Special Issue "34th Bled E-Conference Digital Support from Crisis to Progressive Change"

A special issue of Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (ISSN 0718-1876). This special issue belongs to the section "Entrepreneurship, Innovation, FinTech Accounting and Industry 4.0".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 6308

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Andreja Pucihar
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Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Kranj, Slovenia
Interests: IS innovation; digital transformation; e-business models
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Prof. Dr. Mirjana Kljajic Borstnar
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Department of Informatics, University of Maribor, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Interests: data science; artificial intelligence; open government data; big data; digital education and skills
Dr. Helen Cripps
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School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup WA 6027, Australia
Interests: digital business models; social media; text mining, eHealth; digital education and tourism
Dr. Roger Bons
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Institut für IT-Management & Digitalisierung, FOM University of Applied Sciences, 45127 Essen, Germany
Interests: data science; digital transformation; blockchain; cyber-security
Dr. Anand Sheombar
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HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Utrecht 3584 CJ, The Netherlands
Interests: digital transformation; digital business models; digital strategy; new organizational and management approaches; eHealth; social media; data science; digital development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

The Bled eConference, as one of the most traditional conferences in the field of electronic commerce and business (now digital business), has been shaping electronic interactions since 1988. Through its activities, it aims to contribute to shaping economic and social growth with environmental sensitivity, thus enhancing the wellbeing of citizens around the world. The implementation of novel information technologies is leading enterprises and governments to digital transformation. Digital transformation will not be successful if the sustainable aspect of human and social development is not taken into account. The European Commission emphasizes that competitiveness in the future depends on the ability to move toward sustainability, resource efficiency, and the ability to take advantage of digital technologies. In the context of the digital society, implementing digital technologies and novel solutions is not enough to achieve higher efficiency, effectiveness, and competitive advantage. Society demands different economic models—more responsible, righteous, and less exploitative. Digital technologies should be used to implement and design solutions and business models that are human-centric and sensitive to sustainable development in all aspects—economic, environmental, and social (triple bottom line). In the last year and a half, we have witnessed a tremendous uptake of digital technologies in response to the pandemic crisis. We welcome research papers covering the crisis response, challenges, and changes brought forth by the pandemic, and also considering the resilience plans for the future uncertainties.

We invite authors of recent Bled eConferences to develop their papers and submit them to this Special Issue call. Submitted papers should make a significant contribution to theory, knowledge, and practice in the areas of information management, information systems, information technology, and information resources management. Papers based on both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, in all traditional as well as new areas of Management Information systems, business informatics, computer science, or technology management will be considered for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Andreja Pucihar
Prof. Dr. Mirjana Kljajic Borstnar
Dr. Helen Cripps
Dr. Roger Bons
Dr. Anand Sheombar
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Digital business and technologies
  • Digital transformation
  • Digital business models
  • Digital health and digital wellness
  • Digital strategy, new organizational and management approaches
  • Data science (artificial intelligence, big data, open government data)
  • Security and privacy
  • Digital ethics
  • Digital education and skills
  • Future of work
  • Smart sustainable cities, regions, and societies
  • Sustainability and sustainable development
  • Blockchain innovations for sustainable business models
  • Self-sovereign identity
  • Any other aspect of “e”.

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Towards an Adaptive Strategic IT Governance Model for SMEs
J. Theor. Appl. Electron. Commer. Res. 2022, 17(1), 230-252; https://doi.org/10.3390/jtaer17010012 - 24 Jan 2022
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Information technology (IT) can have a direct and indirect impact on business performance. New technologies change the risks at the strategic and governing levels of an enterprise. In the age of digitalization, we need to develop new understandings and approaches to governance and [...] Read more.
Information technology (IT) can have a direct and indirect impact on business performance. New technologies change the risks at the strategic and governing levels of an enterprise. In the age of digitalization, we need to develop new understandings and approaches to governance and management. The most established IT governance (ITG) models, such as COBIT, ITIL and CMMI, are universal, one-size-fits-all models that are not in line with contingency theory and are predominantly designed for large multinational enterprises. They are too cumbersome and cost-intensive for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to use effectively. Therefore, there is a need to develop more efficient models that are contingency-based and easier to implement than existing models and thus adaptable to the actual needs of the business. This paper presents an empirical evaluation of key ITG mechanisms from the literature that clearly shows that several are not universally but situationally necessary, thus demonstrating the need for new contingency-based ITG models. Full article
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Business Data Sharing through Data Marketplaces: A Systematic Literature Review
J. Theor. Appl. Electron. Commer. Res. 2021, 16(7), 3321-3339; https://doi.org/10.3390/jtaer16070180 - 03 Dec 2021
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Data marketplaces are expected to play a crucial role in tomorrow’s data economy, but such marketplaces are seldom commercially viable. Currently, there is no clear understanding of the knowledge gaps in data marketplace research, especially not of neglected research topics that may advance [...] Read more.
Data marketplaces are expected to play a crucial role in tomorrow’s data economy, but such marketplaces are seldom commercially viable. Currently, there is no clear understanding of the knowledge gaps in data marketplace research, especially not of neglected research topics that may advance such marketplaces toward commercialization. This study provides an overview of the state-of-the-art of data marketplace research. We employ a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) approach to examine 133 academic articles and structure our analysis using the Service-Technology-Organization-Finance (STOF) model. We find that the extant data marketplace literature is primarily dominated by technical research, such as discussions about computational pricing and architecture. To move past the first stage of the platform’s lifecycle (i.e., platform design) to the second stage (i.e., platform adoption), we call for empirical research in non-technological areas, such as customer expected value and market segmentation. Full article
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