Dear Ma'am or Sir:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters for the upcoming publication, Developing Countries and Technology Inclusion in the 21st Century Information Society, at the Academy of International Business at Michigan State University:

Please note there is an international business component to this Call For Chapters.

Additional Information:


Dr. Alice S. Etim
Department of Management, Marketing and Management Information Systems
Winston Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019
Full Chapters Due: January 5, 2020
Submission Date: March 10, 2020


In recent years, many developing countries including those in the region of Sub-Saharan Africa have made concerted efforts to become integrated into the global information society. From the development of information communication technology (ICT) policies to the implementation of such coupled with investments in infrastructure, these countries deserve attention. This edited book, tentatively titled "Developing Countries and Technology Inclusion in the 21st Century Information Society" will examine trends in ICT adoption, mobile technologies and their applications in different sectors and ICT for development (ICT4D) and use to empower people as well as sustaining growth in many service areas.


The book covers all forms of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools and services: Adoption, Diffusion, Use and Impact.
1. Combined several published chapters from IJICTRAME into one volume on ICT in Developing Countries.
2. Add value to the limited literature about Africa and Developing Countries; especially on ICT Adoption, Use & Impact.
3. Add impact in serving as a great resource for researchers, students, instructors and libraries.

Target Audience

The book is targeting university libraries, instructors, researchers and students. Other groups are businesses and organizations including not-for-profit and social businesses. The book will be a global reference resource on ICT for Africa and other developing countries. Researchers and students actively engaging in conversations, academic work and scholarships that are focused in Africa and developing world regions will find the book very relevant.

Recommended Topics

ICT adoption in international business
ICT Adoption theories that influence technology innovations & adoption in developing countries
Challenges to ICT Adoption - past, present & future and overcoming such challenges
ICT Policy development & implementation in various developing countries
ICT Adoption & inclusion of marginalized populations
ICT Adoption in Agrobusiness & related areas
ICT Adoption by business organizations include small & medium size organizations
ICT in education & learning
ICT in healthcare
ICT in banking, finance & mobile money
Gender differences in ICT use in selected African countries
ICT & security culture in developing countries
Emerging issues with ICT use in developing countries

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 30, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 1, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 5, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled 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 publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates

November 30, 2019: Proposal submission deadline for new chapters

November 5, 2019: Acceptance Notification of Proposal sent to contributors

November 30, 2019: Chapters based on enhanced journal articles uploaded by authors to

January 5, 2020: Full Chapter Submissions

February 5, 2020: Review process completed

February 28, 2020: Revisions from authors due

March 10, 2020: Final Acceptance/Rejection notification

March 30, 2020: Final Materials to IGI Global


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