Electronic Business (or “e-Business”) is the utilization of information and communication technologies (ICT) in support of various types of business activities. As the economy becomes globalised and organisations are evolving to become service-oriented, together with recent rapid advancement of ICT, especially the Internet, many challenges as well as opportunities have arisen.
For example, recent advancement in service computing, mobile computing, and intelligent applications has wide and deep impact to how businesses are being performed. Efficiencies and effectiveness have general been much improved, while complexities have emerged. Various emerging social, legal, and ethnical issues have also drawn wide attention.
Therefore, knowledge from various disciplines is required to achieve excellence in e-Business in response to the ever complicating requirements in the rapidly evolving global environment. The industry and academia has also been shifting the focus to a cross-disciplinary and holistic approach.
The creation, operation, and evolution of the research and practice in e-Business raise concerns that range from high-level requirements and business modelling through to the deployment of specific implementation technologies and paradigms, as well as involve a wide (and ever growing) range of methods, tools, and technologies. They also cover a broad spectrum of vertical domains, industry segments, and even government sectors.
As such, this journal aims at providing an open, formal publication for high quality articles developed by theoreticians, researchers, managers, educators, developers, and practitioners for professionals to face the multiple dimensions and aspects of the opportunities and challenges of e-Business.
Articles of this journal are encouraged to present novel combination of multiple aspects of e-Business such as (but are not limited to):
Analytical attention is suggested in (but not limited to) the following areas related to e-Business: