Webology: Call for Papers (a Special Issue: Vol. 8, No. 2), Competitive Intelligence and the Web

Alireza Noruzi anoruzi at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 8 15:17:40 EDT 2011

Dear All,

Webology: Call for Papers (a Special Issue: Vol. 8, No. 2),
Competitive Intelligence and the Web

Background and Significance
     Competitive intelligence (CI) is a systematic and continuous
process for gathering, analyzing, forecasting, sharing, and managing
external information that can affect an organization's strategic
plans, decisions, and actions. The key areas of competitive
intelligence that should be considered are competitors, customers
(clients), collaborators (partners) and products/services. Some of the
areas of research include the following: competitive intelligence;
information services; market research; market planning; strategic
planning; business analysis; business development; product planning;
R&D; counter-intelligence, etc.
     The Web has directly affected the process and sources of
competitive intelligence. The purpose of this Special Issue (Volume 8,
Number 2) is to identify the challenges, complexities and
opportunities of competitive intelligence on the Web. Contributions to
this Special Issue should address, but not limited to, the following
     - Business Intelligence
     - Business strategy development - Competitive (theoretical issues)
     - Competitive intelligence
     - Competitive intelligence tools, techniques and methodologies
     - Current trends in competitive intelligence
     - Economic impacts of the Web
     - Economic intelligence
     - International intelligence
     - Knowledge management and competitive intelligence
     - Market intelligence
     - Patents intelligence
     - Social media and social intelligence
     - Social networks marketing
     - Technology watch

The topics above are not a comprehensive list of all possible topics
for this Special Issue. Submissions to this Special Issue should
address the topics above (as well as other related topics).

     Submissions should follow the Author Guidelines of Webology
(http://www.webology.org/guidelines.html). All Submissions will be
acknowledged and then refereed by at least two peer reviewers. Authors
should indicate that the submission is intended for the Special Issue
on Competitive Intelligence and the Web, in the accompanying cover
All submissions must be in English, and should represent the original
work of the authors. Improved versions of papers previously published
in conference proceedings are welcome, provided that no copyright
limitations exist. Submissions must be made electronically via e-mail
to the Editor-in-Chief ( anoruzi (at) gmail.com ). The manuscript
should be included as an attachment in MS-Word.

Important Dates:
     September 30, 2011: Deadline for submission of papers.
     November 30, 2011:  Notification to authors.
     December 15, 2011:  Special Issue is published.

Best regards,
Alireza Noruzi, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief of Webology
Website: http://www.webology.org
~ The great aim of Open Access journals is knowledge sharing. ~
~ Scientific knowledge is the result of the knowledge sharing and
exchange of experiences. ~

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