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Proposal Submission Deadline: October 26, 2009

Managing IT Human Resources: Considerations for Organizations and Personnel

A book edited by Dr. Jerry Luftman

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey


To be published by IGI Global:  http://www.igi-global.com/requests/details.asp?ID=722



Attracting and retaining top IT talent is a major concern for most organizations. In the early part of this decade, when the dot com boom turned to a bust, Y2K was over, and the recession hit, everything came to a dramatic halt.  The economy then improved and was struck with the recession of 2008. The economy is now improving and the hiring of IT staff is expected to rebound. It will not likely grow at the breakneck speed of the 90s, but it is anticipated to grow. It is a continuous cycle.


Today new skills are required to compete in a global economy where organizations have new alternatives to choose from. In the next ten years as baby boomers retire, even more opportunities will become available. Finding IT professionals with specific skills is no easy feat. Today's job skills require not only strong technical skills, but also excellent business, industry, communication, marketing, and negotiating abilities.

Objective of the Book

This book will be a comprehensive presentation of current and emerging perspectives focusing on all aspects of managing IT HR from the view of both practitioners and academics located around the globe.  It will focus on the results of recent research (from leading practitioners and academics) and their implications to IT human resource considerations. It presents what IT professionals are seeking in a position, characteristics of the IT environment that contributes to the HR complexity, the retention of IT talent, stress in the workplace, IT career development, and the impact of IT outsourcing.

Target Audience

This is a critical subject for IT management and human resource management programs, as well as for practitioners from IT and HR organizations, and academics seeking to identify program content.

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


a.      Historical perspective of IT HR

b.      Current perspective of IT HR

c.       Future perspective of IT HR

d.      Careers in IT

e.      Hiring IT professionals

f.        Retaining IT professionals

g.      Preparing IT professionals (skills & competencies)

h.      Impact of IT outsourcing

i.        Morals, ethics, and social considerations

j.        IT professional associations


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 26, 2009, 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 November 30, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 22, 2010. 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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in late 2010.


Important Dates

October 26, 2009:      Proposal Submission Deadline

November 30, 2009: Notification of Acceptance

February 22, 2010:     Full Chapter Submission

April 5, 2010:                  Review Results Returned

July 12, 2010:                  Final Chapter Submission

August 2, 2010:            Final Deadline


Editorial Advisory Board Members thus far:

Ângela F. Brodbeck, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Christine Bullen Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

Anna Frazzetto, Harvey Nash, USA

Alexandre Graeml, Universidade Positivo, Brazil

Val Hooper, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Benn Konsynski, Emory University, USA

Kristen Lamoreaux, Jarvis Walker & SIM Women in IT, USA

Jim Spohrer, IBM, USA

Wim Van Grembergen, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Peter Whatnell, Sunoco & SIM, USA


Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

Dr. Jerry Luftman

School of Technology Management

Stevens Institute of Technology


Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

Tel.: 201-216-8255 • Fax: 201-216 5385

E-mail: jluftman@stevens.edu