Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning and Operations

Call for Chapters for the
Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning and Operations
Editor: Terry T. Kidd
University of Texas Health Science Center, USA

Each of the recent innovations in technology can be traced back to a project: the behind the scenes work that, when managed correctly, results in a new system, a new technology, or a new product in the marketplace. Technology project management refers to the field of study and practice utilizing management and administrative principles as a means to controlling the bounds of a technology based project to solve business and organizational challenges and human performance issues. Within the field of technology project management, there are many specific areas of focus. While technology project management can apply to the military and corporate settings, it is also applied to the school setting including charter schools, public schools, online, higher education or anywhere a technology project or initiative can be initiated.

With the rapid progress in technologies, systems planning and management have become increasingly important in this digital economy. New technologies that can have significant implications for corporate strategies are developed constantly. The incredible growth of technologies and the demand for a new generation of technology stakeholders have facilitated the introduction of Technology Project Management programs in many higher education institutions in the US and around the world. The Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning and Operations will provide a broad scope of information technology project and resources for researchers, educators, students, and industry practitioners to share and exchange their research ideas, practical experiences, challenges, and opportunities concerning technology project management.

Coverage: The Handbook of Research on Technology, Project Management, Planning and Operations will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms. Additionally, this volume will feature chapters (5,000-7,500 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in technology project management, technology management, technology planning, and technology operations in modern organizations worldwide.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
(We will solicit research-oriented as well as practitioner-oriented chapters. Case studies will also be solicited.)
Issues that technology professionals face, such as understanding technology resources, managing project scope and feature creep, meeting client expectations
Technology operations
Technology planning
Technology adoption
Technology management
Applications of project management to technology based projects
Qualitative research in technology planning, management, and operations
Quantitative research in technology planning, management, and operations
Processes and strategies for technology planning, management, and operations
Technology leadership
Technology project management life cycle
Quality management, control and assurance: tools and techniques
Real world cases
Assessment methods
Tools and techniques for managing and organizing R&D, new product, and project-oriented challenges
Challenges and Opportunities
Threats to technology planning, management, and operations
Future Trends
Continuity and Contingency Planning
Public policy, legislation, regulation and their affects on technology, planning, management and operations
Strategies and process for technology planning, management, and operations
Financial, accounting, budgeting: methods and practices
Management standards, models, and tools
Trends and issues from the international community

Invited Submissions: Individuals interested in submitting chapters (5,000-7,500 words) on the above-suggested topics or other related topics in their area of interest should submit via e-mail a 1-2 page manuscript proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of the proposed chapter by December 1, 2007. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been listed in our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the research area in which you have expertise. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will have until April 15, 2008, to prepare your chapter of 5,000-7,500 words and 7-10 related terms and their appropriate definitions. Guidelines for preparing your paper and terms and definitions will be sent to you upon acceptance of your proposal. Full chapters will be submitted to a double-blind peer review.

You will be notified about the status of your proposed topics by December 31, 2007. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by Information Science Reference, an imprint of IGI Global, http://www.igi-global.com/reference/ in 2009. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/ .

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Editor, Terry T. Kidd
Terry T. Kidd
University of Texas Health Science Center
School of Public Health
1200 Hermann Pressler Office: West-220
Houston, TX 77030

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