Prerequisites for the Implementation of E-Collaboration

Prerequisites for the Implementation of E-Collaboration

Thorsten Blecker (Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany) and Ursula Liebhart (Alpen-Adria-University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-000-4.ch073
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E-collaboration refers to a task-oriented cooperation between individuals by using electronic technologies. In the company’s practice, e-collaboration mainly describes each form of collaboration between two or more locations and/or organizations via electronic channels in order to support electronic commerce and supply chain transactions.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Organizational Culture: The organizational culture is the entirety of all associations, f.e. norms, values, beliefs, interpretations, paradigms aso. based implicitly or explicitly on the patterns of behavior of a social system. It is the set of values of an organization that helps to understand its members what the organization stands for, how things should be done and what it considers as important.

Human resource management: The entire cycle of people in organizations, from personal planning and marketing, recruiting and selection, leadership and motivation, performance appraisal, personal development, compensation and benefits until the discharge of labor.

Common Ground: Knowledge which the participants (of groups) have in common, and that they are aware that they have it in common.

Collaboration: Two or more people or organizations are working together especially in a joint intellectual effort, and therefore sharing complex information on an ongoing basis for a specific goal or purpose.

E-Collaboration: Collaboration among individuals or organizations using electronic technologies.

Leadership: Process of interaction of attitudes and behavior from single persons as well as interactions in and between groups for the purpose of the achievement of a common goal. Leadership focuses on what the leader does to encourage personnel and organizational performance by inspiring a shared vision, enabling others to act, modeling the way and encouraging the heart.

Internet Technologies: A family of ICT suitable for exchanging structured data about package-oriented transmissions on heterogeneous platforms, in particular protocols, programming languages, hardware, and software.

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