CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2013

ICT Management in Non-profit Organizations

A book edited by J. A. Ariza-Montes and A.M. Lucia-Casademunt Unversity of Loyola Andalucía. ETEA-Faculty of Business Administration

To be published by IGI Global: http://www.igi-global.com/authorseditors/authoreditorresources/callforbookchapters/callforchapterdetails.aspx?callforcontentid=6c057f89-c1a4-4782-9eae-3aacc0d0cb00

Introduction

For the past several years, the social sector has grown rapidly, and its importance has been stressed within the social and economic system. The nonprofit sector is developing a body of knowledge, research, and good practices in order to achieve a dual objective: on one hand, to reach financial sustainability, and the other hand, to fulfill their social mission. Our current economic meltdown, where nonprofit organizations are under increasing competitive pressure at all levels, is clearly indicative of the necessity for constant innovation in order to solve social problems. This would suggest that the different social stakeholders should be made aware of the potential of ICT for achieving efficiency and effectiveness within this type of organization. In this line, it is time to understand how nonprofit organizations are turning to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for creating value and facilitating the efficiency of their core business operations in order to connect with their clients and members, and to work together to improve their communities.

Objective of the Book

This book aims to explore the issue of ICT management as a key factor to understand the effective and comprehensive deployment of appropriate ICT strategies within the nonprofit sector. ICT have emerged as a major component of any organizational model and developed economy. This proposal focuses on the role of ICT in promoting the development of the social sector. Both theoretical and empirical evidence, which stem from the provision of collaborative knowledge discovery, need to be discussed in depth. This discussion will serve to propose a comprehensive strategy for creating an ICT management agenda, one suitable for addressing the ICT needs of diverse nonprofit organizations and one that will support self-sufficiency initiatives throughout the developing world.

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the nonprofit community.

This book is written for two main groups. The first consists of elected and appointed policymakers, managers, and planners in governments, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations that are responsible for ICT development. The second major audience consists of academics and students of management. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • ICT Management
  • Social Sector Networks
  • ICT Applications
  • Social Change
  • Social Capital
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Micro-volunteering

Submission Procedure Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 30, 2013 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 5, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2013.

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Publisher

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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.

Important Dates

  • March 30, 2013: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • April 5, 2013: Notification of Acceptance
  • July 30, 2013: Full Chapter Submission
  • September 30, 2013: Review Results Returned
  • November 30, 2013: Final Chapter Submission
  • January 15, 2014: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Dr. J. Antonio. Ariza-Montes (ariza@etea.com)

Business Administration Research Group

J. A. Ariza-Montes & A.M. Lucia-Casademunt

ETEA-FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.

UNIVERSITY LOYOLA ANDALUCIA. SPAIN

c/Escritor Castilla Aguayo 4, 14004 CÓRDOBA

www.etea.com , www.uloyola.es

e-mail: ariza@etea.com e.mail: alucia@etea.com