Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration

Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration

Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2007|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 750
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-000-4
ISBN13: 9781599040004|ISBN10: 159904000X|EISBN13: 9781599040011
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Description & Coverage

E-collaboration, while having its roots in electronic technology such as telephones and other rudimentary electronicdevices, has expanded dramatically with today's plethora of computer-supported cooperation and computer-mediatedcommunication.

The Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration includes 109 authoritative contributions on information on the design andimplementation of e-collaboration technologies, the behavioral impacts of e-collaboration technologies on individuals andgroups, and theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technology and behavioral patterns.With more than 2,600 references to existing literature and over 850 key terms this cutting-edge encyclopedia deliversindispensable content to libraries and researchers looking to develop programs of investigation into the use of electroniccollaboration.


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

  • Asynchronous communication
  • Blogging technology
  • Cultural influences on e-collaboration
  • Dynamic enterprise model of e-collaboration
  • E-collaboration as an investigation tool
  • E-collaboration in healthcare
  • E-collaboration knowledge construction
  • E-collaboration support of communities of practice
  • E-Collaboration Technologies
  • E-scheduling
  • Gender communication in e-collaboration
  • Global funding of e-collaboration research
  • Governing e-collaboration
  • Group decision support systems
  • Individual trust in e-collaboration
  • Instant messaging
  • Leadership roles in virtual teams
  • Mobile learning environments
  • Multilingual e-collaboration
  • Psychological contracts influence on e-collaboration
  • Real-time e-collaboration systems
  • Speech act theory and communication modeling
  • Technological Challenges
  • Wikis as collaboration tools
  • Writing in e-collaborative environments
Reviews and Testimonials

This volume will stimulate further research on e-collaboration issues by academics and doctoral students and help practitioners take full advantage of the increasing new forms of work organization and social interaction modes enabled by e-collaboration technologies.

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

We live in a global world in which globally distributed work groups are fast becoming the norm. The Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration is the key resource needed by anyone researching about virtual teams or working on one. It covers all you need to know about how technologies are designed and used by virtual teams. It's a must-have" for all libraries and researchers!"

– Jane Fedorowicz, Bentley University, USA

"Written by specialists in more than 25 countries, the 109 articles of this work address the concepts, applications, and theory of e-collaboration."

– Book News Inc. (2008)

This work includes over 100 articles by more than 200 authors worldwide, and will likely expand with additional volumes.

– CHOICE (June 2008)

Articles cover a wide range of topics concerning gender and cultural imperatives in e-collaboration as well as provide theoretical models and various applications.

– American Reference Books Annual (2008)

This volume will have long lasting benefits to those who own it or can access it in their libraries. It is the kind of work that will be consulted often, providing enduring value to those who read it.

– Dr. Jane Fedorowicz, Bentley University, USA

Since the encyclopedia covers implementation and use of e-collaboration technologies in fields such as education, computer science, business, health, management, and finance it may be useful to researchers, students, and professionals from these fields.

– American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 40 (2009)
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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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Gert-Jan de Vreede
University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Kevin Dow
Kent State University, USA

Jane Fedorowicz
Bentley College, USA

Clovis T. Fernandes
Institute of Aeronautical Technology, Brazil

John T. Nosek
Temple University, USA

Antonio Padilla-Meléndez
University of Málaga, Spain

Craig Standing
Edith Cowan University, Australia