CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Proposal Submission Deadline Extended to March 20, 2009
Ethical Issues in E-Business: Models and Frameworks
A book edited by Dr. Daniel E. Palmer
Kent State University, Trumbull Campus
To be published by IGI Global:
This publication is part of the Advances in E-Business Research Book Series (AEBR)
The internet has revolutionized business by fundamentally changing the means by which businesses operate and enlarging the opportunities available to them to reach and service customers. However, in doing so, the development and practice of e-business also raises a host of ethical issues, such as those pertaining to information security, privacy, data mining, and intellectual property. Therefore, as e-business continues to grow in significance and scope, it is important to understand and respond to the unique ethical issues associated with e-business. As e-business models become more common in the world of business, there must be an effort to integrate e-business more fully into the field of business ethics so that scholars and professionals working in the field can better appreciate and respond to these ethical issues. There thus exists a clear need for an edited collection of articles that provides a comprehensive and thorough treatment of ethical
issues in e-business.
Objective of the Book
This book will aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the most important ethical issues associated with the expanding world of e-business. Grounded solidly in the most recent scholarship in business ethics, the book will apply the most relevant theoretical frameworks to ethical issues in all significant areas of e-business. The book will be written for scholars, professionals, and students interested in gaining a better comprehension and appreciation of the moral issues encountered in the multifaceted world of e-business. It will provide readers with a clear knowledge of the complex ethical issues involved in e-business and improve their understanding of widely discussed current issues in e-business such as those of privacy, information management, data mining, intellectual property, and consumer tracking.
The target audience of this book will be composed of researches and professionals working in the field of e-business and business ethics in various disciplines, e.g. business and management, information technology, philosophy, communication sciences, computer science, and consumer studies. In providing a broad overview of the various ethical issues involved in all aspects of e-business, the book will also provide a useful resource for all persons involved in e-business. The book will also provide a useful tool for educators and students studying e-business, business ethics, and related topics.
Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
The importance of ethics for e-business
The new paradigm of business on the internet and its ethical implications
Identifying and responding to stakeholders in e-business
Applying ethical principles to e-business
Ethical issues in e-marketing
Consumer identification, tracking techniques, data mining, spam, and pop-ups
Truth in advertising on the internet
Protecting children on the internet
Privacy and information management
Privacy audits, data storage, online security, and remote access privacy issues
Managing customer information
Disclosing information to third parties
Selling and buying consumer data
Ethical issues in employee relations in e-business
Environmental issues in e-business
Online auctions, reverse auctions, and other models of e-business
Outsourcing/offshoring e-business IT projects
Intellectual property rights, software privacy, online file sharing
New directions in IT development and emerging e-business models
Industry codes of ethics/professional standards
Legal and regulatory standards governing e-business
Potential authors are invited to submit chapter proposals on or before March 20, 2009. Proposals should consist of a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the topic matter of the proposed chapter, the author’s proposed approach to the topic, as well as the suitability of the topic for the volume. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by March 31, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2009. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
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,” and “IGI Publishing” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2010.
March 20, 2009 Proposal Submission Deadline
March 31, 2009 Notification of Acceptance
April 30, 2009 Full Chapter Submission
June 15, 2009 Review Result Returned
August 15, 2009 Final Chapter Submission
September 15, 2009 Final Deadline
Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr. Daniel E. Palmer
Department of Philosophy
Kent State University, Trumbull Campus
4314 Mahoning Ave., N.W.
Warren, OH 44483-1998
Tel.: (330) 675-8978 • Fax: (330) 675-8878