International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS)


International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS)

Publisher: Inderscience

The International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), a fully
refereed journal, covers the general areas of business information systems
(BIS). BIS can be defined as a system which integrates information
technology, people and business. BIS brings business functions and
information modules together for establishing effective communication
channels which are useful for making timely and accurate decisions.

Considering the globalisation of markets and operations, a journal focusing
on BIS is of supreme importance. Moreover, this paradigm shift leads to
global outsourcing, strategic alliances and partnership in order to be
competitive in terms of price, quality, flexibility, dependability and
responsiveness. This places a tremendous pressure on organisations to
develop suitable BIS in order to facilitate effective communication along
the supply chain and in turn contribute to organisational productivity and

There is a growing importance of BIS in the new economy and enterprise
environment which is characterised by strategic alliances, global
outsourcing, physically distributed operations environments, and global
business partnership. New strategies, techniques, tools and technologies for
developing suitable BIS will be the main focus of IJBIS. The journal aims to
shape the future of business information systems taking into account the
dynamics of business environments.

Business information systems will include software applications, system
analysis, design, development, and management of business and office
information and decision support systems. Some of the major research topics
should include e-business, knowledge management, enterprise and IT
architecture, IS quality, IT spending, IT/IS productivity, strategic
information systems, executive information systems, decision support
systems, computer-supported cooperative work, data mining and warehousing,
artificial intelligence and expert systems, information resource management,
object-oriented programming and systems.

The main objectives of IJBIS are to promote the research and practice of new
strategies, tools, techniques and technologies for the design, development
and implementation of BIS. This will help improving the organisational
competitiveness in both service and manufacturing industries around the

IJBIS aims to help professionals working in the field of BIS, academic
educators, industry consultants, and practitioners to contribute, to
disseminate and to learn from each other¹s work. The global dimension is
emphasised to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the
accelerating technological changes and changes in global economy. IJBIS aims
to act as a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and sharing research and
practical experiences in BIS. IJBIS will publish high quality articles in
all areas of BIS.

IJBIS publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case
studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes,
commentaries, and news. Also, IJBIS will publish system development and
applications papers. Special Issues devoted to important topics in BIS will
occasionally be published.

ISSN (Online): 1746-0980
ISSN (Print): 1746-0972


Prof. Angappa Gunasekaran
Director, Business Innovation Research Center (BIRC)
University of Massachusetts ­ Dartmouth
Department of Decision and Information Sciences
Charlton College of Business
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300


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Current Issue: Volume 3 Issue 2 2008

Date: 11 February 2008

Original posting date: 
Monday, February 11, 2008
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