Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices

Pavel Zemliansky (James Madison University, USA) and Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA)
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Release Date: April, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 768
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-893-2
ISBN13: 9781599048932|ISBN10: 1599048930|EISBN13: 9781599048949
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Description & Coverage
Description:

At one time, the office was a physical place, and employees congregated in the same location to work together on projects. The advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, however, not only made the unthinkable possible, it forever changed the way persons view both the office and work.

The Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices compiles authoritative research from 51 scholars from 17 countries, covering the issues surrounding the influx of information technology to the office environment, from choice and effective use of technologies to necessary participants in the virtual workplace.

Coverage:

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

  • Business Process Modeling
  • Collaborative information technologies
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Cultural Implications
  • Digital Divide
  • Distance internships
  • Distributed virtual organizations
  • Education in the virtual workplace
  • Effectiveness of collaborative technologies
  • Employee privacy in virtual workplaces
  • Foundations of the virtual workplace
  • Future of virtual workplaces
  • Global virtual teams
  • High-tech labor
  • Instant messaging in the workplace
  • Instructional Design
  • Intelligent knowledge exchange
  • Intranet
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Meta-communication
  • Mixed media opportunities
  • Online Training
  • Organizational virtuality
  • Parawork
  • Plagiarism of online content
  • Professional e-mail communication
  • Role of virtual team leader
  • Successful virtual communication
  • Support of virtual workplaces
  • Telecommuting
  • Telemedicine
  • Transformative Learning
  • Ubiquitous connectivity
  • Virtual Classrooms
  • Virtual employees with disabilities
  • Virtual identity
  • Virtual Marketing
  • Virtual office
  • Virtual team relationships
  • Virtual workplace management
  • Virtual workplace organization
  • Virtual workplace participation
  • Virtual writing
  • Wi-fi technology adoption
Reviews & Statements

This context brings with it an almost mind-boggling array of choices for organizations interested in using virtual workplaces. It creates a similarly complex situation for employees considering participating in such environments.

– Pavel Zemliansky, James Madison University, USA

Written for both academics and managers of virtual workplaces, this book addresses unique concerns in terms of security and privacy.

– Book News Inc. (August 2008)

Zemliansky and St. Amant have amassed more than 50 concise, well-referenced articles from authors around the globe on a variety of topics relevant to virtual workplace. Academic researchers will find inspiration for deeper research projects, and those unfamiliar with the field will be introduced to its myraid dimensions. SUMMING UP: Recommended, Upper-division undergraduate through research collections.

– CHOICE (December 2008)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Pavel Zemliansky, PhD, is an Associate Professor of writing and rhetoric at James Madison University where he also directs the first-year composition program. Dr. Zemliansky teaches courses in composition, visual and digital rhetoric, and methods of teaching writing. He has published several books and numerous book chapters and journal articles on rhetoric and the teaching of writing.
Kirk St.Amant is an Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication in the Department of English at East Carolina University. He has a background in anthropology, international government, and technical communication, and his research interests include intercultural exchanges via online media and international outsourcing. He has taught online and conventional courses in technical and professional communication and in intercultural communication for Texas Tech University, Mercer University, and James Madison University. He has also taught courses in e-commerce, distance education, and business communication in Ukraine as a part of the USAID-sponsored Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).
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Editorial Advisory Board
Rich Rice
Texas Tech University, USA

Barry Thatcher
New Mexico State University, USA

Matt McCool
Southern Polytechnic University, USA

Carlos Evia
Virginia Tech University, USA

Kit Brown
Comgenisis, USA

Shelley Aley
James Madison University, USA

Michael Klien
James Madison University, USA