Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes)

Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (3 Volumes)

Jerzy Kisielnicki (Warsaw University, Poland)
Release Date: May, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 1842
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-955-7
ISBN13: 9781599049557|ISBN10: 1599049554|EISBN13: 9781599049564
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Description & Coverage

Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications includes the most encompassing research of the concepts and realities involved in the field of virtual communities and technologies. This ground-breaking, multi-volume compendium of 167 chapters from a global pool of more than 350 experts presents an in-depth analysis of the technologies and social and economic impacts of virtual environments.

Comprising such topics as collaborative technologies, resource-based view strategy, Structuration theory, synchronous and asynchronous environments, and videoconferencing life-cycle, this three-volume compendium is the defining core of research for the field of virtual technologies. Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications enlivens the coverage within the field of virtual technologies while providing the fundamental research base necessary for any library.


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

  • Adaptive Virtual Reality Shopping Malls
  • Artificial Consciousness and Virtual Reality
  • Building the Virtual into Teacher Education
  • Building Trust in Virtual Communities
  • Case Studies in Virtual Multicultural Education
  • Challenges in Virtual Environment Design
  • Codes of Ethics in Virtual Communities
  • Collaborative Virtual Geographic Environment
  • Community and Gender in the Virtual Classroom
  • Conducting Ethical Research in Virtual Environments
  • Creating Telepresence in Virtual Mediated Environments
  • Culture in Virtual Communities
  • Distance Learning Applications Using Virtual Communities
  • Distributed Virtual Reality Learning Environments
  • Improving Virtual Teams through Creativity
  • International Virtual Offices
  • Mobile virtual communities
  • Team Effectiveness in Virtual Environments
  • Virtual Enterprise Organization
  • Virtual Innovation Environment
  • Virtual Integration
  • Virtual Laboratory for Digital Signal Processing
  • Virtual Learning and Teaching Environments
  • Virtual Reality Applications in Tourism
  • Virtual Reality in Medicine
  • Virtual Worlds and Simulations
Reviews and Testimonials

This collection aims to empower researchers, students, and practitioners by facilitating their comprehensive understanding of the most critical areas within this field of study.

– Jerzy Kisielnicki, Warsaw University, Poland

This book will appeal to a broad readership for the detailed, hands-on descriptions it provides of a wide variety of projects carried out worldwide.

– Book News Inc. (Nov. 2008)
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Jerzy Kisielnicki is a full professor and Head of Department of Organization and Management in the School of Economics at Warsaw University. His major areas of research include organization and management, systems analysis, management information systems, process innovation, strategic management, transition systems organizations and management in market economy.
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Associate Editors

Steve Clarke
University of Hull, UK

Murray Jennex
San Diego State University, USA

Annie Becker
Florida Institute of Technology USA

Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko
University of Tampere, Finland

Editorial Advisory Board

Sherif Kamel
American University in Cairo, Egypt

In Lee
Western Illinois University, USA

Jerzy Kisielnicki
Warsaw University, Poland

Keng Siau
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Amar Gupta
Arizona University, USA

Craig van Slyke
University of Central Florida, USA

John Wang
Montclair State University, USA

Vishanth Weerakkody
Brunel University, UK