Special Issue "ICT Enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Dragan Ivanovic
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad 21000, Serbia
Interests: digital infrastructures; Science 2.0; scientometrics; data interoperability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite contributions to a Special Issue that will cover various aspects of SSH (Social Sciences and Humanities) research enhanced by modern information-communication technologies (ICT). ICT tools for SSH researchers already exist, such as research-oriented social networking sites and tools to support scientific research, to manage labs and data, and to enable better communication. These tools could change the way SSH researchers carry out research, collaborate, and disseminate and evaluate research outputs. This Special Issue should include papers dealing with ICT-based methodologies and algorithms for SSH research, digital infrastructures and tools for doing research, writing, reviewing, publishing and assessing research, FAIR principles, the open science paradigm, data/publication/software source code repositories, electronic laboratory notebooks, CRIS systems, and publication and citation databases.

Papers describing original work in any of the four areas listed below are invited:

  1. Tools, algorithms, and techniques for performing SSH research;
  2. Tools and platforms for scientific collaboration;
  3. Tools, guidelines, and paradigms for dissemination of SSH research objects;
  4. ICT-enhanced management, monitoring, and evaluation of SSH.

This Special Issue will contain extended versions of selected papers presented at the ICTeSSH 2020 Conference (https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/) held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 29 June–01 July 2020.

Prof. Dragan Ivanovic
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Digital tools and infrastructures
  • Repositories and databases
  • Open science

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Information and Communication Technology-Enhanced Business and Managerial Communication in SMEs in the Czech Republic
Information 2020, 11(6), 336; https://doi.org/10.3390/info11060336 - 24 Jun 2020
Abstract
Current managerial communication in the global business world has recently experienced dramatic and unprecedented changes connected to the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in business and managerial communication. The objective of this paper is to analyze the changes in ICT-enhanced business [...] Read more.
Current managerial communication in the global business world has recently experienced dramatic and unprecedented changes connected to the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in business and managerial communication. The objective of this paper is to analyze the changes in ICT-enhanced business and managerial communication in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Czech Republic. The use of ICT in business and managerial communication is obvious and brings various benefits, but it also has some drawbacks that should be identified and analyzed. From a methodological point of view, this study is twofold. Firstly, we conduct a systematic review of the current literature on the topic of business and managerial communication, providing an understanding of the recent development in the area of business and managerial communication. Secondly, we conduct qualitative research into the current state of ICT-enhanced managerial and business communication in several SMEs in the Czech Republic. The findings of the literature research show that there are two key aspects that define modern business and managerial communication, i.e., interculturality and interconnectedness. These two aspects of business and managerial communication are very recent, and they bring many challenges that must be considered in order to optimize communication. These altered communication paradigms have the potential to improve global competitiveness and produce new opportunities in the global market. The second part of the research shows that the general awareness of the changes in business communication is limited, and this could potentially pose a threat to business and managerial communication, leading to a loss of opportunities and reduced competitiveness. The majority of global-based companies have already become culture-, communication-, technology- and information-dependent, and ignoring or neglecting this fact presents a significant risk, which may be one of the biggest threats to global competitiveness. Since the success of SMEs is critical for the development of the national economy, it is recommended that company communication be continuously enhanced by frequent training at all organizational levels. This presents a challenge for educational institutions and training centers, managers and businesspeople, of creating communication competencies that would be highly rewarded in the global business environment. Full article
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