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Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements: Contemporary Issues and Implications

Release Date: February, 2009. Copyright © 2009. 396 pages.
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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-110-0, ISBN13: 9781605661100, ISBN10: 1605661104, EISBN13: 9781605661117
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Description

Virtual team leadership and collaborative engineering bring teams, product engineering, and processes into the 21st century through the use of e-collaboration technologies. These powerful tools accomplish work efficiently and effectively, whether communication takes place only through e-collaboration technologies or in combination with face-to-face interaction.

Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements: Contemporary Issues and Implications addresses a range of e-collaboration topics, with emphasis on two particularly challenging ones: virtual team leadership and collaborative engineering. With contributing authors among the most accomplished e-collaboration, virtual team leadership, and collaborative engineering researchers in the world today, this book presents a blend of conceptual, theoretical, and applied chapters creating a publication that will serve both academics and practitioners.

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Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Chapter 1
David Gefen, Nitza Geri, Narasimha Paravastu
The differences among peoples and how their respective culture and history may affect their adoption of information and communication technologies... Sample PDF
Vive la Différence: Communicating Across Cultural Boundaries in Cross-Gender Online Collaborative Discussions
$37.50
Chapter 2
Lior Fink
This chapter develops an organizational view of the roles and impacts of e-collaboration. Drawing on the dynamic capabilities perspective... Sample PDF
Toward an Organizational View of E-Collaboration
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Chapter 3
Patricia McManus, Susan Standing, Craig Standing, Heikki Karjaluoto
Mobile services (m-services) have become an important part of the e-commerce landscape. Although research has been conducted on which services... Sample PDF
The Drivers for the Adoption and Use of M-Services: A Consumer Perspective
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Chapter 4
Ned Kock, Pedro Antunes
Much of the funding for research and development initiatives in the area of e-collaboration comes from government agencies in various countries.... Sample PDF
A Comparative Analysis of E-Collaboration Research Funding in the European Union and the United States
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Chapter 5
Kathryn R. Wickham, Joseph B. Walther
While considerable research has explored perceptions of groups and members in computer-mediated communication (CMC), and leadership behaviors in... Sample PDF
Perceived Behaviors of Emergent and Assigned Leaders in Virtual Groups
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Chapter 6
Halbana Tarmizi, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Ilze Zigurs
Organizations have the potential to achieve advantage through communities of practice (COPs) initiatives. However, establishing and sustaining COPs... Sample PDF
Supporting Facilitators in Communities of Practice via Design and Technology
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Chapter 7
Laura A. Hambley, Thomas A. O’Neill, Theresa J.B. Kline
The purpose of this study was to improve the understanding of virtual team leadership occurring within existing virtual teams in a range of... Sample PDF
Virtual Team Leadership: Perspectives from the Field
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Chapter 8
Herbert Remidez Jr., Antonie Stam, James M. Laffey
Teams whose interactions might be mediated entirely via Internet-based communication, virtual teams, are emerging as commonplace in business... Sample PDF
Web-Based Template-Driven Communication Support Systems: Using Shadow Net Workspace to Support Trust Development in Virtual Teams
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Chapter 9
Udo Konradt, Julia E. Hoch
In this study we examined the perceived importance of line managers and middle managers in virtual teams, and what work roles and leadership... Sample PDF
Exploring the Virtual Team Leaders' Perspective: Efficient Work Roles and Leadership Functions
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Chapter 10
Johannes Glückler, Gregor Schrott
This article explores the structural foundations of leadership and performance in virtual project teams. In an experimental business case, the... Sample PDF
Leadership and Performance in Virtual Teams: Exploring Brokerage in Electronic Communication
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Chapter 11
Walter Rodriguez, Janusz Zalewski, Elias Kirche
This paper presents a new concept for supporting electronic collaboration, operations, and relationships among trading partners in the value chain... Sample PDF
Intelligent Agents for Supporting Supply Chain Collaborative Technologies
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Chapter 12
Fredrik Elgh, Staffan Sunnersjö
Many companies base their business strategy on customized products with a high level of variety and continuous functional improvements. For... Sample PDF
Collaborative Engineering for Enhanced Producibility by Ontology-Based Integration of Design and Production
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Chapter 13
Vladimir Tarasov, Kurt Sandkuhl, Magnus Lundqvist
Collaborative design in dispersed groups of engineers creates various kinds of challenges to technology, organization and social environment. This... Sample PDF
An Ontology-Based Competence Model for Collaborative Design
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Chapter 14
Magnus Löfstrand
Developing service-laden products in a virtual extended enterprise implies a wider distribution of resources and product development (PD) team... Sample PDF
Functional Product Development Challenges Collaborative Work Practices
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Chapter 15
Ned Kock
Traditionally management schools of thought that emphasize certain types of work structures usually appear earlier than information technologies... Sample PDF
Managing Operational Business Processes with Web-Based Information Technologies
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Chapter 16
Jan Goossenaerts, Frank Possel-Dölken, Keith Popplewell
New challenges result from the virtualization and distribution of product development activities. This article analyzes problems of cooperative... Sample PDF
Vision, Trends, Gaps and a Broad Roadmap for Future Engineering
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Chapter 17
Ned Kock, Vanessa Garza
This chapter reviews theoretical research on e-communication behavior, identifying two main types of theories: technological and social. Based on... Sample PDF
The Ape that Used E-Mail: An Evolutionary Perspective on E-Communication Behavior
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Chapter 18
Julie E. Kendall
What constitutes regional commerce? What creates and enhances a regional identity? In the United States, regions can be quite large and may even... Sample PDF
Metaphors for E-Collaboration: Nonprofit Theatre Web Presence
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Chapter 19
Jeffrey Wong, Kevin Dow, Ofir Turel, Alexander Serenko
E-mail is a critical component of most e-collaborative environments. This chapter describes an application of the American Customer Satisfaction... Sample PDF
User Satisfaction with E-Collaborative Systems
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Chapter 20
Anita Blanchard
This study examines how a Listserv affects its members’ sense of community (SOC) with the sponsoring organization. It was expected that the Listserv... Sample PDF
Organizational Sense of Community and Listserv Use: Examining the Roles of Knowledge and Face-to-Face Interaction
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Chapter 21
Agile IT Outsourcing  (pages 299-314)
Boris Roussev
Agile methods are lightweight, iterative software development frameworks used predominantly on small and mid-sized software development projects.... Sample PDF
Agile IT Outsourcing
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Chapter 22
Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi
The management of virtual projects is fundamentally different from that of traditional projects. Furthermore, the research in this area comes from... Sample PDF
Applying Pattern Theory in the Effective Management of Virtual Projects
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This book addresses a range of e-collaboration topics, with emphasis on two particularly challenging ones: virtual team leadership, and collaborative engineering.

– Ned Kock, Texas A&M International University, USA
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Topics Covered

  • Adoption and use of m-services
  • Agile IT outsourcing
  • Collaborative engineering advancements
  • Collaborative engineering for enhanced productivity
  • Collaborative work practices
  • Communication support systems
  • Comparative analysis of e-collaboration research funding
  • Cross-gender online collaborative discussions
  • E-communication behavior
  • Leaders in virtual groups
  • Metaphors for e-collaboration
  • Ontology-based integration of design and production
  • Organizational sense of community and listserv use
  • Organizational view of e-collaboration
  • Pattern theory in management of virtual projects
  • Performance in virtual teams
  • Supply chain collaborative technologies
  • Supporting facilitators in communities of practice
  • Trust development in virtual teams
  • User satisfaction with e-collaborative systems
  • Virtual team leadership
  • Web-based information technologies
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Preface

This book addresses a range of e-collaboration topics, with emphasis on two particularly challenging ones: virtual team leadership, and collaborative engineering. Virtual team leadership refers to the task of leading teams using e-collaboration technologies to accomplish work efficiently and effectively; whether communication takes place only through e-collaboration technologies or in combination with face-to-face interaction. Collaborative engineering is a broad and emerging concept, and generally refers to the task of engineering new processes and products using e-collaboration technologies; again, with or without resorting to face-to-face interaction. The book also addresses issues related to e-collaborative production and delivery of goods and services in the context of operational business processes.

The book is organized in four main sections – Section I: Emerging Issues and Debate; Section II: Virtual Team Leadership; Section III: Collaborative Production and Engineering; and Section IV: Advanced Conceptual and Theoretical Issues. Each section contains several chapters written by experts. In Section I a range of emerging e-collaboration topics are discussed, setting the stage for the next two sections, which are the core sections of the book. Those two core sections then explore in more detail the topics of virtual team leadership, and collaborative production and engineering. The fourth and final section discusses advanced conceptual and theoretical issues related to the topics covered in the previous sections. Most of the chapters in this book are revised versions of selected articles published in the International Journal of e-Collaboration. I have had the pleasure and honor of serving as Founding Editor-in-Chief of that Journal since its first issue was published in 2005.

The contributing authors are among the most accomplished researchers in the world today in the areas of e-collaboration, virtual team leadership, and collaborative engineering. I am most grateful for their hard work in connection with the development of this book, which has been a great pleasure to edit together my colleagues at IGI Global. The blend of conceptual, theoretical and applied chapters found here makes me confident that this book will serve both academics and practitioners very well. I hope that the book will stimulate further research virtual team leadership, collaborative engineering, and related e-collaboration issues. It is also my hope that this book will serve as a valuable source of ideas for managers involved in projects that rely heavily on e-collaboration technologies.

Ned Kock

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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.