E-Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance: Current and Future Trends

E-Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance: Current and Future Trends

Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 434
ISBN13: 9781609604660|ISBN10: 1609604660|EISBN13: 9781609604684|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-466-0


As modern electronic communication devices and technologies continue to evolve, the discipline of e-collaboration becomes an increasingly significant area of study.

E-Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance: Current and Future Trends reviews recent advances in the e-collaboration discipline with a focus on virtual teams, firm performance, social capital formation, and Web-based communities. This inclusive reference provides solutions, suggestions, and best practices for organizational and individual collaboration.

Topics Covered

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

  • Collaborative Business
  • Cross-Company Electronic Collaboration
  • Efficient Virtual Teams
  • Impact of E-Collaboration on Firm Performance
  • Internationalization of Online Professional Communities
  • Leader Delegation in Virtual Software Teams
  • Research Advances in Electronic Collaboration
  • Social Technologies and Social Capital Formation
  • Use of Wikis to Enhance E-Collaboration
  • Web-Based Knowledge Communities

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

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.