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Cyber Crimes Prevention: Promising Organisational Practices

Special issue call for papers from Information Technology & People

Guest editors

Dr Mahmood Shah, School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University, UK
Professor Paul Jones, Coventry University, UK
Professor Jyoti Choudrie, University of Hertfordshire, UK
The growth of e-commerce globally has enabled many organisations to deliver products and services using innovative efficient, fast and cost effective business models. Increased technological sophistication and deployment has enabled a whole new generation of individuals to undertake commercial activity through the Internet. The digital economy transformation continues to evolve and makes a significant contribution to the world economy. However, this rapid growth has also witnessed the emergence of cyber-crimes. This is due to the ease of committing such crimes, their potentially lucrative returns and the ineffective prevention efforts created to combat them. Cyber-crimes represent a substantial and evolving threat to e-commerce behaviour and the requirement to control their growth is increasingly urgent. Unfortunately, relevant legislation and the capabilities of law enforcement agencies are failing to keep pace with the fast changing nature of such crimes. Thus organisations are increasingly required to adopt more innovative preventative strategies as a self defence mechanism. This special issue focuses on how organisations globally (both public and private sector) are making effective use of cyber-crimes prevention strategies. It will also seek to present new research approaches and methodologies contributing to increased understanding in the field.

Specific topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaboration mechanisms for cybercrimes prevention.
  • Delivering business value good practice in privacy and security.
  • Evaluation of cyber security maturity.
  • Globalisation and the role of ICT.
  • Impacts of cyber security on society and organisations
  • Intranet applications.
  • Knowledge sharing for cyber-crimes prevention.
  • Organisational issues and cyber security.
  • Perspectives on cyber security readiness evaluation.
  • Securing E-business/E-Commerce and the Internet safety.
  • Secure ICT/IS/IT infrastructure planning and management.
  • Secure mobile commerce and technology.
  • Security approaches used in information systems and e-business development.
  • Secure website development and evaluation.
  • Social aspects of cyber security.
  • Strategic alliances for cyber-crimes prevention.
  • The integration of software and/or hardware technologies that provide holistic solutions to cyber security problems.
  • Training for cyber-crimes prevention.

Submission guidelines:

The deadline for submission of papers is 31st May 2018.

Papers submitted must be original, and between 5,000 to 10,000 words in length and comply with submission guidelines for Information Technology and People (  Papers must be submitted via the journal review management website . All articles will be subjected to a rigorous double blind peer review process. Initial enquiries can be made through email to Dr Mahmood Shah [email protected] in the first instance.

About the Journal

Information Technology & People has a longstanding reputation for publishing up to date, interesting, relevant and provocative research which opens up new directions for academic research. It is a source for emerging ideas which broadens the understanding of information technology and its relation to people. The journal retains an openness to multiple paradigms of research including most forms of mainstream empirical work. It has an ongoing tradition of being an outlet for international, qualitative and critical research in information systems and particularly welcomes cultural and geographic diversity in studies of new and old technologies. It looks for ways to better understand how people collectively conceptualize, invent, adapt, define and use technology, as well as how they are constrained by features of it.

Academic Bios of Guest Editorial Team

Dr Mahmood Shah is Senior Lecturer in e-Business within the School of Strategy and Leadership at Coventry University. Previously he has held academic posts at the University of Central Lancashire, Cranfield University and the University of Hertfordshire. He is acting as a consultant to several UK banks and online retailers on information security and e-banking management related issues. His present research interests include Identify theft prevention in online retailing and e-Banking as well as in health information systems and IS strategy. He has published several books in the area of information security, e-Banking and mobile technologies. Dr Shah has published many papers in international journals such as the “European Journal of Information Systems”, “International Journal of Simulation modelling”, “Health Informatics” and the “International Journal of Information Management”.

Paul Jones is a Professor in Entrepreneurship at Coventry University and has over 24 years of academic service. Previously, he has held senior academic posts at Plymouth University and the University of South Wales. Prof Jones is an experienced academic with, to date, 53 journal publications, 12 book chapters, two edited books and over 100 conference proceedings published. He has published widely on topics such as information communication technology, entrepreneurship and small business behaviour. Prof. Jones has published his work in leading international journals such as “International Small Business Journal”, “Environment and Planning C”, “Omega” and “Journal of Business Research” Prof. Jones is currently the Editor in Chief for the “International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research” and Associate Editor for the “International Journal of Management Education”. Previously, Prof. Jones has co-edited successful special editions with the “Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development”, “Education + Training”, “Strategic Change”, “International Journal of Management Education” and the “Journal of Systems and Information Technology”. He is also the current Editor of the book series Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research for Emerald Publishing Ltd. Prof. Jones is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of South Wales.

Jyoti Choudrie is a Professor of Information Systems with expertise in investigating the social inclusion and adoption of Information and Communications Technologies in society’s ‘marginal groups’. Her research focuses on the socio-technical aspects of internet related technologies; namely the digital divide amongst silver surfers, the diffusion and adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICTs- namely, broadband and Web 2.0 technology-adoption and usage; smart phones amongst silver surfer owned microenterprises; the usability of e-government web sites, the social aspects of information systems; namely, gender, age and cultural aspects; cybersecurity and cybercrime in e-health, members of the public and organizations). She has consulted with renowned organisations such as, BT and Xerox with her research being cited in trade magazine journals such as, Computer Weekly, Computing and newspapers such as, Guardian and Times online. She has commented on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 3 counties radio programmes on marginal groups and new ICTS acceptance and use and has been an invited speaker to media events and international conferences such as EU-China Information Society Project, and Digihealth to speak on cybersecurity.