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
Haibing 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 driving-force for sustainable economic development globally. 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, digital currency, 4D printing, mobile Internet, virtual & augmented reality, block chain technology and robotics, further propel and speed up those 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 creates 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 deepening 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 technologies in the digital economy affect 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 technologies 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
Only papers invited by the Guest Editors can be submitted to this Special Issue. If the authors do not receive the invitation letter by the Guest Editors, please do not submit it to the Special Issue. Before submitting, all invited papers must be revised to meet the requirements of I&M. All papers must be submitted through the official I&M submission system ( Please write clearly in the cover letter that your paper is invited by the Guest Editors to submit your work for consideration of possible publication in the Special Issue. 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: November 21, 2019
Paper submission deadline: December 30, 2019
First round authors notification: February 15, 2020
Invited revisions deadline: April 15, 2020
Second round authors notification: May 15, 2020
Final revision deadline: June 15, 2020
Final authors notification: June 30, 2020