[AISWorld] CFP Industrial Management and Data Systems (ISI indexed) special issues: The Adoption and Resistance of Disruptive Information Technologies

Young Hoon Chang younghoonchang at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 12:04:49 EDT 2017

Special issue call for papers Industrial Management & Data Systems
The Adoption and Resistance of Disruptive Information Technologies
Special issue call for papers Industrial Management & Data Systems
Guest Editors

*Dr. Younghoon Chang*
Division of Business and Management, BNU-HKBU United International College,
younghoonchang at gmail.com; younghooonc at uic.edu.hk

*Dr. Hwansoo Lee*
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in IT LAW, Dankook University, Korea
hanslee992 at gmail.com

*Prof. Jae-Nam Lee*
Korea University Business School, Korea
isjnlee at korea.ac.kr

*Dr. Shan Wang*
Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
wang at edwards.usask.ca

About the Special Issue

This special issue focuses on the adoption and resistance of emerging
information technologies (e.g., IoT, artificial intelligence, augmented
reality, virtual reality, big data, cloud computing, and FinTech), which
bring disruptive changes to business activities and individual lives.
Specifically, this special issue addresses the following questions:

1. Do the existing theories of technology adoption and/or diffusion explain
the role of emerging disruptive technologies well? If not, how to extend
the existing theories or develop new theoretical perspectives to fill the

2. What additional perspectives should be considered besides the
traditional adoption theories?

3. What are the adoption and/or diffusion barriers of disruptive
information technologies?

4. What are the risks of the disruptive information technologies?

5. How do the risks of the disruptive information technologies affect their
adoption and/or diffusion processes?

6. Why are organizations and individuals reluctant to adopt and diffuse the
disruptive information technologies?

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

* New theory and perspective for the adoption and diffusion of disruptive
information technologies

* State of the art and new business models using disruptive information

* Success and failure factors of augmented/virtual reality applications and

* Big Data-driven services

* Issues on emerging medical information technologies

* Legal and political issues of disruptive information technologies

* Diffusion barriers of self-driving cars

* Financial Technology (FinTech) services

* Individual, business and social Impacts of disruptive technologies

* The benefits and risks of adopting cloud computing services

* Cross cultural issues related to disruptive information technologies

* The role of disruptive information technologies in creating and
sustaining business ecosystems


Submission deadline: May 31, 2017
Papers reviewed: Sept 30, 2017
Revised papers reviewed and accepted: December 31, 2017
Final versions of accepted papers delivered: January 31, 2018


We welcome papers a wide range of disciplines as well as papers based on
either quantitative or qualitative approaches. Given the tight schedule,
there will not be enough time for major revision. Therefore, when preparing
your submission, it is strongly required to try your best to make your
paper publishable as it is. Authors are invited to submit original and
unpublished papers.

Authors are instructed to follow the Guide for Authors
submission guidelines for the journal at the journal’s website, and to
choose "Special Issue: Disruptive IT" as the paper type in the online
submission system, Scholar One <http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/imds>.

More about the Special Issue

With technology use permeating every part of our life, both personal and at
work, the issues related to its adoption have drawn concerns of all users.
Technology acceptance studies have provided valuable insight and been
consistently published in various outlets (Lee et al. 2013). The topic has
also garnered high citation as evidenced the previous papers. As new
technologies are being introduced, we expect that the adoption and
resistance issues will continue to attract user interest. Although existing
technology acceptance theories are old-fashioned, many researchers still
apply the theories to specific contexts (e.g., developing country,
education, and health care areas). However, these theories may have
limitations in explaining the adoption of emerging disruptive information
technologies (Sun, Y., & Jeyaraj, A. 2013). Thus, if we fill this research
gap, many researchers will have better opportunities to develop the related
topics based on studies included in this special issue.


*Dr. Young Hoon Chang*

Ph.D in Business and Technology Management (KAIST)

Assistant Professor

Division of Business and Management

BNU-HKBU United International College

B117, 28 Jinfeng Road, Tangjiawan, Zhuhai,

Guangdong Prov. 519085 P.R. CHINA

Tel: +86 756 362 0393

Email: younghoonc at uic.edu.hk; younghoonchang at gmail.com

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