Dear All,
I would like to remind you of the following Call for Chapters: 

Call for Chapters:  Book: Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business

Proposals Submission Deadline:  March 31, 2012
 Full Chapters Due: August 1, 2012

To be published by IGI Global, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Bryan Christiansen, Gümüshane University, Turkey
Dr. Nigel Williams, University of Bedfordshire, UK
Dr. Ekaterina Turkina, HEC Montreal, Canada

International business literature often ignores links between culture and technology, though they can be characterized by a cyclical co-dependence and 
co-influence. Very few studies have explored this synergistic 
relationship and its effects on business performance. In the modern 
world, superior technologies enhance economic development, and 
technology transfer allowed many emerging markets to grow significantly 
over the last two decades. Simultaneously, different cultures exhibit 
different levels of technological development and differ in the way they use technology in business operations.  This creates the need for a 
systematic assessment of the interaction of culture and technology and 
their effects on business performance. The proposed book will offer a 
detailed and advanced examination of culture and technology and their 
role in business operations by exploring topics ranging from the role of technology in virtual team management to transcultural communications. 
We seek advanced contributions that will combine theoretical insights 
with empirical research (e.g. case-studies, quantitative analysis).

Objective of the Book

The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of Reference 
material for business executives, scholar-practitioners, and university 
students who need to better understand the importance and influence of 
cultural and technological aspects on international business in the 21st century. The secondary objective is to provide a foundation for other 
similar books on the subject. The proposed book is important  because 
there are few reference / resource materials available on international 
business that include cultural and technological perspectives.

Target Audience

The primary intended audience is scholar-practitioners who have the need 
for qualified Reference material regarding the subject matter of the 
proposed publication as outlined above. The secondary intended audience 
is business executives and undergraduate/graduate business students who 
require the same Reference material. At the same time, while having 
academic rigor, the book will be written in a way such that it can be 
understood by non-academics and non-specialists; it will be appealing to the general public.

Recommended Topics (include, but are not limited to, the following):

We seek advanced contributions on:

1. The Realities of Globalization Today

2. National Culture, Technological Development and International Business

3. Cultural Models and Variations

4. Transcultural Communications

5. Culture and Market Selection-Entry

6. Culture and Market Expansion

7. Managing Diversity in Multicultural Teams: The Role of Technology

8. Managing International Operations and Projects

9. Leading and Managing Transcultural Virtual Teams

10. Export-Import Operations, Finance and Technology

11. Internationalization Stages and Business Cycles

12. Global Strategic Planning and Technology

13. Organizational Learning in a Multicultural Firm: Culture and Technology Roles

14. Business Intelligence and Decision-Making Processes

15. International, Multi-Domestic, Global and Transnational Market 
Participation Strategies: Different Approaches to Managing Cultural 

16. Case Studies (To Be Determined – Integrated With Content)

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 31, 2012, a 
2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of her or his proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be 
notified by April 30, 2012 about the status of their proposals and sent 
chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 1, 2012. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind 
review basis. Contributors are expected to serve as reviewers for at 
least 2 submissions.


This book is expected to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group, 
Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea 
Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business 
Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For 
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This book is anticipated to be published in 2013.

Important Dates

March 31, 2012 – Proposal Submission Deadline
April 30, 2012 – Notification of Acceptance
August 1, 2012 – Full Chapter Submissions Due
August 30, 2012 – Review Results Returned
October 30, 2012 – Revised Chapter Submission
November 15, 2012 – Final Acceptance Notifications
November 30, 2012 – Final Chapter Submission
January 15, 2013 – Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions should be forwarded electronically (Word document):  
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