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Volume 5, Number 3 (2012):

Managerial and Commercial Applications

Managerial and Commercial Applications Cover

The editorial team for this issue includes:


Shu Schiller, Wright State University, USA
Brian Mennecke, Iowa State University, USA
Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA


This special issue on “managerial and commercial applications” of virtual worlds aims to highlight research that makes a significant and novel contribution in theory and practice about virtual worlds in the business domain. Through the business lens, virtual worlds are often perceived to be promising yet risky and exciting yet formidable for the use and management of individual and collaborative work.


Original Call: CFP: Managerial and Commercial Applications

Managing Editor Corner

From Orlando to Milan: Virtual Worlds Business Disillusionment
Yesha Y. Sivan

Research Papers

Time for a Post-Mortem?: Business Professionals’ Perspectives on the Disillusionment of Virtual Worlds
Patrick J. Bateman, Jacqueline C. Pike, Nicholas Berente, Sean Hansen

Training Evaluation in Virtual Worlds: Development of a Model
Richard N. Landers, Rachel C. Callan

Avatar Identification on a 3D Commercial Website: Gender Issues
Ingrid Poncin, Marion Garnier

Assembled (Rush to Press Papers)

Does Loving an Avatar Threaten Real Life Marriage?
Richard A Kolotkin, Maggie M Williams, Casey Lloyd, Earnest W Hallford

The Cowl Makes the Monk: How Avatar Appearance and Role Labels Affect Cognition in Virtual Worlds
Jorge Peña, Matthew S McGlone, Joseph Sanchez

“Think Pieces”

A Cross-Case Analysis of Possible Facial Emotion Extraction Methods that Could Be Used in Second Life - Pre Experimental Work
Shahnaz Kamberi


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Planned Issue


Volume 11, Number 1 (2018)

Theme: Assembled 2018

Call: CFP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: Angie Cox, Trident University (Prime); Felipe Nunes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul; Miao Feng, NORC at University of Chicago; Edgardo Donovan, Trident University.
Publication: Q1 2018
Status: In review.




Volume 11, Number 2 (2018)

Theme: Mindfulness & Flow

CfP: Mind

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q2 2018
Status: Open. Submit proposals.




Volume 12, Number 1 (2019)

Theme: Assembled 2019

Call: CfP: General Call for Papers

Issue Editors: TBD
Publication: Q1 2019
Status: Open. Submit any time.




We are enlisting editors for the theme issues.


Suggested Issues

  • Hardware
  • Impact (on People, Places, and Organizations)
  • Money
  • 3D Printing
  • Bleeding innovations


 How to submit your proposal - see: For Issue Editor