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Identity and Leadership in Virtual Communities: Establishing Credibility and Influence
Reference Book
Dona J. Hickey (University of Richmond, USA), Joe Essid (University of Richmond, USA)
Copyright © 2014.
The presence and ubiquity of the internet continues to transform the way in which we identify ourselves and others both online and offline. The development of...
Educational, Psychological, and Behavioral Considerations in Niche Online Communities
Reference Book
Vivek Venkatesh (Concordia University, Canada), Jason Wallin (University of Alberta, Canada), Juan Carlos Castro (Concordia University, Canada), Jason Edward Lewis (Concordia University, Canada)
Copyright © 2014.
Online communities continue to evolve as more people take on a virtual presence. This shift in online communities and the diversity of individuals populating the...
Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications
Reference Book
Harrison Hao Yang (State University of New York at Oswego, USA), Shuyan Wang (The University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
Copyright © 2013.
Technology-enriched online settings provide new ways to support lifelong learning. Learners can interact with other learners, gain from their experiences, and then...
Immersive Environments, Augmented Realities, and Virtual Worlds: Assessing Future Trends in Education
Reference Book
Steven D’Agustino (Fordham University, USA)
Copyright © 2013.
Technology has had direct impact on education in increasing the way that society continues to learn. Applications of immersive environments, virtual worlds, and...
Studies in Virtual Communities, Blogs, and Modern Social Networking: Measurements, Analysis, and Investigations
Reference Book
Subhasish Dasgupta (George Washington University, USA)
Copyright © 2013.
Social networks are a nearly universal element of modern, information-driven societies, one that presents many opportunities and advantages—and challenges and...
Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environments
Reference Book
Harrison Hao Yang (State University of New York at Oswego, USA), Steve Chi-Yin Yuen (The Univeristy of Southern Mississippi, USA)
Copyright © 2012.
Researchers and educators are increasingly interested in how virtual worlds allow users to interact, play, learn, do business, share, and collaborate in an online...
E-Health Communities and Online Self-Help Groups: Applications and Usage
Reference Book
Åsa Smedberg (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2012.
E-health communities, also called Web-based health communities, have become popular arenas for support and sharing of experience, knowledge and advice among...
Virtual Worlds and Metaverse Platforms: New Communication and Identity Paradigms
Reference Book
Nelson Zagalo (University of Minho, Portugal), Leonel Morgado (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Quinta de Prados, Portugal), Ana Boa-Ventura (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Copyright © 2012.
While metaverse platforms are no longer a novel topic, they still pose challenges for the adaption of conventional research methodologies and communication...
Virtual Community Building and the Information Society: Current and Future Directions
Reference Book
Christo El Morr (York University, Canada), Pierre Maret (Université St. Etienne, France)
Copyright © 2012.
Emergent technologies, including ambient intelligence and pervasive computing, promise a considerable advance in the way people use virtual communities, and new...
Virtual Community Participation and Motivation: Cross-Disciplinary Theories
Reference Book
Honglei Li (Northumbria University)
Copyright © 2012.
With the power to gather people with similar interests together, virtual communities have gained attention by not only practitioners, but researchers, as well....
Handbook of Research on Methods and Techniques for Studying Virtual Communities: Paradigms and Phenomena 2 (Vols.)
Reference Book
Ben Kei Daniel (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Copyright © 2011.
Over the last decade, virtual communities have evolved from massive experimental, educational, technological, business, and social environments to experiential and...
Metaplasticity in Virtual Worlds: Aesthetics and Semantic Concepts
Reference Book
Gianluca Mura (Politecnico di Milano University, Italy)
Copyright © 2011.
The concept of virtual worlds is strongly related to the current innovations of new media communication.  As such, it is increasingly imperative to understand the...
Virtual Communities: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications
Reference Book
Information Resources Management Association (USA)
Copyright © 2011.
Virtual communities have the potential to revolutionize all aspects of modern life, as individuals and groups conduct a significant amount of business and personal...
Law and Order in Virtual Worlds: Exploring Avatars, Their Ownership and Rights
Reference Book
Angela Adrian (University of Bournemouth, UK)
Copyright © 2010.
As virtual worlds increase in their depth and number, evolving into virtual communities with separate rules and expectations, they are often brought into conflict...
Communication, Relationships and Practices in Virtual Work
Reference Book
Shawn Long (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Organizations are rapidly shifting the way that individuals conceptualize, participate, and engage in work. A significant change is how organizations are...
Examining Tensions in Telework Policies
Book Chapter
Jennifer L. Gibbs (Rutgers University, USA), Craig R. Scott (Rutgers University, USA), Young Hoon Kim (Rutgers University, USA), Sun Kyong Lee (Rutgers University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter examines workplace policies related to virtual work, with a specific focus on telework policies. Such policies are important to successful telework in...
Communication, Structural Links, and Conflict in Three Inter-Organizational Virtual Collaborations
Book Chapter
Tyler R. Harrison (Purdue University, USA), Elizabeth A. Williams (Purdue University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Conflict is just as common in virtual teams as it is in collocated teams. However little is known about the process of conflict in these teams. The study presented...
Online Teaching as Virtual Work in the New (Political) Economy
Book Chapter
Roy Schwartzman (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA), David Carlone (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Online teaching and learning has been adopted throughout higher education with minimal critical attention to the challenges it poses to traditional definitions of...
The Ethical Implications of the Virtual Work Environment
Book Chapter
Rachel N. Byers (Byers, Byers, and Associates P.C.)
Copyright © 2010.
Ethical issues due to the following four major factors inherent to virtual work are examined: (1) organizational culture, (2) trust, (3) cross-cultural diversity...
The Electronic Panopticon : Organizational Surveillance in Virtual Work
Book Chapter
Shawn D. Long (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Richie A. Goodman (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Chase Clow (Arizona State University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter explores the role of surveillance in virtual work. With the modern societal shift as well as the increased global market, working virtually is...
Virtual Team Identity Construction and Boundary Maintenance
Book Chapter
Huiyan Zhang (Schouten China, People’s Republic of China), Marshall Scott Poole (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter reports the results of a multiple case study which investigated how virtual teams appropriated multiple media to facilitate the construction of group...
Temporary Virtual Teams: An Empirical Examination of Team Development
Book Chapter
Stacey L. Connaughton (Purdue University, USA), Elizabeth A. Williams (Purdue University, USA), Jennifer S. Linvill (Purdue University, USA), Elizabeth J. O’Connor (Purdue University, USA), Troy Hayes (Ingersoll-Rand plc., USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Temporary virtual teams are common organizing forms across industries and sectors, and their members often span national, functional, and other boundaries. Many...
Status and Influence Processes in Virtual Teams and Mobile Collaborations
Book Chapter
Elizabeth C. Ravlin (University of South Carolina, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Communication between members of decision-making teams has long been known to be strongly influenced by member status. However, we still know relatively little...
Sense of Community in Professional Virtual Communities
Book Chapter
Anita Blanchard (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), David A. Askay (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Katherine A. Frear (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Sense of virtual community (feelings of identity, belonging, and attachment) is an essential component of virtual communities. In this chapter, we develop a model...
Virtual Mentoring
Book Chapter
Narissra Maria Punyanunt-Carter (Texas Tech University, USA), Emilio S. Hernandez (Texas Tech University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
With the proliferation of information technology and its saturation within homes, classrooms, and organizations, the traditional landscape of mentoring...

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