E collaborations and Virtual Organizations

The chapters in this book present some of the current work in the field and represent a resource upon which knowledge, lessons, and views can be drawn upon for consideration and applications in the virtual world.

E collaborations and Virtual Organizations

Author: Michelle W. L. Fong

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591402328

Page: 318

View: 658

E-Collaboration promotes interaction between people over the Internet, and is vital in virtual organization arrangements where people co-exist or work together, independent of time and location. E-Collaborations and Virtual Organizations covers a broad range of topics, from underlying technological structures to fundamental mechanisms that are relevant to e-Collaboration and virtual organizations. The chapters in this book present some of the current work in the field and represent a resource upon which knowledge, lessons, and views can be drawn upon for consideration and applications in the virtual world.

E collaborations and Virtual Organizations

Another challenge of e-Collaboration for virtual organization lies in the potential change to different organizations in the value chain.

E collaborations and Virtual Organizations

Author: Michelle W. L. Fong

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591402859

Page: 318

View: 125

E-Collaboration promotes interaction between people over the Internet, and is vital in virtual organization arrangements where people co-exist or work together, independent of time and location. E-Collaborations and Virtual Organizations covers a broad range of topics, from underlying technological structures to fundamental mechanisms that are relevant to e-Collaboration and virtual organizations. The chapters in this book present some of the current work in the field and represent a resource upon which knowledge, lessons, and views can be drawn upon for consideration and applications in the virtual world.

Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks

FUNDAMENTS OF VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION E-CONTRACTING Lai Xu, Paul de Vrieze CSIRO ICT ... have been broadly used to improve business-to-business collaboration.

Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks

Author: Luis Camarinha-Matos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387737979

Page: 689

View: 817

This book includes a number of selected papers from the PRO-VE '07 Conference, providing a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various Collaborative Networks domains. It covers trust aspects, performance and value systems, VO breeding environments, VO creation, e-contracting, collaborative architectures and frameworks, professional virtual communities, interoperability issues, business benefits, and case studies and applications in industry and services.

Knowledge Management and Virtual Organizations

The first section of the book covers frameworks, models, analyses, case studies and research on the integration of knowledge management within virtual organizations, virtual teams and virtual communities of practice.

Knowledge Management and Virtual Organizations

Author: Yogesh Malhotra

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781878289735

Page: 390

View: 980

Annotation Twenty essays present current research on knowledge management as related to effective design of new organization forms. The first section of the book covers frameworks, models, analyses, case studies and research on the integration of knowledge management within virtual organizations, virtual teams and virtual communities of practice. Themes covered in this section include business model innovation; design of virtual organization forms; net-based models; techniques for enabling knowledge capture, sharing and transfer; and collaboration and competition at intra- and inter-organizational levels. The focus of the second half is on key success factors that are important for realizing virtual models of business transformation. Topics include the role of organizational control systems, the role of internal and external employees and customers in creation of organizational knowledge, and information quality issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Managing Virtual Teams

E-collaborations and virtual organizations. Hershey: IRM Press. Lipnack, J. and Stamps, J. 2000. Virtual teams: People working across boundaries with ...

Managing Virtual Teams

Author: Silvester Ivanaj

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178536927X

Page: 320

View: 762

The book Managing Virtual Teams, explores the critical elements that must be considered in managing virtual teams in organizations – from structural, managerial, and process points-of-view. Based in solid research, the book provides a deep look at the nature of virtual teams and the factors that enable their success. It lays out in clear detail the key characteristics of virtual teams and traces their emergence within organizations and the research literature. It makes a valuable contribution with clear guidelines for managerial practice - both to researchers interested in learning about virtual teams and to managers and organizations dealing with the challenges of managing virtual teams.

e Business Strategies for Virtual Organizations

Table 5.2 Traditional collaboration versus coevolution (after Eisenhardt and Galunic 2000) Traditional Coevolution collaboration Form of Frozen links among ...

e Business Strategies for Virtual Organizations

Author: Janice Burn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136409343

Page: 272

View: 768

'e-Business Strategies for Virtual Organizations' enables IT managers and directors to develop and implement IT strategies and infrastructures for new models of doing business based on the Internet. The authors provide a brief introduction to the concepts and strategic issues surrounding information warfare, managing organizational knowledge, and the information economy. The virtual organization is now an important business model for contemporary business organizations and the flexibility and adaptability of the virtual organization make it ideal for survival in today's highly competitive and dynamically changing markets. Modern corporations may utilize some of the features of the virtual organization to develop the ideal organization to a greater or lesser extent depending on individual business circumstances. This book covers the issues involved in planning, realizing and managing such a virtual organization, and the role of information and communication technologies in supporting virtual organizations and virtual organizing is addressed throughout.

Implementing Virtual Teams

This book offers a practical guide to developing virtual teams, providing both an overview of what is involved and also a clear simple framework around which organizations can build their own implementation process.

Implementing Virtual Teams

Author: Abigail Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317118359

Page: 206

View: 520

Many organizations worldwide are currently exploring the potential gains to be made from working with virtual teams. Although many different things are meant by use of 'virtual' (and indeed by 'teams'), usually it denotes groups of people with common purpose and goals working in different locations and often different time zones; they will be interconnected via a variety of telecommunications networks, perhaps including the Internet and intranet, video conferencing, shared white boards, as well as telephone, mail and e-mail. For organizations implementing such virtual teams there is a great need for guidance, in terms of the organizational structure and support which needs to be put in place. This book offers a practical guide to developing virtual teams, providing both an overview of what is involved and also a clear simple framework around which organizations can build their own implementation process. Although the different support technologies are discussed (at a generic level), the thrust of the book is on the organizational and human factors issues which must be addressed to make virtual teams a success. It contains detailed case studies to show how virtual teams work and where they can go wrong.

Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration Approaches and Technologies

International Journal of e-Collaboration, 3, 40–63. doi:10.4018/jec.2007010103 Harvey, ... Managing virtual teams: A review of current empirical research.

Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration Approaches and Technologies

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466620218

Page: 299

View: 345

With the advent and advancement of E-Collaboration tools, our way of social interaction and online social behavior has altered drastically. With new ways of communicating and working together, we must understand how this affects human behavior. Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration Approaches and Technologies addresses the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, assesses its behavioral impact on individuals and groups, and presents theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technologies and behavioral patterns. An innovative collection of the latest research findings, this book covers significant topics such as Web-based chat tools, Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools, e-mail, listservs and many others, perfect for academics, researchers, and professionals alike.

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as online leadership, intercultural competence, and e-ethics, this book is geared toward professionals, managers, and researchers seeking current research on new practices for online ...

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Author: Kolbaek, Ditte

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522540954

Page: 348

View: 810

The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience more effective communication and collaboration opportunities. Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations is a critical scholarly resource that identifies the new practices and techniques for leading, knowledge sharing, and learning through the use of online collaboration. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as online leadership, intercultural competence, and e-ethics, this book is geared toward professionals, managers, and researchers seeking current research on new practices for online collaboration and communication.

Technological Aspects of Virtual Organizations

Virtual product development , via e - collaboration , requires complex connections among a multitude of existing systems and sophisticated middleware to ...

Technological Aspects of Virtual Organizations

Author: Alea M. Fairchild

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402017322

Page: 164

View: 436

This textbook was inspired by an undergraduate elective course given on virtual organizations and technology. The instructor could not find a suitable text that covered both the organizational and technological aspects including examples based on today's industry. Other books were either too strategic or too technical for an audience of undergraduate business and technology students who were to use the book. But why was that the case? For the same reason that business and IT people in industry tended not to speak the same "language": indeed, the integration of technology into business strategy has been a recent occurrence, and traditional strategy issues have been decided too high in the organizational structure while technology was too detailed in tactical implementation. With the Internet and the advent of e-commerce, m-commerce, and c-commerce (and the other letters of the alphabet soon to follow), business and technology finally started to become closer, and the interest in technology as an enabler for strategic business decision-making evolved into a mainstream concept. How are we defining a virtual organization? Most definitions of the concept of virtual organizations start with stating that it is "a network between organisations or individuals . . . ". The Oxford Concise Dictionary defines 'virtual' as: "that is such/or practical purposes, though not in name or according to a strict definition. " An organization may be thought of as a number of individuals systematically united for some end or work.

E Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance Current and Future Trends

INTRODUCTION Virtual teams are composed of geographically distributed coworkers linked though information technologies to achieve an organizational task ...

E Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance  Current and Future Trends

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1609604687

Page: 434

View: 338

"This book reviews recent advances in the e-collaboration discipline with a focus on virtual teams, firm performance, social capital formation, and Web-based communities"--Provided by publisher.

Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations

Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations focuses on the role of technology in organizational decision-making processes and activities, providing academics and management teams with current research in the ...

Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations

Author: Nikoi, Ephraim

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466644796

Page: 410

View: 508

Although organizational decision-making can be very complex, the understanding of technology applications is significant in not only determining the usefulness of virtual groups in organizations, but also in the designing of electronic collaborative activities. Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations focuses on the role of technology in organizational decision-making processes and activities, providing academics and management teams with current research in the field of virtual teams in organizations. This publication is an essential resource for instructors and students of organization and group communication, and institutions that have networks of offices and employees in multiple geographical locations.

E Collaboration in Modern Organizations Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects

These findings are in contrast to most expectations concerning cohesion and virtual teams, including the project management of virtual teams.

E Collaboration in Modern Organizations  Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048272

Page: 320

View: 453

E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects combines comprehensive research related to e-collaboration in modern organizations, emphasizing topics relevant to those involved in initiating and managing distributed projects. Providing authoritative content to scholars, researchers, and practitioners, this book specifically describes conceptual and theoretical issues that have implications for distributed project management, implications surrounding the use of e-collaborative environments for distributed projects, and emerging issues and debate related directly and indirectly to e-collaboration support for distributed project management.

Collaborative Convergence and Virtual Teamwork for Organizational Transformation

This book is ideally intended for business professionals, managers and practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students looking for the latest research in virtual teamwork and its impact on organizational transformation.

Collaborative Convergence and Virtual Teamwork for Organizational Transformation

Author: Zhao, Jingyuan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799848922

Page: 314

View: 212

Virtual teams are work arrangements where team members are geographically dispersed and work interdependently using electronic communication media to accomplish one or more organizational tasks. Over the past several decades, there has been an explosive growth in organizational use of virtual teams to organize work. In the competitive market, virtual teams represent a growing response to the need for faster time to market, low cost, and rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Organizations are increasingly investing in virtual teams to enhance their performance and competitiveness. However, there are unsolved issues of design and implementation of collaboration technologies for virtual teams and their collaborative convergence. Collaborative Convergence and Virtual Teamwork for Organizational Transformation is an innovative collection of research that analyzes and discusses successful organizational transformation that requires a holistic understanding of the issues linked to team and workplaces, communication and integration, technological barriers, and sociocultural factors. The chapters highlight topics such as collaboration technologies in virtual teamwork, collaboration technologies’ impact on organizational transformation, as well as web-based tools, collaborative learning tools, group decision support systems, workflow automation systems, and more. This book is ideally intended for business professionals, managers and practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students looking for the latest research in virtual teamwork and its impact on organizational transformation.

Virtual Teams Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age

As a place to begin, read the e-mail guidelines below from one organization, and note that although there is not a single item on the entire list that is a ...

Virtual Teams  Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age

Author: Terri R. Kurtzberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440828385

Page: 212

View: 207

To advance in today's workplace requires virtual team skills. Most individuals assume their face-to-face skills will translate, but competency with virtual communication and teamwork requires an entirely new set of skills. This book guides readers down the path to success. • Explains how virtual communication has significantly changed the way people interact and rewritten many aspects of the "rulebook" on how business is done • Defines how team dynamics change when the interaction shifts from in-person to electronic and how to correct for these tendencies to avoid unintended offense or misunderstanding • Instructs readers on building trust, addressing fairness, and dealing with conflict in an online environment • Provides relevant, instructive anecdotes based on the experiences of dozens of managers, allowing readers to learn from their real-world successes (and disasters)

Encyclopedia of E Collaboration

Many organizations are using “virtual teams” of people working across space and time as an organizational structure to enhance organizational flexibility ...

Encyclopedia of E Collaboration

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599040018

Page: 750

View: 278

"This encyclopedia provides the most comprehensive compilation of information on the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, their behavioral impact on individuals and groups, and theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technology and behavioral patterns. It delivers indispensable content to libraries and researchers looking to develop programs of investigation into the use of e-collaboration"--Provided by publisher.

Virtual Collaboration HBR 20 Minute Manager Series

Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic.

Virtual Collaboration  HBR 20 Minute Manager Series

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633691489

Page: 144

View: 776

Working remotely gives you flexibility and independence. But it can pose challenges when you need to team up with colleagues or coworkers. Virtual Collaboration covers the basics of working productively--and collaboratively--from anywhere. You’ll learn to: Communicate clearly over a variety of media Bond with colleagues across the wires Keep others--and yourself--accountable Avoid and mitigate tech glitches Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives--from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.

Advancing Collaborative Knowledge Environments New Trends in E Collaboration

New Trends in E-Collaboration Kock, Ned ... or resistance to it, is a main concern for the design of interorganizational virtual researchenvironments.

Advancing Collaborative Knowledge Environments  New Trends in E Collaboration

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613504608

Page: 318

View: 298

"This book discusses the latest findings in knowledge-intensive, collaborative environments, focusing on frameworks and solutions for improving collaboration online"--Provided by publisher.