10 June 2009

Call for papers: Virtual Project Management: Collaboration and Leadership

Call for papers: Virtual Project Management: Collaboration and Leadership

A special issue of International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations

There is in both literature and practice common agreement about the increasing importance of collaboration and leadership in virtual project management teams. Generally, virtual project management means virtual teams (geographically dispersed teams) as a group of individuals who work across time, space and organisational boundaries with links strengthened by webs of communication technology.

This special issue intends to provide an integrated view of the most recent contributions at the several dimensions that can be identified in VPM:
  • The financial, customer, process and cooperation performance, which includes concepts, organisational models and business integration models
  • The managerial dimension, which includes the integration management, relationship management, process integration, knowledge management, technology integration management and information integration
  • The technological dimension, which includes the application integration and integration technologies, technological infrastructure and standards
  • The social dimension, which includes the human resources management, human resources integration, social issues, impact, communities of knowledge
The mission of the special issue is to discuss the main issues, trends and opportunities related to VPM, from the above-mentioned perspective, in a very comprehensive way, and to disseminate practical solutions. The overall objectives are:
  • To discuss the importance of VPM the emerging networked, extended and collaborative organisational models
  • To introduce and discuss the VPM requirements in the model
  • To introduce VPM models for enterprise integration, information integration and technology integration
  • To introduce the state-of-the-art technology supporting VPM
  • To discuss the human dimension in VPM
  • To introduce relevant and recent developments and solutions (academic and industrial)
The issue is both for an academic audience (teachers, researchers and students, mainly of postgraduate studies) and professionals (managers, organisational and system developers, and IT specialists in terms of explaining the requirements and frameworks for IT solutions).

Recommended topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • VPM business requirements and business integration requirements
  • VPM integration models and architectures
  • VPM business integration management
  • VPM information integration
  • VPM technology integration
  • VPM social aspects
  • VPM technologies and infrastructures for business integration
  • VPM case studies related toperformance management
  • VPM demonstration and validation of implemented solutions
  • VPM and online mediation
Important Date
The completed paper should be submitted by: 30 March 2010

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Project Management