Special issue on the impact of electronic commerce on supply chain

Benchmarking: An International Journal

ISSN: 1463-5771

Article publication date: 11 July 2008



(2008), "Special issue on the impact of electronic commerce on supply chain", Benchmarking: An International Journal, Vol. 15 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/bij.2008.13115daa.002



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Special issue on the impact of electronic commerce on supply chain

Article Type: Call for papers From: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 15, Issue 4.

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Aims and scope

The current weakening economy conditions are forcing companies across the world to reinvent their relations with customers and suppliers alike by adding more value to these interactions while at the same time lowering costs. Also, recent studies have found that firms are moving toward a global integrated business model (Industry Week, 2008), increasing the complexities of a supply chain.

To overcome these challenges, companies are concentrating their efforts on information technology (IT) to optimize their supply chains, as evidenced by recent studies that indicate that B2B e-commerce expenditures are expected to exceed$13 trillion by 2010 (Wall Street Journal, 2006), and over79 per cent of large enterprises in the USA are planning to spend $500,000 or more each in this year alone in supply chain-related technologies (Aberdeen Group, 2007). Examples of such technologies include e-commerce, RFID, CRM, supply chain visibility, e-procurement, electronic markets, etc.

Thus, it is imperative to broaden our knowledge of the impact of these technologies on the supply chain, and determine whether they improve the performance of the supply chain in general and the firm in particular. To this end, the purpose of this special issue is to bring together recent studies on the impact of electronic commerce on the supply chain. Contributions focused on theory building and/or based on case studies are welcomed. Studies that include analytical, empirical, and methodological analyses are especially encouraged. The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following areas:


The following are the potential topics for submissions, but not limited to:

  • Assessing the impact of e-commerce on the organizational performance of a firm.

  • Ecommerce practices within various industry groups, including manufacturing, services, etc.

  • IT benchmarking – how companies use benchmarking tools to guide their supply chain IT-related investments.

  • Determining the effect of supply chain IT technologies on the relationship between supply chain practices and performance

  • Studies that include data from multiple countries are welcomed.

The submissions will be subject to a double blind peer review process. Papers will be evaluated on their clarity, contribution, suitability to the special issue, and overall quality. All submissions should be made through Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bij), following the guidelines at: http://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/ author_guidelines.htm?id=bij

The deadline for submission is October 31, 2008.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under review for publication elsewhere.

In case you have problems with Manuscript Central for submitting your manuscript, please send your paper by e-mail as an attachment to:

Dr Carlo A. Mora-Monge, Guest Editor for BIJ, Department of Accounting and Information Systems, MSC 3DH, College of Business, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003, USA. Tel: (575) 646-5044; E-mail: cmora@nmsu.edu

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