Call for Papers: Mini track on SMEs and IT/IS evaluation – ECIME 2014 Ghent

8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation – ECIME 2014
University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium
11-12 September 2014

Conference venue

Geert Poels

Jan Devos

Steven De Haes

Dirk Deschoolmeester,











Conference Chair:

Geert Poels,  Ghent University, Belgium

Programme Co-Chairs:

Jan Devos, Ghent University and Steven De Haes, University of Antwerp & Antwerp Management School, Belgium

Keynote speaker:

Prof. Dr. ir. Dirk Deschoolmeester, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium


We would like to warmly welcome you to the 8th European Conference on IS Management and Evaluation. The conference will be held at the Campus of the Ghent University Belgium in the city center. Ghent is a historic city, yet at the same time a contemporary one. The modern daily life of the city’s active inhabitants plays itself out against a gorgeous historical backdrop. In Ghent, they live, work and enjoy life over and over again each day.

ICT management and evaluation areas offer exciting research topics and ECIME is widely known to be a leading forum for scientific debate and knowledge dissemination in this domain. Constant changes in ICT application, both in commercial and public sectors, as well as the high impact of the human factor on the ICT projects’ success pose challenges to academia and practice. We are convinced that your participation in the ECIME will significantly contribute to the improvement of this fascinating research field.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Ghent.

On behalf of the Conference Team,

Jan Devos

Programme Co-chair

Mini track call for papers on SMEs and IT/IS evaluation    

Mini track chair:Jan Devos,Ghent University, Belgium


Small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) play a significant role as engines of economic and social development all over the world. Many scholars argue that a small and medium-sized enterprise cannot be seen through the lens of a large firm. Therefore, the limited theories for IT/IS (Information Technology/Information Systems) evaluation in large organizations cannot be linearly extrapolated to SMEs, since we are dealing with a completely different economic, cultural and managerial environment.


This mini track aims at IT/IS research, qualitative as well as quantitative, conducted in the specific context of SMEs. Also more practice-oriented papers, case studies, and reflective papers are welcome.


The possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following domains:


  • IT/IS Outsourcing, IT/IS Vendor management
  • Project Management
  • Cloud Computing, Social Media, Big Data in SMEs


  • Enterprise Applications (ERP, CRM) in SMEs
  • IT/IS success models for SMEs
  • IT/IS security in SMEs



About jangdevos
I'm an IT/IS professor, a late Baby Boomer, married with Ann and father of Hélène and Willem, a Stones fan and interested in almost everything. I work at the UGent (campus Kortrijk), Belgium. My research domain are: IT Governance in SMEs, IT/IS Security, IT Management, IT Project Management, IT Trends and IT/IS failures.

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