Kirk St. Amant

Kirk St.Amant is an Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication and of International Studies at East Carolina University.

Publications

Leadership in Globally Distributed Virtual Teams: Redefining the Qualities of an Effective Leader and Strategies for Effective Management
Madelyn Flammia, Kirk St.Amant. © 2014. 18 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to introduce readers to various factors that can affect the management of international virtual teams. In examining this topic, the authors provide...
Leadership in Globally Distributed Virtual Teams: Redefining the Qualities of an Effective Leader and Strategies for Effective Management
Madelyn Flammia, Kirk St.Amant. © 2014. 18 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to introduce readers to various factors that can affect the management of international virtual teams. In examining this topic, the authors provide...
Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments
Kirk St.Amant, Sigrid Kelsey. © 2012. 542 pages.
Over one billion people access the Internet worldwide, and new problems of language, security, and culture accompany this new excess in access. Computer-Mediated Communication...
Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education
Sigrid Kelsey, Kirk St. Amant. © 2012. 324 pages.
While the majority of Internet users reside in industrialized nations, online access in the developing world has risen rapidly in recent years. As emerging technologies...
IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Kirk St.Amant. © 2010. 2511 pages.
Examining the ideas and approaches necessary in deciding to outsource services and functions is a crucial assessment for any company. IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies...
Open Source and Outsourcing: A Perspective on Software use and Professional Practices Related to International Outsourcing Activities
Kirk St. Amant. © 2010. 17 pages.
This chapter examines the role of open source software (OSS) in international outsourcing practices that involve the transfer of knowledge work from one nation to another....
The Role of Rhetoric in Localization and Offshoring
Kirk St. Amant. © 2010. 8 pages.
Globalization is increasingly integrating the world’s economies and societies. Now, products created in one nation are often marketed to a range of international consumers....
International Outsourcing, Personal Data, and Cyber Terrorism: Approaches for Oversight
Kirk St. Amant. © 2010. 9 pages.
An individual’s personal information can be a valuable commodity to terrorists. With such data, terrorists can engage in a variety of illicit activities including creating false...
Grey Market Informatics
Kirk St. Amant. © 2010. 7 pages.
International outsourcing often involves virtual communities in which globally dispersed co-workers use online media to collaborate on projects. Such virtual work communities are...
International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP)
Antonio Pecchia. Est. 2009.
The International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP) publishes high-quality peer-reviewed and original research articles on the large field of open source...
Teaching Culture and Communication with Online Media
Kirk St. Amant. © 2009. 9 pages.
As international online access grows, students are increasingly participating in a global community. Cultural groups, however, can have different perspectives on how to...
International Digital Studies Approach for Examining International Online Interactions
Kirk St. Amant. © 2009. 5 pages.
As global access to the Internet increases, so does the potential for miscommunication in international online interactions (IOIs). Unfortunately, many models for examining...
Interacting Effectively in International Virtual Offices
Kirk St. Amant. © 2009. 7 pages.
Communication technologies are continually changing ideas of the “office.” One of the most interesting of these developments is the virtual office—a setting where individuals in...
The Role of Rhetoric in Localization and Offshoring
Kirk St. Amant. © 2009. 8 pages.
Globalization is increasingly integrating the world’s economies and societies. Now, products created in one nation are often marketed to a range of international consumers....
Open Source and Outsourcing: A Perspective on Software Use and Professional Practices Related to International Outsourcing Activities
Kirk St. Amant. © 2009. 17 pages.
This chapter examines the role of open source software (OSS) in international outsourcing practices that involve the transfer of knowledge work from one nation to another....
Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication
Sigrid Kelsey, Kirk St.Amant. © 2008. 1130 pages.
Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and...
Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
Pavel Zemliansky, Kirk St.Amant. © 2008. 768 pages.
At one time, the office was a physical place, and employees congregated in the same location to work together on projects. The advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web...
Expanding E-Commerce into E-Ducation
Kirk St. Amant. © 2008. 5 pages.
The fall of the Soviet Union created a series of new economic situations in Eastern Europe. Soviet-style Communism quickly gave way to a radical and unbridled form of capitalism...
Open Source and Outsourcing: A Perspective on Software Use and Professional Practices Related to International Outsourcing Activities
Kirk St. Amant. © 2008. 17 pages.
This chapter examines the role of open source software (OSS) in international outsourcing practices that involve the transfer of knowledge work from one nation to another....
Handbook of Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives
Kirk St.Amant, Brian Still. © 2007. 766 pages.
The Handbook of Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives is one of the few texts to combine OSS in public and private sector activities...
Linguistic and Cultural Online Communication Issues in the Global Age
Kirk St.Amant. © 2007. 362 pages.
International online access has grown rapidly in recent years with the number of global Internet users skyrocketing. The most astounding growth, however, is taking place in...
Internal Cultural Barriers to E-Commerce Implementation: A Case Study of How Ineffective Leadership Doomed XYZ's Online Transaction System
Brian Still, Kirk St. Amant. © 2006. 23 pages.
This case study examines the impact of organizational culture on an e-commerce application. In examining the failed efforts of a Minnesota (MN), USA organization, XYZ, to design...
Cyber Rhetoric and Online Ethos
Kirk St. Amant. © 2006. 5 pages.
Online media often create new communication situations. That is, few formal rules govern cyberspace exchanges. For this reason, participants in online forums must often develop...
Open Source and Outsourcing: A Perspective on Software Use and Professional Practices Related to International Outsourcing Activities
Kirk St. Amant. © 2006. 19 pages.
This chapter examines the role of open source software (OSS) in international outsourcing practices that involve the transfer of knowledge work from one nation to another....
Internet-Based Workplace Communications: Industry and Academic Applications
Kirk St.Amant, Pavel Zemliansky. © 2005. 350 pages.
Internet-Based Workplace Communications: Industry and Academic Applications examines the different ways in which online media are becoming a part of and affecting educational and...
A Rhetorical Perspective on Localization and International Outsourcing
Kirk St. Amant. © 2005. 5 pages.
Globalization is increasingly integrating the economies and the societies of the world. Now, products created in one nation are often marketed to a wide range of international...
Expanding E-Commerce into E-Ducation
Kirk St. Amant. © 2005. 4 pages.
The fall of the Soviet Union created a series of new economic situations in Eastern Europe. Soviet-style Communism quickly gave way to a radical and unbridled form of capitalism...
Teaching Culture and Communication with Online Media
Kirk St. Amant. © 2005. 9 pages.
As international online access grows, students are increasingly participating in a global community. Cultural groups, however, can have different perspectives on how to...
International Digital Studies Approach for Examining International Online Interactions
Kirk St. Amant. © 2005. 5 pages.
As global access to the Internet increases, so does the potential for miscommunication in international online interactions (IOIs). Unfortunately, many models for examining...
International Virtual Offices
Kirk St. Amant. © 2005. 6 pages.
Communication technologies are continually expanding our ideas of the office into cyberspace environments. One result of this expansion is the international virtual office (IVO)...
International Digital Studies: A Research Approaches for Examining International Online Interactions
Kirk St. Amant. © 2004. 21 pages.
The constant diffusion of online communication technology increasingly allows individuals from different cultural backgrounds to communicate with each other directly and quickly....
Success in the International Virtual Office
Kirk St. Amant. © 2001. 20 pages.
The advent of technologies such as company e-mail systems and corporate intranets has expanded the office to include co-workers from various national and cultural backgrounds....