Call for Chapters: New Peer- Edited Book


Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014

Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces

A book edited by

Dr. C. Matt Graham (Maine Business School, University of Maine, USA)

To be published by IGI Global:

For release in the Advances in IT Personnel and Project Management (AITPPM) Book Series

Series Editor: Sanjay Misra (Covenant University, OTA, Nigeria) and Ricardo Colomo-Palacios (Østfold University College, Norway

ISSN: 2331-768X


Propose a chapter for this book

The Advances in IT Personnel and Project Management (AITPPM) book series aims to provide current research on all facets of IT Project Management including factors to consider when managing and working with IT personnel. Books within the AITPPM book series will provide managers, IT professionals, business leaders, and upper-level students with the latest trends, applications, methodologies, and literature available in this field.


Leadership and the traditional concepts of what makes an effective leader is being challenged in the 21st century. Today, many teams are dispersed across time, geography, and cultures and coordinating those team using traditional concepts of leadership and management has been challenging. This edited book will provide insights into the relationships between leadership and information systems development within virtual spaces. Information systems development is often a difficult process that ends in failing to meet the projects initial goals. These goals generally revolve around: 1) the system being developed on time, 2) the system being developed within budget, and 3) the system being able to function as it was originally conceptualized. These failures are now compounded by the use of virtual teams which is wrought with its own problems that include: problems with team formation, the organizational environment in which the team operates, and the technology used for collaboration and communication. As more organizations use virtual teams, these problems have continued to impede the successful completion of information systems development. In the fields of information systems, information systems development, information systems management, management, etc. there exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.

Objective of the Book

The goal of this edited book will be to bring together a collection of peer-reviewed research articles that are both theoretical and practice based solutions to effectively lead virtual teams to the successful completion of an information system. Successfully developing information systems is already a difficult process with a high failure rate. Developing these same systems in virtual spaces only increases the chances of failure. The initial launch of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) website is an excellent recent example of this. In addition to serving as a resource to academics and researchers, the book would assist managers and leaders of organizations that use virtual teams to complete systems development projects and provide leaders and managers with sound strategies and methodologies to successfully lead in virtual environments.

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals, researchers, and scholars working in the fields of information systems, information systems development, information science, information management, virtual teams, team effectiveness, leadership, strategic management, sociology, e-collaboration, and information technology. Moreover, this book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of virtual teams, leadership and e-collaboration.

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

  • What is a Virtual Team?
  • Developing information systems in virtual environments
  • New System Development Life Cycle Methodologies for Virtual Teams
  • SCRUM Framework in Virtual Environments
  • Virtual Team Effectiveness
  • Team Formation in Virtual Environments
  • Shared Leadership in Virtual Teams
  • Emerging Technologies used for Virtual Team Systems Development
  • Interactions between Artifacts and People for  Systems Development in Virtual Environments
  • Virtual Team Interactions and Processes
  • Failures in Information Systems Development
  • Successes in Information Systems Development
  • Who’s Responsible Anyway for Managing Virtual Systems Development?
  • Strategies for Effectively Leading a Virtual Team
  • Developing Team Cohesiveness in Virtual Environments
  • Measuring Virtual Team Effectiveness
  • Leadership types and their impact on Virtual Team Effectiveness
  • Shared Leadership in Virtual Teams
  • E-collaboration

Submission Procedure

Researchers and Practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 15th, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by November 15th, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 31st, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the link at the bottom of this page


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates

October 15th, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
November 15th, 2014: Notification of Acceptance
January 31st, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
March 31st, 2015: Review Results Returned
April 30th, 2015: Revised Chapter Submission
May 15th, 2015: Final Acceptance Notifications
May 30th, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

 Inquiries can be forwarded to

Dr. C. Matt Graham
Maine Business School
University of Maine, USA
Tel: 207-581-1946
Cell: 207-333-7139

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