Main Nav

Message from

********************* CALL FOR JOURNAL ARTICLES*********************


SUBMISSION DUE DATE: December 31, 2011


SPECIAL ISSUE ON The Socio-Psychological and Cultural Aspects of Information Technology Project Management


International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM)


Guest Editors:            

Terry T. Kidd, PhD., Texas A&M University, USA

Carolyn Ashe, Ed.D., University of Houston-Downtown, USA



The socio-psychological and cultural aspects within information technology and project management have recently received much attention due to the increasing human and diversity issues affecting both fields of study and practice. Major driving forces contributing to these issues include globalization, technological advancements, changing project management habits, international trade and work agreements, changes in the socio-cultural dynamics of the workplace, society and in business norms.

Because of these factors, information technology project management must change. To respond to changing business scenarios at the local and international levels, stakeholders must efficiently manage the various operations within a global socio-cultural technological intensive environment.

Shedding light on socio-psychological and cultural aspects that influence current IT project management practices may offer  possibilities for understanding the experiences, cultural framework, and human aspects that may provide insight into the success and failures of IT projects, while highlighting the benefits, barriers, challenges, and qualitative perspectives associated with managing projects and leading teams to project success. 

Thus, the current state of IT project management presents opportunities and challenges for researchers, academicians, qualitative experts, practitioners, and other stakeholders to propose new research findings for the qualitative socio-psychological and cultural aspects that influence IT project management practices.



In this special issue, we explore the socio-psychological and cultural aspects of IT project management that span the spectrum of qualitative research in addition to the issues that arise during various operational stages that influence the success and failures of IT projects.

As the IT and project management workforce becomes more globalized, research is needed to inform practice on how to recruit, develop, retain, retrain, and empower effective IT project managers for optimal success.  Understanding the socio-psychological and cultural aspects that influence practices may contribute significantly to the various decision-making situations that arise during IT projects. The main objective of this special issue is to reflect recent developments and study and critically analyze the issue at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels of the IT project management. Therefore, we invite high quality qualitative research papers that propose and present novel models, frameworks, methodologies, results, strategies, and practices to improve IT project management practices.



Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:


  • Change management
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Crime, ethics and legal issues
  • Current and emerging standards
  • Domestic, international policy, and legislative issues affecting IT project management
  • Influence of diversity on team dynamics
  • International perspectives and epistemologies of IT project managers
  • International perspectives on IT project management practices
  • Issues of ethics, leadership, integrity, values, attitudes
  • Issues of human relations and dynamics in IT project management
  • Issues of human resources development (HRD) in IT project management
  • IT project management skills shortage and skills gap
  • IT project management training
  • Multicultural and diversity issues in IT project management
  • Organizational culture and dynamics that influence IT project management
  • Politics, culture and information technology project management
  • Project management and sustainability
  • Project review and evaluation
  • Qualitative methodologies, frameworks, and approaches applied to IT projects including but not limited to ethnography, phenomenology, case study, narrative, autoethnography, critical ethnography, grounded theory
  • Socio-psychological  and cultural aspects of IT project management
  • Voices and experiences of IT project managers


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on socio-psychological and cultural aspects on or before December 31, 2011. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at  All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.  For more information on the International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, please visit:


Important Dates
Full Paper Submission: December 31, 2011
Notification of status (Acceptance / Rejection) of paper: January 31, 2011
Deadline for submitting final version of paper: March 31, 2012



The International Journal of Information Technology Project Management (IJITPM) is a fully refereed journal that provides a forum for project management practitioners and researchers, along with information systems researchers, software developers and vendors, to contribute and circulate ground-breaking research to shape future directions for, as well as help project leaders and managers to apply various advanced techniques in information systems. The International Journal of Information Technology Project Management encourages discussions on how the various information systems can improve the project management as well as how the advance in project management can affect the growth of information systems.


This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources Management Association


Editor-in-Chief: John Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)



The International Journal of Information Technology Project Management is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit


All submissions should be should be directed to the attention of:


Terry Kidd

Guest Editor

International Journal of Information Technology Project Management


Carolyn Ashe

Guest Editor

International Journal of Information Technology Project Management

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at