong Kim, Yonsei University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hock Chuan Chan, National University of Singapore, email@example.com
Sumeet Gupta, Indian Institute of Management Raipr, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full paper submission due: September 31, 2014
Information Technologies and Information Systems have also changed the structure of the tourism
industry with new players entering the value chain. The tourism industry consists of a large number of loosely interconnected travel entities that are dependent on one another. IT enabled tourism provides greater value when it helps in collecting and pre-processing information according to personal and situational needs of the travelers. IT suggests that travel companies are predisposed to comprehend correct directions for IT development and that its elements work together in complex tourism ecosystems. For instance, mobile apps connected with social network services as well as with traditional websites allow exchanges to be informed by socially generated information and for feedback to be instantaneous. Mobile applications for a specific destination are increasingly needed for consumer reviews and recommendations of restaurants, transportation information, and supporting the entire tourist life cycle and all business ecosystems. Twitter, facebook, and other social media applications, for example, are used by travel & heritage sites, airlines, and hotels to identify service quality issues and engage in immediate service recovery.
Ultimately, IT can enable better tourism ecosystem health, increasing the destinations¡¯ competitive
advantage, and enabling travel companies and travelers to better exchange and share vital resources. Tourism and IT convergence is generally recognized as a critical step for creating, storing, and transferring information capital. This convergence is necessary for travel companies as it allows for the creation of valuable profit and healthy tourism business ecosystems. These smart tourism ecosystems become socio-technical networks, in which IT plays the role of an intelligent service platform that regulates the responses of tourism ecosystems to internal and external stimulation Destinations may soon discover that smart tourism ecosystems are indispensable.
Chulmo Koo, Kyung Hee University, South Korea, email@example.com
Ulli Gretzel, The University of Wollongong, Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
William C. Hunter, Kyung Hee University, South Korea
Namho Chung, Kyung Hee University, United Kingdom, email@example.com
Submission Deadline: 1 June 2014
Place all articles to reviewers: 14 June 2014
Return of all reviews: 14 July 2014
Check 1st Decision: 21 July 2014
Resend to authors for revisions: 3 Aug 2014
Submission Deadline for revised version: 24 Aug 2014
Place all articles to reviewers (2nd round): 1 Sep 2014
2nd round reviews in: 22 Sep 2014
2nd Decision: 29 Sep 2014
Check 2nd Decision: 1 Oct 2014
Final Decision & Notification: 11 Oct 2014
Owing to the wide propagation of social network services and smart phones, the
SOLOMO (SOcial-LOcal-MObile) environment has become the common platform of life
and business. Thus, it is a good opportunity for the MIS community to new
businesses by synergistically synthesizing the characteristics of the SOLOMO
platform. To emphasize the importance of new research on this issue, the
official journal of Korea Society of Management Information Systems, APJIS calls
for papers on ¡°Creating Synergy Business on the SOLOMO Media¡± as a special issue
APJIS invites contributions of both empirical and theoretical research policy, organizational and/or technical perspectives. The deadline for article submissions is June 30th, 2012. Please submit your paper to ¡®APJIS@kmis.or.kr¡¯, and address any questions to APJIS@kmis.or.kr.
Guest editors of this special issue:
Jae Kyu Lee (College of Business, KAIST, Korea)
Jaeki Song (Texas Tech University, USA)
Cheng Zhang (Fudan University, China)