I & M (Special issue for PACIS2019)

Information & Management (Special issue for PACIS2019: "Emerging technology, business, and applications in digital economy")

Guest Editors:

Wei Huang (Wayne), Xi'an Jiaotong University, China (, Managing Editor)

Haibin Lu, Santa Clara University, USA (

Shan Liu, School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China (

Richard Watson, University of Georgia, USA (


The digital economy increasingly attracts considerable attention from researchers and practitioners because it becomes a major force driving economic activity. The new economy paradigm transforms the traditional commerce by providing and sharing information and resources through digitalized technology and new business models. Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, 4D printing, mobile Internet, virtual & augmented reality, block chain technology and robotics promote such transformations. Emerging business, such as, new retailing, intelligent supply chain, bike-sharing systems, Airbnb, service-oriented manufacturing, significantly alters the demand and supply sides of the economy by reshaping information and value chains. The interplay of emerging technology and business not only changes the individual behaviors and society, but also create opportunities for firms to build their competitive advantage. However, emerging technology and business also bring many challenges in the digital economy. Social relationships should be rebuilt with the digitalization of society. The security, risk, and privacy issues, long-term business value increasingly become significant concerns in the penetration of new technology. The competition and co-evolvement between traditional and digitalized firms are also critical issues.   

This Special Issue aims to deepen our understanding of the latest opportunities and challenges for emerging technology, business, and applications in digital economy, along with the papers that examine how emerging technology in the digital economy affects consumer and organization behaviors By jointly launching with Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) through the conference of PACIS 2019, the Special Issue seeks to publish high-quality papers that focus on original works in exploring how individuals, organizations, and society contribute to the digital economy and how emerging technology and business models impact each other. Some topics include, but are not limited to, the following: 


Business model innovation in digital economy
Technology innovation in digital economy
Impact of emerging technology in digital economy
Interplay of business and technology in digital economy
Social innovation and impact in digital economy
Digitally enabled value creation
The dark side of emerging technology and business in digital economy
●Technological advancement in societal or organizational behaviors
Sales of digital innovation
Digital customization
Privacy and security issues in digital economy
Technology-enabled communities
Sharing economics related issues
Submission Instructions: 
Inquiries should be directed to
All papers must be submitted through the official I&M submission system. The submission link is in the process of setting up by I&M and will be announced soon! The new formal CFP will be announced in the offical website of I&M later. The submission shall not reveal any authorial information for double-blind review purpose. Please read the author guidelines at when preparing the submission. All papers will undergo the journal's standard initial screening processes. 


Important dates: 
Online submission open date: July 30, 2019
Paper submission deadline: December 15, 2019
First round authors notification: February 15, 2020
Invited revisions deadline: April 15, 2020
Second round authors notification: May 31, 2020
Final revision deadline: July 31, 2020
Final authors notification: August 15, 2020
Projected publication: November, 2020