Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions (2 Volumes)

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Patricia Gonçalves (School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Nuno Lopes (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal), Eva Maria Miranda (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal) and Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal)
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Release Date: October, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 956
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-168-9
ISBN13: 9781613501689|ISBN10: 1613501684|EISBN13: 9781613501696
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Given the widespread, frequent use of social networks as a means for people to communicate and share their interests, it comes as no surprise that they have become an important tool for businesses and business networking.

The Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions investigates the beginning of social networks and provides perspectives on how they can enhance business. This two-volume reference discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to the range of new developments and applications in business social networking. Social networks and their integration in businesses are be addressed using technological, organizational, managerial, and social perspectives with the aim of disseminating current developments, case studies, new integrated approaches, and practical solutions and applications.

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

  • Corporate Strategy and Business Networks
  • Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Scientific Social Networking
  • Social Network and Online Marketing
  • Social Networks and Computer Mediated Communication
  • Social Networks in Management
  • Socially Networked Knowledge Workers
  • Virtual Enterprising
  • Web 2.0 for Collaborative Product Development
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This book provides a rich set of perspectives, analyses, and examples on the application of social networking to businesses and organizations. The relevance of insights that can be acquired from this content must not be dismissed, for the walnut-sized pieces of technology at the heart of most social networking software strike at the heart of social networking, and therefore, at the heart of business.

– Leonel Morgado, GECAD/UTAD – Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
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Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related to Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates in international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Boards and as an Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited several books and her work appears in more than 100 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of several international conferences: CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools and SeGAH – IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health.
Patricia Gonçalves is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal where she has been lecturing for over twelve years. She graduated from the University of Aveiro in 1997, with a degree in New Communication Technologies, then earned her MSc. in Information Management in 2000, from the University of Oporto and, in 2008, completed her PhD, at the University of Minho, in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related with Multimedia, Virtual Environments, Human Computer-Interaction and Collaborative Tools to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. Her main research interests include (but are not limited to): Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Learning, Interactive Multimedia Applications, Virtual Worlds, Serious Games and Human Computer Interaction.
Nuno Lopes received his Bachelor degree (5 years degree) in Systems and Informatics Engineering, in 2002, from University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. During this course, he made an internship at Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Later on he received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, from University of Minho, Portugal, in 2009. His Ph.D. focused on the building of large-scale indexing systems through the use of structured peer-to-peer networks. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Barcelos, Portugal, teaching Network Communications and Operating Systems courses, among others. His research interests include distributed systems, decentralized algorithms, peer-to-peer networks, and large-scale information retrieval.
Goran D. Putnik received his Dipl. Eng., M.Sci. and Dr.Sci. from the Belgrade University, both M.Sci. and Dr.Sci. in the domain of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems. He is currently Associate Professor, at Department of Production and Systems Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal) and teaches, or has taught, a number of subjects in the area of CIM, IMS, Concurrent Engineering, Design Theory, and Virtual Enterprises on undergraduate and post-graduate studies. He served as the Director of the Centre for Production Systems Engineering (CESP) and as the Director of the Master Course on CIM, at the University of Minho. Dr. Putnik’s scientific and engineering interests are manufacturing systems and enterprises design and control theory and implementation, design theory and design engineering, formal theory of production systems and enterprises, and distributed, agile and virtual enterprises. He regularly publishes articles and presents papers on conferences. In last years his special attention is on the topic of Virtual Enterprises for which he organized a research group and a number of research projects and has been also an invited speaker by international research groups.
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  • Adamantios Koumpis , Research Programmes Division, ALTEC, SA, Greece
  • Álvaro Rocha, University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
  • António Tavares, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado e Ave, Portugal
  • Fernando Moreira, University Portucalense, Portugal
  • João Varajão, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Leonel Morgado, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Luís Ferreira, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado e Ave, Portugal
  • Nuno Rodrigues, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado e Ave, Portugal
  • Paula Tavares, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado e Ave, Portugal
  • Vítor Carvalho, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado e Ave, Portugal