Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration Approaches and Technologies

Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration Approaches and Technologies

Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 299
ISBN13: 9781466620209|ISBN10: 146662020X|EISBN13: 9781466620216|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2020-9

Description

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.

Topics Covered

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

  • Comprehensive reviews of previous studies on e-collaboration technologies
  • Design and evaluation of asynchronous learning networks (ALNs)
  • Design and evaluation of intelligent e-collaboration technologies
  • E-collaboration technologies impact knowledge management
  • E-collaboration technologies impact on individuals and society
  • E-collaboration technologies support for quality certification programs
  • E-collaboration technologies support for the creation of virtual teams
  • Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools
  • Web-based chat tools

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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.