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|Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations
Ephraim Nikoi, Kwasi Boateng.
Although organizational decision-making can be very complex, the understanding of technology applications is significant in not only determining the usefulness of virtual groups in organizations, but also in the designing of electronic collaborative activities.
Collaborative Communication Processes...
Enterprise Knowledge Preservation and Management
Charalampos Chelmis, Vikram Sorathia, Viktor K. Prasanna.
The decision making process in organizations is constantly evolving with expanding geographical boundaries and ever-changing technology landscape. A major part of decisions and deliberations now typically takes place in collaboration platforms like emails, enterprise social networks, discussion...
Replacing Proprietary Software with Open Source Software: Implications
Most companies face high expenditures and numerous challenges in today’s competitive industrial environment where cost of technology can be an extra burden. To address these challenges, businesses can use Open Source Software (OSS). Even though OSS provides many benefits, including high-quality...
Fostering Social Innovation through E-Collaboration
Increasing awareness in social problems and the high complexity of social challenges has boosted social innovation efforts in recent years. Social innovation refers to new and innovative solutions to social problems that create social value, involve public good, and affect the society, mostly developed...
Challenge and Complexity of Virtual Team Management
Edward T. Chen.
To thrive in our global economy, businesses must continually seek ways to maintain a competitive advantage by supplying the market with innovative and effective products and services. To do this, barriers of space and time must be overcome, conventional business processes must be enhanced, and customer...
Managing Effectively in Virtual Work Contexts: An Empirical Study
Pamela L. Morris, Stacey L. Connaughton.
This chapter offers an empirical examination of supervisory behaviors perceived to be effective in a virtual office setting. The study presented in this chapter is driven by a general research question: What behaviors are perceived to be effective when managing individuals virtually? To address this...
Technology Imperative in Managerial Decision-Making
Decisions can make or mar an organization. Decision-making is a multifaceted and intricate process. This process becomes even more complicated and complex when it comes to organizations, especially in this competitive world. Today, decisions are made not only under uncertainty, with available and/or...
Leading Global Virtual Teams: The Supporting Role of Trust and Team Cognition
Alicia M. Phebus, Beth Gitlin, Marissa L. Shuffler, Jessica L. Wildman.
Given the recent focus on team process and outcome improvements, shared leadership is a promising avenue of research for Global Virtual Teams (GVTs) in terms of its potentially mitigating effects on performance decrements often associated with virtual teamwork. However, effective shared team leadership...
Promoting Critical Thinking in Virtual Teams: A Dialogic Approach
Effective decision-making in a virtual environment is becoming increasingly important as more and more organizations introduce virtual teams into their global businesses. Critical thinking is a reflective practice that has been suggested to enhance the quality of group decision-making in organizations...
Decision Making and Decision Support Within New Product Development
Bart MacCarthy, Robert Pasley.
There is an extensive literature on new product and process development (NPD). However, the analysis of decision making and decision support requirements in this area is less well researched. Here we discuss decision making in the context of NPD and identify decision types and decision attributes...
Decision-Making in Organizations: A Case Study of the Use of GDSS in University Planning
Kathleen M. Golden, Patricia P. Pineo.
The use of a collaborative decision-making model has been shown to produce more creative solutions and to increase the size of the stakeholder pool, as well as increase the commitment of stakeholders to final decisions. This study combines the research in group decision-making using the functional...
Promoting Critical Thinking in Virtual Teams: Lessons from the Higher Education Sector
Francesco Sofo, Michelle Sofo.
This chapter aims to raise awareness in leaders and practitioners on how critical thinking is embedded within the performance of virtual teams. The increasingly important nexus between critical thinking and team performance is demonstrated within the specific context of the virtual environment. The...
A Web-based Learner-Controlled Adaptive Group Formation Technique
Alexandros Papadimitriou, Maria Grigoriadou, Georgios Gyftodimos.
This paper presents the learner-controlled adaptive group formation technique offered by the web-based adaptive educational hypermedia system MATHEMA. More specifically, this paper describes why we take into consideration the group effectiveness, concerning the concrete-abstract dimension of learners'...
Business Process Design Meets Business Practices Through Enterprise Patterns: A Case Study
Carmelo Ardito, Ugo Barchetti, Antonio Capodieci, Annalisa Guido, Luca Mainetti.
Every day companies deal with internal problems in order to manage human resources during the execution of business processes. The ability to quickly identify and rapidly apply effective business practices to recurring problems becomes crucial in order to improve the efficiency of the organization. To...
Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration Approaches and Technologies
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...
An Exploratory Study of How Technology Supports Communication in Multilingual Groups
Milam Aiken, Jianfeng Wang, Linwu Gu, Joseph Paolillo.
In this paper, the authors study how new technology can support multilingual groups. Their results show that no significant difference was found between group members’ comprehension of contributed comments and their stated minimum acceptable understanding. However, comprehension of relevant comments...