Managing Knowledge in a Collaborative Context: How May Intellectual Resources Be Harnessed Towards Joint Effect?

Managing Knowledge in a Collaborative Context: How May Intellectual Resources Be Harnessed Towards Joint Effect?

Sajda Qureshi (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Vlatka Hlupic (Brunel University, UK), Gert-Jan de Vreede (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Robert O. Briggs (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) and Jay Nunamaker (University of Arizona Tucson, USA)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-036-3.ch011
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Abstract

The value of electronic collaboration has arisen as successful organisations recognize that they need to convert their intellectual resources into customized services. The shift from personal computing to interpersonal or collaborative computing has given rise to ways of working that may bring about better and more effective use of intellectual resources. Current efforts in managing knowledge have concentrated on producing, sharing and storing knowledge while business problems require the combined use of these intellectual resources to enable organisations to provide innovative and customized services. In this chapter the collaborative context is developed using a model for electronic collaboration through the use of which organisations may mobiles collaborative technologies and intellectual resources towards achieving joint effect.

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