for the Handbook of Research on Global Information Technology

Editor: Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Texas Woman's University, School of Management, USA


Global Information Technology Management encompasses multiple levels of analysis: 

1.      the nation(s), or international policy-making body. 
2.      the firm(s), the MultiNational Enterprise (MNE) or the IT vendors 
3.      the group(s) or team(s) 
4.      the individual 
5.      the technology overlay 

Referent Disciplines: Clearly, these five levels of analysis look to numerous referent disciplines: Political Science, Economics, Law, Management, International Business, Human-computer interface, Cross-cultural studies, Sociology, Psychology, Telecommunications, Computer Science. 

The Handbook of Research on Global Information Technology will provide comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and technologies in the field of the emerging sub-discipline of Global Information Technology Management (also referred to within the Information Systems (IS) discipline as Global Information Technology Management, as International Information Systems, and as Global Management Information Systems). The volume will feature entries of between 8,500-12,000 words covering a wide range of topics related to the subject of Global Information Technology Management. Successful contributions will provide definitions, explanations, and applications of various pertinent topics and issues rather than in-depth discussions of narrow subjects. The publication will help in providing researchers, scholars, students and professionals access to the latest knowledge related to this field and solving related problems and challenges. 

* Global executives, managers, and other business decision makers who need to make informed choices about how their organizations can use global information technology/systems effectively 

* Researchers (both academic and corporate) studying global information technology/systems and global information technology/systems business models for industry and/or academic purposes

* Educators and trainers who increasingly find themselves using/teaching global information technology/systems 

* Administrators of global/international/multi-domestic/transnational organizations who wish to leverage global information technology/systems for competitive advantage

Prospective subject areas and specific topics for this publication include, but are not limited to, the following: 

* Aligning global information systems (IS) strategy to global business strategy

* Issues involving the technical platform for global IS applications

* Issues involved in international sharing of data

* Issues of IS projects spanning cultures

* Key GIT issues such as: (1) managerial/strategic, (2) technological/application, (3) host country social/cultural, (4) host country economic, (5) host country technological, and (6) host country political/legal

* Issues and trends in global information technology education

* Managing information technology in multi-domestic/international/global/transnational corporations

* Global information technology/systems and socio-economic development in under-developed/ developing/developed countries

Prospective authors are invited to submit chapter proposals of 200-500 words on or before July 31, 2006. In their proposal, prospective authors should clearly explain: 

*The purpose and the contents of their proposed chapter 

* How their proposed chapter relates to the overall objectives of the book 

Authors will be notified of the status of their proposal and sent chapter organization guidelines by August 15, 2006. Drafts of chapters will be due by October 15, 2006. 

Please send inquiries or submit material electronically (Microsoft Word, or Rich Text files) to 
Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani at

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The book is scheduled to be published by Idea Group Inc.,, publisher of the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing, and Idea Group Reference imprints, in the fall of 2007.