Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC): 18 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Hakikur Rahman (BRAC University, Bangladesh)
ISSN: 2328-1405|EISSN: 2328-1413
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Description

The advancements of internet technologies and the creation of various social networks provide a new channel of knowledge development processes that's dependent on social networking and online communities. This emerging concept of social innovation is comprised of ideas and strategies designed to improve society.

The Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities book series serves as a forum for scholars and practitioners to present comprehensive research on the social, cultural, organizational, and human issues related to the use of virtual communities and social networking. This series will provide an analytical approach to the holistic and newly emerging concepts of online knowledge communities and social networks.

Topics Covered

  • Advanced Researches in Knowledge Communities
  • Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management
  • Application of Social Network Analysis as a Knowledge Management Tool
  • Best Practices for Mobile Computing
  • Broadband Infrastructure and the New Wireless Network Solutions
  • Business process modeling
  • Challenges of Knowledge Management
  • Citizens’ E-participation in Local Decision-Making Processes
  • Communication and Agent Technology
  • Communication and Management of Knowledge in R&D Networks
  • Communication of Knowledge in Organizations
  • Communications and the Internet
  • Community Practices
  • Conceptual Role of ICTs in Knowledge Communication and Management
  • Current State and Future Development of the Institutional Knowledge Management
  • Distributed Knowledge Management Business Cases and Experiences
  • E-capacity Building Programmes to Ensure Digital Cohesion and Improved E-Government Performance at Local Level
  • Epistemology of Knowledge Society
  • Flourishing Knowledge Creation Environments
  • Framework of a Pragmatic Conception of Knowledge
  • General Importance and Role of Knowledge Communities
  • Generation of Municipal Services in Multi-Channel Environments
  • Importance and Role of Knowledge Communities in R&D and Innovative Knowledge Creation
  • Information and Data Management
  • Information Policy Overview
  • Introduction to Mobile Computing
  • Knowledge Acquisition Systems and Networks
  • Knowledge as a Competitive Force
  • Knowledge as a Symbol/Model of Development
  • Knowledge as an Empirical Problem Solving Tool
  • Knowledge as Capacity for Action
  • Knowledge Chains
  • Knowledge Communication and Impact of Network Structures
  • Knowledge Communication and the Role of Communities and Social Networks
  • Knowledge Management and Business Improvement
  • Knowledge Management Practices and Future Perspectives
  • Knowledge Management System Architectures, Infrastructure, and Middleware
  • Learning Utilities
  • Leveraging Knowledge Communication in Social Networks
  • Leveraging Knowledge Communication Networks – Approaches to Interpretations and Interventions
  • Local E-Government Interoperability and Security
  • Measuring and Evaluating Knowledge Assets
  • Meta-data Representation and Management (e.g., Semantic-Based Coordination Mechanisms, Use of Ontologies, etc.)
  • Methodologies to Analyze, Design and Deploy Distributed Knowledge Management Solutions
  • Methods, Measures and Instruments of Knowledge Management
  • Networks and Knowledge Communication in R&D Environments
  • Networks as Institutionalized Intermediaries of KC
  • Organizational Knowledge Communication
  • Organizational Knowledge Communication and Knowledge Transfer as the Focal Point of Knowledge Management
  • Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Deployed Systems
  • Roles and Positional Models of Knowledge Communication Networks
  • Social Models to Design and Support Knowledge Intensive Collaborative Processes
  • Strategic Management and Business Process Analysis
  • Supporting Virtual Communities of Practice and Interest Networks
  • Technology Orientation and Capitalization of Knowledge
  • Whole-Network Properties and Knowledge Communication

Titles in Series

Exploring the Role of Social Media in Transnational Advocacy
Kiru Pillay (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa), Manoj Maharaj (University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa), Kumi Naidoo (Civicus, South Africa)
Copyright © 2018. 276 pages.
Emerging digital technologies are playing an increasingly significant role in advancing citizen-based support all over the world. They have become tools used for pro...
Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements
Steven Gordon (Babson College, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 338 pages.
The growing presence of social media and computer use has caused significant changes to community engagement. With the ubiquity of these technologies, there is incre...
Social Media Performance Evaluation and Success Measurements
Michael A. Brown Sr. (Florida International University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 294 pages.
There are many different social media platforms that provide a wide array of services. Exploring the results yielded by these platforms can enhance their usefulness...
Political Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media
Kamil Demirhan (Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey), Derya Çakır-Demirhan (Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 295 pages.
The way in which social media is utilized has changed over the years, making it a growing forum for political discussion. Due to this, analyzing relationships betwee...
Power, Surveillance, and Culture in YouTube™'s Digital Sphere
Matthew Crick (William Paterson University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 317 pages.
Over the last several years, YouTube™ has become a public forum for creative, informative, and political endeavors around the globe. As the website’s influence and a...
Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society
John P. Sahlin (The George Washington University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 300 pages.
The availability of various technological platforms enables individuals to feel a deeper sense of connectivity and contribution to their social circles and the world...
Cases on Strategic Social Media Utilization in the Nonprofit Sector
Hugo Asencio (California State University – Dominguez Hills, USA), Rui Sun (California State University – Dominguez Hills, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 375 pages.
Typically utilized by larger corporations, social media marketing and strategy is lacking in small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations. Although these organizat...
Handbook of Research on Interactive Information Quality in Expanding Social Network Communications
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra (Latin Association of Human-Computer Interaction, Spain & International Association of Interactive Communication, Italy)
Copyright © 2015. 449 pages.
In the era of technological ubiquity and online interaction, the importance of proper computer training cannot be understated. Following established standards and pr...
Implications of Social Media Use in Personal and Professional Settings
Vladlena Benson (Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK), Stephanie Morgan (Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK)
Copyright © 2015. 362 pages.
Social technology is quickly becoming a vital tool in our personal, educational, and professional lives. However, while social networking helps the world stay connec...
Identity and Leadership in Virtual Communities: Establishing Credibility and Influence
Dona J. Hickey (University of Richmond, USA), Joe Essid (University of Richmond, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 321 pages.
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 virtua...
Harnessing the Power of Social Media and Web Analytics
Anteneh Ayanso (Brock University, Canada), Kaveepan Lertwachara (California Polytechnic State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 305 pages.
Social media has opened several new marketing channels to assist in business visibility as well as provide real-time customer feedback. With the emergence of new int...
Educational, Psychological, and Behavioral Considerations in Niche Online Communities
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. 465 pages.
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 web...
Gender and Social Computing: Interactions, Differences and Relationships
Celia Romm Livermore (Wayne State University, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 343 pages.
Despite continued public interest in issues relating to gender and computing, there exists a relative scarcity of texts on this topic. Gender and Social Computing: I...
Virtual Worlds and Metaverse Platforms: New Communication and Identity Paradigms
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. 423 pages.
While metaverse platforms are no longer a novel topic, they still pose challenges for the adaption of conventional research methodologies and communication practices...
Youth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices
Elza Dunkels (Umeå University, Sweden), Gun-Marie Franberg (Umea University, Sweden), Camilla Hallgren (Umea University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2011. 472 pages.
The globalization of our society has changed the social culture of young people forever. In this day and age, this online social culture is growing in size, shape, a...
Collaborative Search and Communities of Interest: Trends in Knowledge Sharing and Assessment
Pascal Francq (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Copyright © 2011. 312 pages.
Since the dawn of the 21st Century the invention of Web 2.0 has enabled people from all backgrounds to contribute content on the Internet. In doing so, the Internet...
Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts
Shirley Booth (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Sara Goodman (Lund University, Sweden), Gill Kirkup (Open University, UK)
Copyright © 2010. 350 pages.
Gender, equity, learning, and information technology can intersect to form a theoretical and abstract field of knowledge emanating from very real, concrete, lived ex...
E-Collaborative Knowledge Construction: Learning from Computer-Supported and Virtual Environments
Bernhard Ertl (Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany)
Copyright © 2010. 360 pages.
In today's society, the quantity of information available to learners is so vast that new strategies of information processing and exchange must be continually d...

Mission

ASNOC aims to supply academicians, practitioners, and professionals with quality applied research results in the field of electronic/digital government, its applications and impacts on governmental organizations around the world.  It is the intention of this book series to effectively and positively provide organizational and managerial directions with greater use and management of electronic/digital government technologies in organizations.

Editor(s) Biography

Hakikur Rahman, an academic of over 25 years, has served leading education institutes and established various ICT projects funded by ADB, UNDP and World Bank in Bangladesh. He is currently serving the BRAC University in Bangladesh. He has written/edited more than 15 books, 35 book chapters and contributed over 100 papers/articles in Journals, Magazines, News papers and Conference Proceedings on ICTs, education, governance and research. Graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1981, he has received his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1986 and completed his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, BVI, UK in 2001.

Editorial Advisory Board

Associate Editors:
  • Baanda A. Salim, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • A.V.Senthil Kumar, CMS College of Science and Commerce, India
  • Yanbo J. Wang, The University of Liverpool, UK

International Editorial Advisory Board:
  • Anne-Marie Oostveen, Oxford Internet Institute, UK
  • James Piecowye, Zayed University, Dubai
  • Ali Serhan Koyuncugil, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Turkey
  • Robert A. Cropf, Saint Louis University, USA
  • Arla Juntunen, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  • Deborah L. Wheeler, United States Naval Academy, USA
  • Vincenzo Ambriola, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Tsegaye Tadesse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, Australia
  • Subhajit Basu, Queen's University, UK
  • Claude Ghaoui, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Teresa Sancho Vinuesa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain