Call for Papers - "Enterprise and organizational applications of DLT"


Dear blockchain researchers, we're happy to announce the special issue, Andreas Hein, Arthur Carvalho, Gerhard Schwabe, Helmut Krcmar, and I are organising at the Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Business.


Deadline: May, 31st, 2022


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of DLT and their potential in different areas (e.g., insurance, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, energy sector, manufacturing, transportation, automotive industry, provenance, education, government sector)

  • The business implications of Blockchains and Internet of Things (e.g., machine-to-machine interaction, automated devices, DLT for metered appliances)

  • The impact on business models (e.g., change of existing business models, the emergence of new business models, disruptive business models, blockchain-based data markets)

  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and its implications for enterprises

  • Non-fungible Tokens (NFT): design, applications, use in the enterprise context

  • Organizational transformation through DLT (e.g., distributed autonomous organizations)

  • Implications and challenges on governing and co-creating value in organizations that use DLT (e.g., decentralized platform ecosystems or consortia)

  • Smart contracts and process automation in and between organizations, technology adoption and diffusion

  • The impact on the value chain (e.g., disintermediation, change of actors, advantages and disadvantages), the internet and the digital economy

  • Regulatory aspects of Blockchains and implications for risk management

  • Philosophical issues on the use of Blockchains (e.g., governance of blockchain society, decentralization of society, change in core values, building of community and collaboration)

We are open to all methodological approaches such as case studies, surveys, experiments, conceptual papers, and design/engineering research.