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What is Academic Capital

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
Academic capital is a form of social capital particular to academia; it is accrued through the activities and recognition of publications and presentations within a particular scholarly discipline.
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Value, Visibility, Virtual Teamwork at Kairos
Douglas Eyman (George Mason University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-893-2.ch043
This chapter proposes an analytic for the assessment of sustainability and success of virtual workplaces. This analytic considers value, visibility, and infrastructure as key factors required for success, and suggests that an assessment of sustainability must include methods for evaluating current and possible mechanisms for securing or distributing social capital, exposing the degree to which the tasks and interactions of workers are made visible, and assessing the administrative and technological infrastructure with regard to support of communication, cooperation, and collaboration. This analytic is applied through a case study of the virtual workplace of the online scholarly journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy.
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