Data analytics involves a systematic study of collection, aggregation, organization, processing, and analysis of data. With explosive growth in big data worldwide, organizations are looking for ways to leverage analytics tools, technologies, and applications from a global perspective to gather insights for improved decision making. The new actionable insights gained are expected to support achieving organizational and community goals at a global scale such as innovation, idea generation, problem solving, decision making, negotiation, and execution. Data analytics requires deep understanding of formulating problems valuable for collaborative goals, engineering effective solutions to business problems, and ways to communicate findings effectively across roles ranging from business managers, to users or customers.
Businesses and organizations can enhance their performance or competitiveness by investigating how data analytics can facilitate collaboration both within and across organizations. For example, businesses are trying to understand how data analytics can help engage customers and improve operation efficiency and how it can leverage social media to support corporate knowledge management. Another example is collaborative generation of ideas and solutions through crowdsourcing and online communities (such as dominodatalab.com). Access to heterogeneous, voluminous, and unverified data presents both new opportunities and challenges for data analysis and applications. Identifying and building the right talent is a critical component of an organization’s analytics capability. Organizations also face new ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges with analytics management and governance.
Aims & Scope
This special issue will present global issues in the context of data analytics and applications and a forum for academic researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Theoretical and methodological papers from multiple disciplines such as information systems, marketing, management, organizational behavior, and cultural studies are welcome. Consistent with the focus of JGITM, all submitted papers must address global issues associated within the theme of the special issue.
Possible contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Global challenges and opportunities in data analytics
- Cross-country comparison of talent issues in the context of data analytics
- Collaboration across organizations for social impact through analytics
- Collection, aggregation, and organization of global data for analytics
- Cross country comparison of data analytics use to improve health/lifestyle
- Data analytics for collaborative work (decision making, problem solving, negotiation, and creativity/innovation) in a global organization
- Data science and analytics for inter-organizational collaboration
- Cross country comparison of crowdsourcing analytics
- Global security and privacy issues in data analytics and applications
- Culture-related human factors in data analytics and applications
- Comparative case studies on data analytics and applications
- Analysis of global online social networks
- Governance issues in the context of data analytics in global organizations
The 2-page proposal should be sent directly to the guest editors via email. Submit papers to
All papers will go through a blind-review process and will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and the guest editor. If there are more qualified papers than that can be included in the special issue, they will be published in future issues of JGITM.
The special issue will include the following:
- Editorial preface to be written by the guest editors
- 3 or 4 referred papers
- An interview with a CIO or another senior executive of a company
- A book review relevant to the theme of the special issue
- Two-page proposal by authors (optional): July 15, 2017
- Proposal Feedback to authors: August 1, 2017
- Deadline for submission: September 30, 2017
- Initial decision and revisions sent to authors: November 30, 2017
- Deadline for revised papers: January 15, 2017
- Notification of 2nd Review cycle: March 15, 2018
- Deadline for final versions: June 1, 2018
- Tentative Publication Date: July 2018