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Academy for Creative Teaching Conference

Euro Conference on Operations Research (EURO 2001)

Global Information Technology Management Conference

Information Quality 2000 Conference

International Conference of the Information Resources Management Association

International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management

XVIII Annual Pan-Pacific Conference

Systems Thinking in Management, International Conference

World Association for Case Method Research & Application Conference


Business Education Sharenet

European Journal of Operational Research: Enterprise Resource Planning - Modelling and Analysis

Journal of Business Strategies: Special Issue on E-Commerce and E-Marketing Strategies

Journal of Operations Management: Special Issue on Case Study and Field Research

Kluwer's International Series in Operations Research and Management Science: The Practice of Supply Chain Management

Production and Operations Management: Focused Issue on e-Business and Supply Chain Management

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Supply Chain Management: Innovations for Education


Institute Meetings
Decision Sciences Institute Meeting
The 31st Annual Meeting of the Institute will be held November 18-21, 2000, in Orlando, FL, at The Orlando World Center Marriott. Submission deadline was March 1, 2000. Contact: Program Chair Gary L. Ragatz, Michigan State University, N-360 North Business Complex, East Lansing, MI 48824, 517-353-6381, fax: 517-432-1112, dsi2000@bus.msu.edu, http://mgt.bus.msu.edu/dsi2000.


Decision Sciences Institute 6th International Conference
The 6th International Conference of the Decision Science Institute, "Decision Making in the New Millenium," will be held July 8 - 11, 2001, in Chihuahua, Mexico. Deadline for submission of papers is October 14, 2000.Contact General Chair: Dr. Antonio Ríos, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 1530 Goodyear Dr Ste C, El Paso, TX 79936-6023, tel/fax: +52 (1) 439 5004, dsi@dsi.chi.itesm.mx. See http://dsi.chi.itesm.mx/ for call for papers.


Asia-Pacific Region
The 2000 Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Region was held July 24-27, 2000, at the Waseda University International Conference Center in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Contact Jinichiro Nakane, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169, +81-3-3234-4704, fax: +81-3-3234-4456, email: apdsi5@coral.ocn.ne.jp, http://www2.gol.com/users/procom3/.


Midwest Region
The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Region will be held April 26-28, 2001, at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. Submission deadline is December 22, 2000. Contact Program Chair Gene Fliedner,
Decision and Information Sciences Department, School of Business Administration, Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, (248) 370-4281,
fliedner@oakland.edu or visit the conference website at http://www.sba.oakland.edu/MWDSI2001/mwdsihome.htm.


Northeast Region
The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Northeast Region will be held March 21-23, 2001, at the Doubletree Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Submission deadline was October 2, 2000. Contact Program Chair Frederick G. Kohun, Robert Morris College, 600 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3099, kohun@robert-morris.edu, 412.262.8395, fax: 412.299.2481.


Southeast Region
The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Southeast Region will be held February 21 - 23, 2001, at the Charlotte Hilton at University Place in Charlotte, North Carolina. The submission deadline was September 6, 2000. Contact Program Chair Ina S. Markham, CIS/OM Program, MSC 0202, College of Business, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, 540.568.3056, fax: 540.568.3273, markhais@jmu.edu. See the Southeast Homepage at http://www.sedsi.org.


Southwest Region
The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Southwest Region will be held February 28-March 3, 2001, at the Sheraton in New Orleans, Louisiana. The submission deadline was September 5, 2000. Contact: Program Chair Vivek Shah, College of Business, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666,
vs01@swt.edu, (512) 245-2049, http://www.swdsi.org.


Western Region
The 2001 Annual Meeting of the Western Region will be held April 3-7, 2001, at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, B.C. For more information contact Eldon Y. Li, Program-Chair Elect, College of Business, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, 805-756-2964, fax: 805-756-1473, eli@calpoly.edu.


Conferences & Workshops
The 2000 Conference on Information Quality (IQ-2000) will be held at MIT from October 20-22, 2000. The purpose of the conference is to promote the exchange of knowledge about IQ research and practice. Updated information on the conference is available at Web site http://web.mit.edu/TDQM/.

The conference program will include tracks of practice-oriented and rigorously reviewed research papers, as well as sponsored panel sessions. IQ-2000 strongly encourages practitioners to submit papers that distill experiences, lessons, and perspectives. These papers will be fast tracked for acceptance.

Suggested Topics include (but not limited to) IQ in the Context of:

The Internet and the Web
Electronic Commerce
Data Mining and Data Warehouses
IQ Tools, Metrics, Measures, and Methodologies
IQ Policies and Standards
IQ Improvement Case Studies
Experience Reports on IQ Practices
Cost/Benefit Analysis of IQ Improvement
Please send 4 copies and an electronic text version in MS Word 97 format of your paper, panel, or tutorial submission to the following address by the June 26th deadline:

Barbara Klein, Don Rossin
ATTN: IQ-2000
School of Management
Univ. of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI 48128

Key Deadlines (2000)
June 26: Submission Deadline for papers, panels, and tutorials
Aug. 16: Notification of Acceptance
Sep. 20: Camera Ready Copy and Registration due for at least one author
(Fee: US $200)
Sep. 30: Registration Deadline for all others (Fee: US $200)
Oct. 20: IQ-2000 Conference Starts

The conference registration fee (check only) is payable to "Conference on Information Quality." Space permitting, late registration will be allowed at a late registration fee of $300.

Registration checks should be sent to:

Prof. Richard Wang
ATTN: IQ-2000
225 Crafts Road
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-1421


International Conference on Systems Thinking in Management will be held in November 2000. Abstracts were due by 15 February. Accepted papers will be published in book form and in special issues of various journals. Please view conference details at http://www.ICSTM.deakin.edu.au/2000/. Contact: Dr. Purnendu Mandal, School of Engineering and Technology, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 61-3-5227 1245, fax: 61-3-5227 2167, ICSTM@deakin.edu.au.


Third International Conference on Operations and Quantitative Management (ICOQM-III) will be held December 17-20, 2000, at the University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Sydney, Australia. The conference theme is "Information Technology and Operations Management: Relationships and Synergies."

Globalization of markets, inter-linked business environment, decreasing product/service life cycles, increasing customers' expectations, and rapid changes in process and product technologies, have added complexity to the management of business operations in the 21st century. The usage of ever-changing information and communication technologies as enabler of these changes and its integration with the processes and strategies is the challenge to operations managers. Understanding the relationships and synergies between information technologies and the operations, and developing appropriate management processes, tools and strategies is critical to success in the new business environment. The business must gear itself for this shift in paradigm and prepare with the necessary skills and knowledge in this new e-ra.

The suggested tracks are technology management, e-commerce, quality management, ERP, service management, DSS, logistics and supply chain management, transport management, manufacturing management, engineering management, project management, purchasing and materials management, business modelling, productivity, business reengineering, innovation, curriculum design and development, pedagogical issues, CAD/CAM, production planning, cellular manufacturing, environment management, global operations, inventory management, MIS, decision analysis, forecasting, strategy and policy, interdisciplinary studies, entrepreneurship, optimization, internet, simulation, etc.

Tutorials, Workshops, Panel Discussions: Scholars interested in organizing tutorials, workshops, and panel discussions are requested to send their detailed proposals by August 31, 2000.

Contributed Papers: Scholars interested in presenting papers are requested to follow the guidelines given below:

A brief abstract (not exceeding 200 words) should be submitted by August 31, 2000. Names of authors, their addresses (postal and e-mail), and phone/fax numbers should also be indicated. Abstracts can also be submitted electronically.
Acceptance of papers will be notified within two weeks of the receipt of the abstract. All abstracts will be blind-reviewed.
Papers on the conference theme will be blind-reviewed and will be eligible for publication in the refereed conference proceedings subject to a page limitation. The deadline for submission of complete papers for consideration for the proceeding is September 30, 2000. Authors need not submit complete papers if they are not interested in including their papers in the proceedings.
Tata-McGraw Hill, a leading publisher, has made an offer to publish the conference proceedings. The final version of papers accepted for proceedings should be submitted by October 15, 2000 in a specified format along with the registration fee. Detailed instructions for the same will be sent to submitting authors.
One or more special issues of the International Journal of Operations and Quantitative Management will be published consisting of articles presented on the conference theme. Such articles are required to adhere to the policies of the Journal such as refereeing and must be submitted by March 31, 2001. For Information for Authors and on Journal, please visit http://ijoqm.itgo.com.
One of the authors is required to pre-register for the conference by October 31, 2000 for inclusion of paper in the conference program.
English is the official language of the conference.
Paper Presentation in Absentia: Those who cannot come to Sydney but wish to present a paper in absentia are encouraged to send in abstract by August 31, 2000. Papers on the conference theme presented in absentia are eligible to be included in the conference proceedings. A processing fee of US $100 (AUD $175) should be included for each paper submitted for presentation in absentia.

Paper Awards: Awards will be presented for the best theoretical paper, the best application paper, and the best student paper. To be eligible, one of the authors must pre-register for the conference and submit three copies of the paper by September 30, 2000.

Conference Venue: School of Business and Industry Operations Management, University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus, Sydney, AUSTRALIA.

Hotel Accommodation: There are plenty of good hotels in Sydney. Arrangements are being worked out for special conference rates. The conference participants will be sent relevant information.

Weather: It is summer time in Australia. The temperature should range between 18o-35oC (65o-95oF).

Guest Registration: Participants are welcome to bring guests. A nominal guest registration fee of US $165 (AUD $275) will include the welcome reception, tea breaks, working lunches (December 18-19), and the conference dinner. Guest registration fee includes 10% GST imposed by the Government.

Registration: All participants are required to register for the conference. The registration fees are US $330 (AUD $550) (by September 30), US $385 (AUD $660) (by November 30), and US $440 (AUD $770) (after December 1). The full-time student registration fee is US $220 (AUD $385). Please make your check payable to ICOQM. The registration fee includes 10% GST imposed by the Government.

Registration fee (less US $100/AUD $175) will be refunded if a written request is received by November 15, 2000. The registration fee includes admission to all technical sessions, tea breaks, the welcome reception, working lunches (December 18-19), and the conference dinner.

Please visit the conference website at http://icoqm.itgo.com. The registration form etc. can be downloaded from the website.

All correspondence should be addressed to either: Dr. Omprakash K. Gupta, Nirma Institute of Management, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar, Highway Post: Chandlodia, Via: Gota Ahmedabad 382 481, INDIA, Phone: 91-79-749-7722, Fax: 91-79-743-9916, email: icoqm@icoqm.itgo.com; Dr. Ravi Seethamraju, School of Business & Industry Operations Management, University of Western Sydney, Nepean, P. O. Box 10, Kingswood NSW 2747, AUSTRALIA, Phone: 61-2-9685 9092, Fax: 61-2-9685 9598, email: r.seethamraju@uws.edu.au.


The Academy for Creative Teaching will hold its 4th international conference on January 3-6, 2001, in Vienna, Austria. See http://www.wacra.org for more details.


The 2001 International Conference of the Information Resources Management Association will be held May 20-23, 2001, at the Toronto Marriott-Eaton in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The conference theme is "Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy."

Electronic Commerce Management Track. Forrester research predicts that by the year 2004, the value of goods and services traded between organizations over the Internet will represent 4 percent of the global economy (approx. $1.3 trillion).

E-business is more than just e-commerce and/or Internet commerce; it is the digital transformation of business as we know it. To survive and compete in the 21st century, companies need to identify new business models and redesign products that integrate with them. Only digital business models and products have the capability to fully leverage the power of e-commerce. This track will examine the future trends and emerging technologies, opportunities, and challenges of conducting business in the new millennium. This track focuses on the critical success factors for global e-commerce, the economics of e-commerce, and the practical issues and best practices involved with e-commerce in
various applications.

Recommended Topics (but not limited to):

Technical, Business, and Legal Issues in Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer Electronic Commerce
Outsourcing Electronic Commerce Implementation
Next Generation Commerce Servers
Knowledge Management in Electronic Commerce
EDI and XML Integration
Logistics in the 21st Century
Streamlining Global Logistics
Messaging-based Workflow
Removing Costs from the Supply Chain
Designing Internet Commerce Systems
Implementing Vendor-Managed Inventory
Enterprise Document Management
Implementing Intranet Groupware
Internet Taxation Issues
Mainframe and ERP Integration Issues in Electronic Commerce
Security Issues
Secure Internet Messaging
Secure Transaction Processing
Electronic Commerce in Government
Internet Procurement Models/Systems
Digital Copyright Protection
Electronic Commerce Applications in Banking, Healthcare, Retailing,
Manufacturing, Transportation, etc.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline October 6, 2000
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection November 17, 2000
Final Submission Due January 12, 2001
Early Registration Ends April 2, 2001
Conference Period May 20-23, 2001

Send all track inquiries to Mahesh S. Raisinghani, University of Dallas,
972-721-5173, mraising@gsm.udallas.edu.

Send all submissions to: Mehdi Khosrowpour, Program Chair, 2001 IRMA International Conference, irmaconf@irma-international.org.


The XVIII Annual Pan-Pacific Conference will be held May 28-30, 2001 in beautiful Vina del Mar, Chile. The theme of this conference is "E-Globalization in the New Millenium." See http://www.cba.unl.edu/additional/ppba/.


The Global Information Technology Management Conference will be held June 10-12, 2001, in Dallas, Texas. The conference theme is "Meeting the Challenges of a Global Marketplace in the New Millennium."

The beginning of the new millennium marks a new era in global information technology and its management. It is, therefore, an ideal time to launch this annual conference. While the eighties and the nineties witnessed global business and global IT expansion, the issues in global IT have now reached a new level of interest and maturity. The trends in global IT in the new millennium are irreversible, and it is imperative that we study them and address them in a serious and concerted manner. Global IT management is the new paradigm of the next millennium; domestic IT and uni-national IS are now only parts of the
broader global IT, and it is absolutely essential that we view all aspects of IT and IS from the comprehensive and all-embracing lens of global IT management.
This conference is a serious effort to provide a once-in-a-year opportunity to all global IT researchers from all countries to get together for the purpose of exchanging and enriching their ideas and experiences.

The following people should attend the conference:

- Educators, researchers, and practitioners from North America (including US and Canada)
- Educators, researchers, and practitioners from all other parts of the world, including developed, developing, and under-developed nations. The conference places a special emphasis on including participants from all corners of the world.
- Educators, researchers, and practitioners doing work in all areas of Global IT Management, which broadly includes but is not limited to: global IT issues, global electronic commerce, global IS (GIS) development and management, cross-cultural research, IT in multinational companies, and IT in advanced, developing and under-developed countries.

Contact Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Graduate School of Management,
University of Dallas, 1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062, USA, mraising@gsm.udallas.edu. See the call for papers at http://gsmweb.udallas.edu/mraising/gitm2001Dallas/call.htm. More information is at http://gsmweb.udallas.edu/mraising/gitm2001Dallas/.


The World Association for Case Method Research & Application will hold its 18th international conference on June 17-20, 2001, in Lund, Sweden. See http://www.wacra.org for more details.


The 18th Euro Conference on Operations Research (EURO 2001) will be held July 9-11, 2001, at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

Why Visit EURO 2001?

Meeting OR friends in convenient and well equipped conference center
Participating in and contributing to high quality theory and practice sessions
Learning more about smart logistics and innovative operations during special conference sessions, company visits, and excursions to the largest port in the world
Reduced fee to a post conference seminar on Quantitative Financial Risk Management in Amsterdam
Enjoying social events in Europe's cultural capital of 2001
Submission deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2001. For more information, email info@euro2001.org or visit http://www.euro2001.org.


Cases on Worldwide E-Commerce: Theory in Action seeks case studies for this book edited by Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas, and published by Idea Group Publishing (Winter 2001). The submission deadline is October 15, 2000.

Forrester Research predicts that by the year 2004, the value of goods and services traded between organizations over the Internet will represent 4 percent of the global economy (approximately $1.3 trillion). Companies seeking to do business overseas must use different strategies such as customizing cultural elements, languages, and currencies to make visiting its Web site a meaningful experience in each market. The term e-commerce is used in this book to include mobile commerce (m-commerce).

The primary mission of this book is to provide detailed case studies of opportunities and challenges in worldwide e-commerce as we see the Internet economy and globalization trends erase the traditional (i.e., information technology (IT) and geographical) boundaries. Cases included in this publication can be valuable to practitioners and academicians in the e-commerce/ information systems field as learning/teaching resources. You are encouraged to consider developing a case based on your experiences in the e-commerce field for inclusion in this book for a world in which IT is no longer restrained by corporate walls.

Published cases will relate to issues that include (but are not limited to) the following:

Frameworks for future learning and action in the global e-commerce domain
Innovative business models for effective and efficient worldwide e-commerce (i.e., do you merge, acquire, partner, open a subsidiary to build, maintain and grow overseas e-commerce)
B2B, B2C and C2C Exchanges/virtual communities/auctions for global e-commerce
Key issues such as national culture, language translation, business culture customization, currency conversion, tariff calculation, customs regulation/ documentation, cross-border financial settlement, international shipping costs/logistics, legal, taxation, automatic method for settling transactions that involve different currencies or financing methods, and staying current with the international trade regulations
Challenges such as recruiting and retention of e-commerce professionals as well as order fulfillment and customer service/customer relationship management for an enterprise looking to do business overseas
Lessons learned and best practices in worldwide e-commerce from a multinational, global, international, and/or transnational perspective
Strategies for companies seeking to do e-business overseas
Strategies for effective pricing and offers for products and services based on varied countries and laws that encompass the varied tariffs, duties, taxes, etc.
Strategies for delivering content and transactions over several interactive platforms (including mobile phones, PCs, and interactive TV) for individual customer scenarios in multiple languages and cultures
Technical architectures and solutions that are innovative and cost effective, along with a broad range of technologies/management required to enable the enterprise. This would include worldwide supply chain management, outsourcing, and data/ network management (including optical networks)
Market directions (including the role of Application Service Providers (ASPs) in worldwide e-commerce); credit card verification systems, connectivity tools, back end integration, security solutions for worldwide e-commerce
Knowledge Management and Enterprise Information Portals: Complementary or Contradictory for Worldwide E-Commerce?
Submissions. In order to present a diverse coverage of a variety of cases in this publication, interested authors are requested to electronically submit (WORD2000/previous version or RTF) a 1-2 page proposal outlining their proposed case. October 15, 2000, is the deadline for proposal submission for cases that will be considered. Authors of the selected proposals will be notified by November 1, 2000, and asked to submit their full case submission by February 1, 2001. Each submission will undergo a blind review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the recommendations received from the reviewers. If the submitted case requires revision, the author will be notified with guidelines. This publication will be published by Idea Group Publishing in Winter 2001.

Please direct your inquiries and submissions (through email only and in Word2000 or RTF formats) to: Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Editor Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas, 1845 East Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062, 972-721-5173, fax: 972-721-4007, mraising@gsm.udallas.edu.


Business Education Sharenet, an electronic journal cosponsored by the business schools at Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, and Northwestern and by AT&T , Baxter, Honeywell, Proctor & Gamble, and Thermo Electron will publish a special issue on teaching e-commerce.

The journal invites submissions on curriculum development, design of degree programs and specializations, executive development programs; pedagogy (cases, games, exercises, videos, and so forth), course designs (highlights, syllabus, innovative teaching material, information on getting the material not available in open literature), and proposals to review text books and other teaching materails.

Please send five copies to Kalyan Singhal, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA by November 30, 2000. e-mail: Ksinghal@ubmail.ubalt.edu.

Web site: http:Ksinghal@ubmail.ubalt.edu~beducation.


Production and Operations Management announces the publication of a focused issue on e-Business and Supply Chain Management.

The web is having unimaginable impact on how firms interact with each other and their customers. Stumbling blocks for supply chain integration such as high transaction costs between partners, poor information availability, and the challenges of managing complex interfaces between functional organizations are rapidly dissolving on the web. Digital exchanges are making transaction costs insignificant, moving vast quantities of complex information is becoming cheap and easy, and web-centric software that facilitates collaboration are simplifying interfaces. Tools in each of these categories are rapidly maturing, fundamentally changing supply chains. In recognition of these developments, Production and Operations Management will publish a focused issue on e-Business and Supply Chain Management.

We seek papers that present leading edge research on this rapidly evolving topic. The possible paper topics are vast - for example:

Integration of supply chain planning and procurement
Models for B2B exchanges
Analysis of auctions
Impact of information intermediaries on supply chains
Web-centric product design
Order fulfillment and returns management in B2C
Forecasting and inventory management in B2C
Papers must clearly address e-business related topics, but may employ any scientific research method including mathematical modeling, empirical analysis, or rigorous case techniques. To submit paper for publication in this focused issue, send five copies of the manuscript to one of the two focused issue editors. Manuscripts must be received by November 31, 2000. All papers will be reviewed within four months of receipt.

Focused Issue Editors:

M. Eric Johnson
Tuck School of Business Administration
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
603-646-0526; fax: 603-646-1308

Seungjin Whang
Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-4024
650)723-4756; fax:(650)725-0468


The European Journal of Operational Research seeks papers for a special issue on Enterprise Resource Planning - Modelling and Analysis.

The management of materials, information, and other resources in organizations has expanded beyond the role of typical operations managers. Along with the breakdown of internal and external organizational boundaries has come the more open environment that is espoused by enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Practitioners and managers throughout the world have realized the enormity and importance of these evolved systems. No longer are they just for the exclusive use of large multinational organizations, but are diffusing to small and medium-sized organizations as well.

These systems are meant to encourage and support communication and cooperation among various functions, vendors, and customers of organizations. The ERP system is a central enabler to concepts such as concurrent engineering, design for "x", supply chain management, e-commerce, agile and virtual enterprises. Thus, their importance is strategically vital to organizations that wish to remain competitive. Practitioners have realized this importance by spending billions of dollars on these systems and supporting processes. Yet, researchers have been slow to critically investigate their roles in organizations. Thus, we have decided to help expand the field of knowledge in this area by offering this special issue of the European Journal of Operational Research.

Conceptual and strategic frameworks, empirical research, case studies, and analytical models focusing on improving the design and development of design and development of ERP systems for improving organizational competitiveness are especially encouraged. Contributed papers may deal with, but are not limited to:

· Planning for ERP systems
-Organizational strategy, justification, and project management
-Models and tools to integrate and incorporate ERP within strategic directions
-Applications of tools through case studies
-Project management models (integration of modules, electronic commerce linkage)

· Design and Analysis of ERP systems
-Simulation models to investigate performance of ERP systems
-Optimization models for the implementation of ERP
-Integration of ERP with existing and new business processes and policies

· Operations of ERP systems
-Capacity planning
-Materials management

· Monitoring and Control of ERP systems
-Performance evaluation tools and techniques for ERP
-Decision support and expert systems and their development for the ERP environment

Papers will be evaluated on their contribution, suitability to the special issue, and overall quality. Authors should closely follow the guidelines under "Instructions to Authors" of the European Journal of Operational Research. Manuscripts will be strictly refereed based on the standards of the European Journal of Operational Research. Four copies of the manuscript should be mailed to one of the following guest editors by December 31, 2000.

Guest editors for the special issue:

Professor Joseph Sarkis
Graduate School of Management
University of Massachusetts
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610-1477
Tel: (508) 793-7659
Fax: (508) 793-8822
E-mail: jsarkis@clarku.edu

Dr. A. Gunasekaran
Department of Management
Clark University
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
Tel: (508) 999-9187
Fax: (508) 999-8776
E-mail: agunasekaran@umassd.edu


The Journal of Business Strategies will publish a special issue on E-Commerce and E-Marketing Strategies. The Internet, by nature, is an appropriate medium for both E-commerce and Internet marketing strategies. Companies have invested billions of dollars in finding unique ways of utilizing the Internet. The primary purpose of this special issue of JBS is to generate discussion of and research about all aspects of E-commerce and Internet marketing strategies.

Topics of this special issue should focus on E-commerce and/or Internet marketing. Interdisciplinary papers are particularly welcomed. Papers should be grounded in theoretical framework, empirical research, and/or practical experience. Submissions should furnish implications and recommendations for managerial decisions making. Appropriate topic areas include, but are not limited to the following:


B2B, B2C, C2C, and C2B Strategies
Emerging Business Models
Technology Strategies
Industry Specific Strategies
Changes to Traditional Business Strategies
Functional Area Strategies
Organizational Strategies
Internet Marketing

Relationship Marketing Strategies
Marketing Mix Strategies
Global Marketing Strategies
E-tailing Strategies
Branding Strategies
Papers submitted for the special issue must NOT have been published, accepted for publication, or presently under consideration for publication elsewhere. JBS uses a double blind peer-review process. The targeted publication date of this special issue is fall 2001. Submission deadline is January 1, 2001. Style guidelines are outlined in recent JBS issues are also available at: http://COBA.SHSU.edu/cbr-home.htm.

Individuals who are interested in reviewing for this special issue are invited to submit their name to one of the special issue editors, Dr. Sanjay S. Mehta, mkt_ssm@shsu.edu, or Dr. Douglas M. Kline, douglaskline@acm.org.

Four copies of the manuscript should be submitted to: Dr. Jo Ann Duffy, Editor: Journal of Business Strategies, Gibson D. Lewis Center for Business and Economic Development, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2056, e-mail: mgt_jxd@shsu.edu, (936) 294-1518. Full instructions for submission as well as information for those wishing to review papers can be found at http://coba.shsu.edu/jbs/special/call.htm.


Kluwer's International Series in Operations Research and Management Science seeks papers for a book on "The Practice of Supply Chain Management."

Overview. For over a decade, there has been an increasing interest in the use of supply chain methods to improve performance across the entire business enterprise. Supply chain management has become a standard part of the business lexicon, and many firms now have a functional supply chain group. We hope to capture the best examples of current practice in the use of supply chain modeling methods. We also aim to provide a thorough tutorial treatment of key supply chain management techniques, concepts and practices. We seek high quality papers addressing the topics listed below.

Our tentative time line for publication is to begin solicitation of manuscripts in September 2000, with all manuscripts received by 31 January 2001. We expect to have the final version of the book to the publisher by 31 August 2001.

Manuscripts should be submitted to Terry Harrison, Penn State University, 336 Beam Business Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802 in hard copy, or by email to tharrison@psu.edu as a PDF document.

Editors (Fred Hillier serves as Editor-in-Chief of this series)

Corey Billington, Hewlett-Packard Company
Terry Harrison, Penn State University
Hau Lee, Stanford University
John Neale, Hewlett-Packard Company

Proposed Topics
· Measuring value added by supply chain practices
· Inventory and supply chain management
· Service levels
· Supply chain metrics and incentives
· Serial and hierarchical inventory systems
· Corporate and operations strategy and supply chain management
· Financial hedges and supply chain management
· Supply chain design
· Tutorials on the use of supply chain modeling tools and methods in practice
· Modeling stochastic demand in supply chain management
· Simulation of supply chains
· Designing supply contracts
· Information and supply chain management
· Sourcing decisions
· eCommerce/internet
· Supply chain practices in different geographies
· Bullwhip effect
· Product variety and design
· Postponement and substitution
· Global issues
· Modeling and tools
· Service industries
· Specialized modeling languages for supply chain management
· Implementation of enterprise resource planning
· Classification schemes
· Real options
· Supply chain optimization
· Novel applications of supply chain practice
· Supply chain partnerships
· Manufacturing and logistics outsourcing
· Logistics structures
· Channel strategy and policies
· Supply chain synchronization / integration
· Reverse supply chain logistics (product recycling, disposal, and repair)


The Journal of Operations Management invites papers for a Special Issue on Case Study and Field Research. Refer to the Call for Papers at www.mba.wfu.edu/jom/call1.html or contact Jack Meredith, Co-Editor, at jom@mba.wfu.edu or Danny Samson, Co-Editor, at d.samson@mbs.unimelb.edu.au. Submission deadline is March 1, 2001.


The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Issue One), an interactive web journal, has been posted at http://www.iusb.edu/~josotl. This issue features essays by Lee Shulman (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching) and Randy Issacson (Managing Editor of JoSoTL). Two research reports and a classroom action research paper complete the issue. Visit the website for information on submitting an article, essay or electronic teaching portfolio for a future issue of this peer-reviewed journal.


Supply Chain Management: Innovations for Education, edited by M. Eric Johnson and David F. Pyke, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Few topics in production and operations management have had the impact, both on industry and academia, as supply chain management. Managers in nearly every industry have begun to realize that competition in the 21st century will no longer be firm against firm, but supply chain against supply chain. Supply Chain Management: Innovations for Education, explores some of the leading-edge thinking on supply chain education. The hardback book (265 pages) is available on the POMS website at www.poms.org or email poms@eng.fiu.edu.


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