Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces

Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces

Christian Graham (University of Maine, USA)
Release Date: January, 2016|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 389
ISBN13: 9781466696884|ISBN10: 1466696885|EISBN13: 9781466696891|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9688-4


Leadership and the traditional concept of what makes an effective leader is being challenged in the 21st century. Today, many teams are dispersed across time, geography, and cultures and coordinating those team using traditional concepts of leadership and management has been challenging.

Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces provides insights into the relationship between leadership and information systems development within online environments as well as strategies for effectively managing virtual teams. Focusing on opportunities as well as challenges associated with e-collaboration and managing remote workers, this peer-reviewed collection of research is designed for use by business professionals, scholars, and researchers in the fields of information science and technology, business and management, sociology, and computer science.

Topics Covered

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

  • Electronic Collaboration
  • Knowledge Transfer and Management
  • Measuring Team Effectiveness
  • Remote Teams
  • Team Cohesiveness
  • Virtual Leadership
  • Virtual Project Management

Reviews and Testimonials

The 17 chapters presented here explore strategic management and leadership for systems development in virtual spaces. Information technology, management, and other specialists from North America, the Middle East, Asia, Colombia, and Europe address the role of virtual teams and information technology in global business, virtual leadership and team collaboration, globalized project management, and knowledge creation, sharing, and transfer; the design of global enterprise systems, a conceptual framework for innovative strategic thinking, and more.

– ProtoView Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Christian Graham, prior to coming to UMaine, was the Chair of the Business Administration and Computer Technology programs at Andover College located in Portland and Lewiston ME. He also taught web design and computer application courses at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston and Auburn campus and for Central Maine Community College. Prior to his teaching career, he worked in Insurance, business to business credit analysis, Internet technology, and owned his own business. The business was a Bodega which focused the sales of Spanish and Jamaican groceries. When not teaching or studying, he enjoys collecting comic books. He is the proud owner of a # 1 first edition X-Men comic book published in 1963. Christian has a Ph.D. (Information Systems) Nova Southeastern University, Ms.Ed. (Business Education) Southern NH University, BS (Business Administration) Husson University. He is the recipient of UMaine’s 2011 Faculty Technology Stipend for developing an in-class SMS text messaging system to increase student engagement in large classes. His research interests include information security, computer privacy, online learning environments, open-source web technologies, and workplace e-learning. In 2011, he was the program coordinator for International Educator Group’s conference titled: Education in 2025