Workplace e-Collaboration in Practice: Practice Guidelines for Implementing e-Collaboration in Organizations

Workplace e-Collaboration in Practice: Practice Guidelines for Implementing e-Collaboration in Organizations

David Mayrhofer (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) and Andrea Back (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-285-5.ch002
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Abstract

This chapter delivers results of ongoing research activities regarding workplace e-collaboration and is based on theoretical findings, analysis of software tools, as well as findings from a research project at the University of St. Gallen. The main objective of this chapter is to present theoretical foundations as well as practical implications for implementing workplace e-collaboration in organizations. After providing an overview of the state-of-the-art, background and need for action, a holistic model for e-collaboration is presented. Based upon this model, technological functionalities to be found in software tools for e-collaboration will be elaborated, described and categorized. Additionally, cultural and organizational aspects to be taken into consideration for e-collaborating team leaders and members will be defined and analyzed, both from a theoretical as well as from a practical point of view. Finally, findings from evaluating the elaborated model will be presented and the chapter concludes with a general discussion and future trends.

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Acknowledgments
Michelle W.L. Fong
Chapter 1
Farhad Daneshgar, Pradeep Ray, Fethi Rabhi, Hala Skaf-Molli, Pascal Molli, Claude Godart
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Chapter 2
David Mayrhofer, Andrea Back
This chapter delivers results of ongoing research activities regarding workplace e-collaboration and is based on theoretical findings, analysis of... Sample PDF
Workplace e-Collaboration in Practice: Practice Guidelines for Implementing e-Collaboration in Organizations
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Chapter 3
Frank Goethals, Jacques Vandenbulcke, Wilfried Lemahieu
The Web services paradigm promises well for the future of Business-to-Business integration (B2Bi). Currently, however, this paradigm is still in its... Sample PDF
Using Web Services in Business-to-Business Integration
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Ramesh Subramanian, Brian Goodman
Peer-to-peer (or “P2P”) computing has aggressively moved to the center-stage of the computing field in recent years. “P2P computing” emphasizes the... Sample PDF
Peer-to-Peer Corporate Resource Sharing and Distribution with Mesh
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Norbert Gronau
Regarding the growing task distribution in the area of design and product development (engineering), the idea of communities gets more importance... Sample PDF
Collaborative Engineering Communities- Architecture and Integration Approaches
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Jinyoul Lee, Mike (Tae-In) Eom, Bonn-Oh Kim
This chapter investigates strategic use of virtual organizations in the context of the new premise, desocialization. Desocialization refers to the... Sample PDF
Strategic Use of Virtual Organization
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Jan Frick
This chapter describes two successful virtual organizations and tries to extract features that may have a role in their success. The first, TESA, is... Sample PDF
Successful Virtual Organizations as Collaboration Networks: Descriptions and Experiences from Two Norwegian Examples
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Jerzy Kisielnicki
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Virtualization as a Process of Transformation of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Global Virtual Organization
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Chapter 9
Michelle W.L. Fong
The Internet has brought a new dimension to the way we communicate and exchange information and collaborate in work processes. Although this medium... Sample PDF
Impact of Activities in the Virtual Environment
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T. Lertrusdachakul, A. Taguchi, T. Aoki, H. Yasuda
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Georg Peters, Tobias Lang, Mike Lie
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E-School Administration Systems
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