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Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
A group of people with a sense of membership, integration, and fulfillment of needs together with a feeling of shared emotional connections, but with a primary function to achieve the defined goals using interactive technology-supported intranet backbone.
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Intranets: Interactive Knowledge Management Tools of Networked Communities
Goran Vlasic (University of Zagreb, Croatia), Jurica Pavicic (University of Zagreb, Croatia), and Zoran Krupka (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-893-2.ch031
This chapter deals with the importance of intranets as knowledge management tools/media enabling efficient knowledge exchange and development within an organization and the “community” of stakeholders. Communities are analyzed as networked systems of interested parties. The importance of intranets is even more stressed today when most company activities are project based—with project members working together from all over the world. Intranets serve as project coordination support as well as organization functioning generalization through combining different project activities into organizational efficiency analysis. This chapter analyzes possibilities of different approaches to development and management of intranets, and thus of networked people creating a certain networked “community form.” These developments are crucial to virtual workplaces as well as for increasing business efficiency
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Reconfiguration of Communities in Cyberspace
Networked community is actually physical communities that are supported by an online network. In networked community, online interaction through communication technologies is considered to be a means of sustaining local community life.
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An Event-Driven Community in Washington, DC: Forces That Influence Participation
A local community that is strongly associated with a particular geographically located place but which uses the Internet to coordinate and communicate its membership.
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