Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Ditte Kolbaek (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 348
ISBN13: 9781522540946|ISBN10: 1522540946|EISBN13: 9781522540953|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4094-6


The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience more effective communication and collaboration opportunities.

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations is a critical scholarly resource that identifies the new practices and techniques for leading, knowledge sharing, and learning through the use of online collaboration. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as online leadership, intercultural competence, and e-ethics, this book is geared toward professionals, managers, and researchers seeking current research on new practices for online collaboration and communication.

Topics Covered

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

  • Collaboration Model
  • Connectivism
  • E-Ethics
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Online Leadership
  • Online Presence
  • Remote Working
  • Virtual teams

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ditte Kolbaek is an assistant professor at Aalborg University, Denmark, where she conducts research in organizational learning and online leadership and cooperation. Ditte Kolbaek is passionate about learning, especially ICT-mediated learning in the context of work. She calls for making it easy to learn in complex environments, such as the workplace, that often lack formal ways of learning from experience. Prior to enrolling in the doctoral program, Ditte worked at Oracle for 10 years: as Manager of Organizational and Talent Development for three years, and as Manager of Organizational Learning in Oracle (EMEA) for seven years. These positions allowed her to develop and implement processes for learning with peers, including getting new hires up to speed, learning from retiring staff, and introducing Proactive Review, which has been implemented in more than 40 countries in Oracle (EMEA). This working environment required online leadership, online collaboration, and online learning; hence, Ditte has solid experience from practice, and practice is the foundation for her approach to research