Monthly Archives: January 2011


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Assorted tweets of interest: note funding bid:)


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New Escalate Newsletter – looking for reviewers


Our bulletin is now ready for reading at . The first notice is a message from our new Director, Professor Andrew Pollard who started with us a few days ago.

We also have news of our Third Student Conference in April and details of how you can either get involved or sign up to come along. In addition to this we have a request for peer reviewers for our next round of funding bids.

We hope you enjoy the reading all the notices as we look forward to a busy and productive New Year.

All the best

The ESCalate Team

The Higher Education Academy – Subject Centre for Education (ESCalate)

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Exciting news – have book chapter in here….

Impact of E-Business Technologies on Public and Private Organizations: Industry Comparisons and Perspectives

Author(s)/Editor(s): Ozlem Bak (Ed.) (University of Brighton, UK); Nola Stair (Ed.) (University of Greenwich, UK) Copyright: 2011


Defining the impact of e-business applications in a multi-disciplinary field with cross industry contexts has its own challenges. In this book, our attempts to compile a book started from the diversity on the use of e-business applications. In our own research on the use of technology in higher education and the automotive industry, we have seen that the impact of e-business applications may vary between industries and sometimes in organizations within the same industry in which it has taken place. In our literature review about the impact of e-business technologies on organizations, we have observed that there were accounts of e-business applications, useful cases indicating why e-business application implementations fail or succeed, but the absence of cases compiled under one roof prompted us to write this book. As editors, we have not sought to predefine the contextual setting or the area of impact, nor provide a certain definition or area of interest; the only boundaries we set forth were the assessment of e-business applications and the impact on organizations.

The purpose of this book initially was twofold: to assess the impact of e-business, and to provide two distinctive angles between private and public organizations. However, having looked at our contributors coming from 10 different countries with a wide array of e-business applications and implications on diverse organizations, we decided to group them into industries, and within them provided a public and private division. We believe that the changes reflected in the edited book provided a more richer picture and a chest of resources with concepts which may have already been published in various journals, but many of the perspectives are new, which makes this book both suitable for practitioners and academics at the same time. Twenty-four authors have contributed to this book, which are operating as either practitioners or academics in the fields, who are involved with various aspects of the impacts of e-business applications and strategies.

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Online articles re mobile learning & more

>I am pleased to report that the first two volumes of IJMBL are now included in DBLP. See:

I have also attempted to set up a Facebook page for the journal, though I’m not entirely sure why!

Something else you may be interested in is the following clumsily titled book, as and when it becomes available:

This is actually a collation of all the papers from volume 1 of the journal (2009) plus an introductory chapter contributed by me. For those of you whose libraries do not subscribe to the journal, it may be worth recommending this as a library purchase. By the way I don’t get any royalties, so I’m not promoting this for my own benefit!


Dave Parsons

Editor in Chief


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