Special Issue "Digital Resilience and Economic Intelligence in the Post-Pandemic Era"

A special issue of Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research (ISSN 0718-1876). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Business Organization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alessio Maria Braccini
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Università degli Studi della Tuscia Viterbo, Viterbo, Italy
Dr. Francesco Bellini
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Department of Management, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome 00161, Italy
Interests: innovation and technology management; digital transformation; socio-economic evaluation of innovation; sustainability
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Dr. Rocco Agrifoglio
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Department of Business and Economics, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
Interests: business and ecomomics; entrepreneture
Prof. Dr. Alina Mihaela Dima
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Business Administration Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest 010961, Romania
Interests: sustainable education models; international business; innovative business models; new learning and research models
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 2020, world leaders found themselves at historic crossroads, making decisions to face an unprecedented global problem, under remarkable pressures and diffused uncertainty. The pandemic posed daunting challenges to individuals and organisations. However, it opened windows of opportunities to reshape the economy recovery, restore the health of nature, develop sustainable businesses and business models, strengthen regional development, revitalise global cooperation, harness Industry 4.0, and redesign social contracts, skills and jobs.

While governments and international institutions are looking for solutions to support companies, workers and communities, firms need to identify new business models, rethinking their human resources policies and even repositioning themselves in the new digital ecosystem.

On the other hand, current global developments have shown, once more, that sustainability must remain the key driver of development in the transition towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP) based on all stakeholders engagement including governments, educators, the private sector and each and every consumer.

This Special Issue is encouraging thinkers to provide their contribution to reshape the future, to look ahead at opportunities for sustainable innovation, change and growth, through digital technologies. We welcome conceptual, empirical and theoretical work in economics and social sciences. We invite researchers, PhD students and businesspeople to come together, share ideas, collaborate and act, providing their view beyond the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The topics of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Resilience and digitalization—key strategies for successful business in critical times
  • E-business and new entrepreneurship models
  • Digital transformation in the organization
  • Online consumer behaviour
  • E-commerce in the digital world
  • Applied statistics and data science
  • Financial perspectives in turbulent times
  • Global world after crisis: towards a new economic model
  • E-marketing and sustainability
  • Innovation in public and private organizations in context of digital transformation
  • Accounting and sustainable development in the digital era
  • Social networks and online communities
  • New ways of working and organization
  • Digital transformation and knowledge management.

Authors interested to submit a paper to this special issue call are encouraged to submit a preliminary version to the ItAIS conference (http://www.itais.org/conference/2021/) or to the ICESS 2021 conference (http://www.icess.ase.ro) to receive targeted feedback for the journal submission


Prof. Dr. Alessio Maria Braccini
Dr. Francesco Bellini
Dr. Rocco Agrifoglio
Prof. Dr. Alina Mihaela Dima
Guest Editors

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. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Digital transformation of the organizations
  • Resilience and economic intelligence
  • E-business and on-line business
  • Digital and e-marketing
  • E-learning and digital transformation of education
  • Global finance for digital world
  • Social networks and online communities
  • Digital transformation and knowledge management
  • E-commerce and sustainable consumption

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Research Jungle on Online Consumer Behaviour in the Context of Web 2.0: Traceability, Frontiers and Perspectives in the Post-Pandemic Era
J. Theor. Appl. Electron. Commer. Res. 2021, 16(5), 1740-1767; https://doi.org/10.3390/jtaer16050098 - 03 Jun 2021
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In recent years, the study of online consumption behavior has gradually formed its research system and analysis model based on the inheritance of traditional research paradigms, focusing on the inner mechanism of consumption models explained by consumption activities. Online consumption is based on [...] Read more.
In recent years, the study of online consumption behavior has gradually formed its research system and analysis model based on the inheritance of traditional research paradigms, focusing on the inner mechanism of consumption models explained by consumption activities. Online consumption is based on the research scenario of social e-commerce and forms a broad research network through the extension of consumer objects, consumer psychology, and consumer concepts. Although the theoretical constructs of online consumer behavior continue to improve, the relevant studies still do not fully grasp the research frontiers due to the lagging research nature. In the context of Web 2.0, it is impossible to run through the latest developments in online consumption research. Moreover, the study of online consumer behavior has shown a trend of diversification and multiple schools of thought, and a research jungle has emerged, which in essence is the perfection and new height of the study of consumerism. This paper analyses the origins, frontiers, and prospects of online consumer behavior research to clarify the formation principles, development paths, and future directions of the online consumer behavior research jungle. Ultimately based on the economic changes in the post-pandemic context, this paper integrates and proposes an evolving mechanism for studying online consumption behavior, intending to achieve a peek into and reveal the jungle of online consumption research. Full article
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