Last week, the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development) issued its "E-Commerce and Development Report" for 2002. You
can find the report here:
http://r0.unctad.org/ecommerce/ecommerce_en/edr02_en.htm. There is also an
UNCTAD has invited the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in
Developing Countries (www.ejisdc.org) EJISDC to review this report. The
report itself is some 280 pages long, and is divided into some nine
It seems that this invitation provides a unique opportunity for as
many of us as are interested to contribute to this review. Consequently, the
EJISDC is organising a special issue that focuses on the issues raised (and
not raised) in this report. For this special issue, we are inviting opinion
papers or commentaries, not full research papers. We anticipate that these
papers will generally not exceed 2500 words in length and will furthermore
focus on particular sections of the report. The special issue will be the
EJISDC's review of the UNCTAD report.
We would like to invite authors who are interested in contributing
to this special issue to contact the editors of the journal. The deadline
for registering this initial statement of interest is December 31st, 2002.
We will then work with these authors to craft the special issue. We
anticipate that completed commentaries will need to be finished no later
than February 28th, 2003, and that the special issue itself will be
published shortly thereafter.
We look forward to your participation.
Robert Davison, Editor-in-Chief, EJISDC
Dept of Information Systems, City University of Hong Kong
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