E-Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance: Current and Future Trends

E-Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance: Current and Future Trends

Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 434
ISBN13: 9781609604660|ISBN10: 1609604660|EISBN13: 9781609604684|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-466-0


As modern electronic communication devices and technologies continue to evolve, the discipline of e-collaboration becomes an increasingly significant area of study.

E-Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance: Current and Future Trends reviews recent advances in the e-collaboration discipline with a focus on virtual teams, firm performance, social capital formation, and Web-based communities. This inclusive reference provides solutions, suggestions, and best practices for organizational and individual collaboration.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative Business
  • Cross-Company Electronic Collaboration
  • Efficient Virtual Teams
  • Impact of E-Collaboration on Firm Performance
  • Internationalization of Online Professional Communities
  • Leader Delegation in Virtual Software Teams
  • Research Advances in Electronic Collaboration
  • Social Technologies and Social Capital Formation
  • Use of Wikis to Enhance E-Collaboration
  • Web-Based Knowledge Communities

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Table of Contents
Ned Kock
Chapter 1
James B. Pick, Nicholas C. Romano, Narcyz Roztocki
This article has the objectives to discuss the background for the two special issues of International Journal of e-Collaboration on electronic... Sample PDF
Synthesizing the Research Advances in Electronic Collaboration: Theoretical Frameworks
Chapter 2
Martin Yuecheng Yu, Karl R. Lang, Nanda Kumar
We report on an empirical investigation of the internationalization of an online community of practice situated in academe and which fosters among... Sample PDF
Internationalization of Online Professional Communities: An Empirical Investigation of AIS-ISWorld
Chapter 3
Florian Heidecke, Andrea Back
Multinational pharmaceutical companies are facing the challenge of finding the right balance between local responsiveness and global integration. A... Sample PDF
A Reference Model for E-Collaboration within the Dispersed Sales Force Training Process in Multinational Companies
Chapter 4
Suling Zhang, Marilyn Tremaine, Rich Egan, Allen Milewski, Patrick O’Sullivan, Jerry Fjermestad
Virtual teams are an important work structure in software development projects. However, little is known about what constitutes effective virtual... Sample PDF
Occurrence and Effects of Leader Delegation in Virtual Software Teams
Chapter 5
Namchul Shin
While the importance of IT coupled with organizational changes for business performance has been widely discussed in the information systems (IS)... Sample PDF
Information Technology and Diversification: How Their Relationship Affects Firm Performance
Chapter 6
Ilsang Ko, Lorne Olfman, Sujeong Choi
We assessed the effects of electronic collaboration using inter-organizational information systems (IOIS) on firm performance, particularly between... Sample PDF
The Impacts of Electronic Collaboration and Information Exploitation Capability on Firm Performance: Focusing on Suppliers using Buyer-Dominated Inter-Organizational Information Systems
Chapter 7
Maria Madlberger
With growing use of interorganizational systems, the scope of interfirm collaboration has increased considerably, particularly in the supply chain... Sample PDF
What Drives Firms to Engage in Interorganizational Information Sharing in Supply Chain Management?
Chapter 8
Mazen Ali, Sherah Kurnia, Robert B. Johnston
Inter-organizational Systems (IOS) cannot be adopted by any organizations in isolation from their trading partner. Their adoption requires... Sample PDF
Understanding the Progressive Nature of Inter-Organizational Systems (IOS) Adoption
Chapter 9
Bruce A. Reinig, Robert O. Briggs, Gert-Jan de Vreede
E-collaboration users tend to abandon their technology when they feel dissatisfied by their experience, even if they have been productive. It is... Sample PDF
Satisfaction as a Function of Perceived Change in Likelihood of Goal Attainment: A Cross-Cultural Study
Chapter 10
Christoph Schroth, Beat Schmid
Cross-organizational electronic collaboration is about to gain significant momentum and facilitates the emergence of a globally networked... Sample PDF
Reference Architecture for Cross-Company Electronic Collaboration
Chapter 11
Kai Riemer
E-Collaboration systems have become the backbone infrastructure to support virtual work in and across organizations. Fuelled by recent technology... Sample PDF
E-Collaboration Systems: Identification of System Classes using Cluster Analysis
Chapter 12
Kelly Burke, Jerry M Calton
E-commerce technologies—including online exchanges—focus heavily on transaction support. They are designed primarily to reduce transaction costs... Sample PDF
A Framework Describing the Relationships among Social Technologies and Social Capital Formation in Electronic Entrepreneurial Networking
Chapter 13
Hui Lin, Weiguo Fan, Zhongju Zhang
Web-based knowledge communities (WKCs) have become prevalent in recent years for individuals with similar interests to collectively engage in... Sample PDF
A Qualitative Study of Web-Based Knowledge Communities: Examining Success Factors
Chapter 14
Anand Simha, Rajiv Kishore
Information technology has radically altered corporate structures and the way work is transacted in corporate organizations. Firms are seeking to... Sample PDF
Use of Wikis for Enhancing E-Collaboration in Geographically-Dispersed Environments
Chapter 15
Peter Rittgen
The collaborative design of business and information systems touches a number of issues that lie within the realm of different research areas. It... Sample PDF
Collaborative Design of Business and Information Systems
Chapter 16
Ying Chieh Liu
Although virtual teams have been widely utilized nowadays, social relationships are considered highly problematic within virtual teams. This study... Sample PDF
An Empirical Study of Building Social Relationships within Virtual Teams
Chapter 17
S.J.B.A. Hoppenbrouwers, H. Weigand, E.A.J.A. Rouwette
In our search for better understanding and support of the activities constituting collaborative modeling processes, we have developed a framework... Sample PDF
Exploring Dialogue Games for Collaborative Modeling
Chapter 18
Frank Fuchs-Kittowski, Daniel Faust
The design and evolution of an enterprise architecture (EA) is a challenging and complex task. A participative approach to collaborative EA... Sample PDF
Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Design and Development with a Semantic Collaboration Tool
Chapter 19
Joel H. Helquist, John Krus, Jay Nunamaker
This chapter presents an exploratory examination of the impact of synchronicity and quantity of brainstorming ideas on the ability of a group to... Sample PDF
Participant-Driven Approach to Autonomously Cluster Brainstorming Ideas
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ned Kock is a professor of Information Systems and the Director of the Collaborative for International Technology Studies, in the Sanchez School of Business, at Texas A&M International University. He holds degrees in electronics engineering (B.E.E.), computer science (M.S.), and management information systems (Ph.D.). Ned has authored and edited several books, including the bestselling Systems Analysis and Design Fundamentals: A Business Process Redesign Approach. Ned has published his research in a number of high-impact journals including Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions (various), Information & Management, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the AIS, MIS Quarterly, and Organization Science. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of e-Collaboration, Associate Editor of the Journal of Systems and Information Technology, and Associate Editor for Information Systems of the journal IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. His research interests include e-collaboration, human evolution, action research, ethical and legal issues in technology research and management, and business process improvement.