A special issue of International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management
Enterprise 2.0 has been coined as a term to characterise the emergence of new tools to enable contextual, agile and simplified information exchange and collaboration to distributed workforces and networks of partners and customers. Going beyond technicalities, Enterprise 2.0 also stands as the term for business practices that liberate the workforce from the constraints of legacy communication and productivity tools like email. Therefore, it aspires to provide business managers with access to the right information at the right time through a web of interconnected applications, services and devices.
Enterprise 2.0 as a business organisational model also promises to make accessible the collective intelligence of many, translating it to a huge competitive advantage in the form of increased innovation, productivity and agility. Further implications of this model are fuzzy boundaries and open borders, information systems as emergent folksonomies, short-time-to-market cycles, user-driven technology, flat organisation, and ease of organisational flow, as opposed to implications of the Enterprise 1.0 model such as structured and dictated information systems, taxonomies, long-time-to-market cycles, lack of IT user control, silos and boundaries, to name a few.
Despite the fact that Enterprise 2.0 has become a catchier term, sometimes used to describe social and networked changes to enterprises or the introduction and implementation of Web 2.0 technologies within an enterprise, including software as service, rich internet applications, the Web as platform and other trendy terms, there are many open challenges ranging through social, business and IT technology aspects.
In this special issue, we solicit visionary as well as theoretical and application papers, which address Enterprise 2.0 modelling and management principles and techniques in a cross-disciplinary form. Particular emphasis will be given to papers discussing and challenging the implications of the Enterprise 2.0 to current information systems and organisational forms within enterprises from social, business and technical management point of view.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Collective intelligence
- Web 2.0
- Collaborative platforms and spaces
- Social networks
- Open source technologies
- Cloud computing
- Virtual world
Paper Submission: 1 December, 2009
Notification: 1 April 1st, 2010
Camera-ready: 1 June, 2010