Continued research on the assessment and development of emotional and social intelligence competencies represents an opportunity to further both theoretical and applied applications of behavioral science to the management of human capital. While the field has continued to expand over the preceding decades, research has often trailed application, especially as it relates to cross-cultural validity. The purpose of this special issue of Cross Cultural Management - An International Journal serves to focus on cultural issues related to applied use of emotional and social intelligence competencies in diverse cultures. Articles in the special issue include data from various countries including India, Peru, China, Italy, Australia, and the United States. Click here to read more.
Data mining is another area that has tremendous applications for e-commerce. Because a huge amount of information is made available through digital systems, and this information can be collated from various sources to glean more information than the individual would expect, customer privacy issues have come to the fore. Legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 are aimed at protecting the interests of the lay citizen. Technology such as RFID tagging has further enabled data mining in an unprecedented scale. Some e-commerce dissertation topics in this area are: