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Call for Chapter Proposals: ICT Management in Non-profit Organizations

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Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2013

ICT Management in Non-profit Organizations


A book edited by J. A. Ariza-Montes and A.M. Lucia-Casademunt  Unversity of Loyola Andalucía. ETEA-Faculty of Business Administration 

To be published by IGI Global:



For the past  several years, the social sector has grown rapidly, and its importance  has  been  stressed  within the social and economic system. The nonprofit  sector  is  developing  a  body of knowledge, research, and good practices  in  order  to  achieve  a  dual objective: on one hand, to reach financial  sustainability,  and  the  other  hand,  to fulfill their social mission.  Our current economic meltdown, where nonprofit organizations are under  increasing competitive pressure at all levels, is clearly indicative of the necessity for constant innovation in order to solve social problems. This would suggest  that the different social stakeholders should be made aware  of  the  potential of ICT for achieving efficiency and effectiveness within this type of organization.


In  this  line,  it  is  time to understand how nonprofit organizations are turning  to  Information  and Communication Technologies (ICT) for creating value  and facilitating the efficiency of their core business operations in order  to  connect  with their clients and members, and to work together to improve their communities.


Objective of the Book 

This  book  aims  to explore the issue of ICT management as a key factor to understand  the  effective  and comprehensive deployment of appropriate ICT strategies within the nonprofit sector.

ICT  have  emerged  as  a  major  component of any organizational model and developed  economy.  This  proposal focuses on the role of ICT in promoting the  development  of  the  social  sector.  Both  theoretical and empirical evidence,   which  stem  from  the  provision  of  collaborative  knowledge discovery, need to be discussed in depth. 

This discussion will serve to propose a comprehensive strategy for creating an  ICT  management  agenda,  one  suitable for addressing the ICT needs of diverse  nonprofit organizations and one that will support self-sufficiency initiatives throughout the developing world.


Target Audience 

The  target  audience  of  this  book will be composed of professionals and researchers  working  in  the nonprofit community. This book is written for two  main groups. The first consists of elected and appointed policymakers, managers,  and  planners  in  governments,  public  agencies, and nonprofit organizations  that  are  responsible for ICT development. The second major audience consists of academics and students of management. 

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

Nonprofit Organizations

ICT Management

Social Sector


ICT Applications

Social Change

Social Capital




Submission Procedure 

Researchers  and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 30, 2013  a  2-3  page chapter  proposal  clearly  explaining  the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be  notified  by April 5, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter  guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 30, 2013.  All  submitted  chapters  will  be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.  Contributors  may  also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.



This  book  is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.),  publisher  of  the  "Information  Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group   Reference),  "Medical  Information  Science  Reference,”  "Business Science  Reference,”  and  "Engineering  Science  Reference”  imprints. For additional    information    regarding    the   publisher,   please   visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2014.


Important Dates 

March 30, 2013:                Proposal Submission Deadline

April 5, 2013:                     Notification of Acceptance

July 30, 2013:                     Full Chapter Submission

September 30, 2013:       Review Results Returned

November 30, 2013:        Final Chapter Submission

January 15, 2014:              Final Deadline



 Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document)

 or by mail to: Dr. J. Antonio. Ariza-Montes (

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