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  • Panagiota Alevizouby way of Robin Hamman
    Special Issue of The Information Society Time and Information Technology ... Edited by Heejin Lee and Edgar A. Whitley ... business ... effects ... made ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 31, 2000
      Special Issue of The Information Society

      "Time and Information Technology"
      Edited by Heejin Lee and Edgar A. Whitley
      > The Information Society (TIS) invites authors to submit papers for a
      > special issue on the topic of "Time and Information Technology".
      > Traditional notions of time and space are being challenged by information
      > technology based phenomena such as the internet, globalisation of
      > and virtual work. Whilst it is easy to simply describe the temporal
      > of these changes in terms of everything being faster, in practice the
      > changes are much more fundamental. Indeed, a useful comparison can be
      > with the wholesale transformation of time perception and time discipline
      > that arose when mechanical clocks were introduced into societies that had
      > previously based their notions of temporality on the seasonal passage of
      > the sun.
      > Thus, it is possible to consider time not simply as an objective,
      > clock-time based phenomenon, which is typically used as a constant or an
      > independent variable in studies. Instead, time can be viewed as a
      > subjective, socially constructed phenomenon which can be studied as a
      > dependent variable.
      > This special issue of TIS hopes to further research and discussion on
      > and information technology by publishing papers on aspects of this theme
      > from diverse viewpoints, in particular, from information systems,
      > sociology, philosophy, computer science and organisation studies. Topics
      > interest include but are by no means limited to:
      > information technology and the social construction of time
      > virtuality and temporality
      > philosophy of time and information technology
      > polychronicity, monochronicity and information technology
      > ethnographic studies of temporal behaviour in cyberspace
      > temporal implications of IT/IS generated organisational change
      > the internet and new time keeping systems
      > history of time, horology and information technology
      > the politics of time with relevance to information technology
      > time and communication behaviour
      > electronic commerce and consumers' time
      > discourses of time (saving/gaining time, historical and future
      > orientations, etc.)
      > Papers of empirical research (either qualitative or quantitative) are
      > welcomed as are theoretical papers that provide new insights or state of
      > the art reviews that cover diverse disciplines.
      > As is common practice with special issues for The Information Society,
      > authors are invited to nominate up to four reviewers who are
      > about the topic (authors, however, should avoid any nominations that
      > involve a conflict of interest). Nominations should include name,
      > address, telephone, fax, and electronic mail address.
      > We encourage prospective authors to become familiar with TIS and to
      > possible articles with the Special Issue editors before they submit.
      > Manuscript guidelines and a list of the titles and abstracts of articles
      > published in TIS can be found on the journal's web site
      > (http://www.slis.indiana.edu/TIS/).
      > Please send your manuscript, as a word or .rtf document, formatted
      > according to the TIS guidelines
      > (http://www.slis.indiana.edu/TIS/basic_info/tisinst.html) to the first
      > editor:
      > Heejin Lee, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel
      > University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, United Kingdom, ph: +
      > 44-1895-274000, fax: + 44-1895-251686, Email: heejin.lee@...
      > Edgar Whitley, Department of Information Systems, London School of
      > Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, ph + 44-207-955-7410, fax
      > 44-207-955-7385, Email: e.a.whitley@...
      > Feel free to correspond with the special issue editors if you have any
      > questions or are planning to submit an article.
      > The deadline for accepting manuscripts for consideration for publication
      > June 26, 2000. All manuscripts will be reviewed by a select panel of
      > referees, and those accepted will be published in the special issue.
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