International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications

Call for papers for a special issue

International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications

Mobile services

Background and contributions sought

Amount of companies operating in the mobile communications business has increased. Consumers and companies have started to use different types of mobile services. Both managers and academics have realized emerging mobile service phenomenon. Inspired by the shire number and quality of mobile services this special issue collects rigorous and relevant original papers devoted to this topic. Especially welcomed are papers focusing on either consumer focused mobile services or business-to-business specific mobile services.

Practical and theoretical papers with empirical data or not addressing the mobile service phenomenon are equally valid and can be submitted to the special issue. Empirical data can be based e.g. on case study, surveys, focus groups and ethnographies.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:

• Consumer attitudes or perceptions of usage of different mobile services

• Cultural differences in consumers attitudes or perceptions towards mobile service usage

• Consumers acceptance of mobile services

• Cultural differences in consumers acceptance of mobile services

• Consumers usage of mobile services

• Cultural differences in usage of mobile services

• Mobile service typologies – types

• Value creation logic or business logic of mobile services

• Value chain and networks formed for mobile service creation and commercialization

• Roles that companies have in value chain

• Mobile ticketing

• Mobile banking

• Mobile virtual social worlds and communities

• Mobile healthcare

• Mobile reminder services

• Evaluation of current and future state of mobile services

• Mobile virtual/social communities

• Context or location based (whether, time, user profile, phone information, humidity etc.) mobile services

Guest editor
Jari Salo, University of Oulu, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Marketing,

Submissions and enquiries of suitability of the topic can be submitted special issue editor and optional abstract review is arranged for the authors.


Deadline for optional abstracts: August 15, 2008

Full papers: November 15, 2008

Notification of acceptance: December 31, 2008

Revised paper due: January 31, 2009

Publication: No .1, Vol. 4, October – December, 2009

Submission guidelines and detailed information about the journal is available online

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