E-Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes)

E-Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes)

Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Release Date: May, 2009|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 1890
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-652-5
ISBN13: 9781605666525|ISBN10: 1605666521|EISBN13: 9781605666532
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Description & Coverage

Over the past few decades, the significantly evolving area of e-collaboration has incorporated and adapted numerous electronic technology devices to become a global phenomenon, virtually connecting persons and organizations from around the world instantaneously.

E-Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications addresses a range of e-collaboration topics through advanced research chapters authored by an international partnership of field experts. Through coverage of the latest findings, concepts, and technological advancements, this compendium of knowledge on e-collaboration expands the subject field and provides academicians, practitioners, and researchers with a defining reference collection on cutting-edge discoveries.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Agile Methods
  • Cohesion in virtual teams
  • Computer-mediated business process
  • Culture in knowledge management
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Distributed knowledge management in organizations
  • E-collaboration user satisfaction
  • E-communication behavior
  • Ethical and legal implications of e-collaboration
  • IT in global partnerships
  • IT Outsourcing
  • Leadership in an electronic meeting environment
  • Metaphor research methodology
  • Pattern theory application
  • Risk management in distributed IT projects
  • Sense-of-community development
  • Virtual Project Management
  • Web-based collaborative decision support
  • Web-based knowledge management platform
Reviews and Testimonials

This book will stimulate further research on distributed project management and related e-collaboration issues, and help project managers successfully lead virtual projects enabled by e-collaboration technologies.

– Ned Kock, Texas A&M International University, USA

In 15 case studies, international contributors present methodologies for understanding e-mail behavior, virtual teams and leadership in distributed project management orgnizational contexts.

– Book News Inc. (2008)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Ned Kock is a professor of Information Systems and the Director of the Collaborative for International Technology Studies, in the Sanchez School of Business, at Texas A&M International University. He holds degrees in electronics engineering (B.E.E.), computer science (M.S.), and management information systems (Ph.D.). Ned has authored and edited several books, including the bestselling Systems Analysis and Design Fundamentals: A Business Process Redesign Approach. Ned has published his research in a number of high-impact journals including Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions (various), Information & Management, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the AIS, MIS Quarterly, and Organization Science. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of e-Collaboration, Associate Editor of the Journal of Systems and Information Technology, and Associate Editor for Information Systems of the journal IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. His research interests include e-collaboration, human evolution, action research, ethical and legal issues in technology research and management, and business process improvement.
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