Includes 19 Titles

Collaborative and Virtual Work

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Organizations rely on collaboration in order to survive and grow in today’s globalized world. This expansive book bundle of 19 scholarly titles covers topics such as distributed teams, virtual communities, the collaborative Web, trust in virtual environments, and much more, making it an ideal resource for academics and professionals with an interest in the use of technology to coordinate the efforts of individuals and accomplish an organization’s goals.
Release date: September 1, 2011
ISBN13: 9781613503997|EISBN13: 9781613503980

Description

There has been a dramatic shift in the way that individuals carry out their job responsibilities. With recent technological advancements and increased globalization, organizations now expect employees to work both collaboratively and virtually.

The Collaborative and Virtual Work book bundle is a specialized reference compilation that supports research in the fields of e-collaboration and business technologies. This premier package includes 19 scholarly titles focusing on distributed teams, virtual communities, the collaborative Web, and trust in virtual environments. These titles represent IGI Global’s unique coverage of the impact and effective use of technology in human aspects of business.

Topics Covered

  • E-Collaboration
  • Human Aspects of Business
  • Human Resources Development
  • Virtual communities

Books Included in this Collection

Technologies for Supporting Reasoning Communities and Collaborative Decision Making: Cooperative Approaches
John Yearwood (Federation University, Australia), Andrew Stranieri (University of Ballarat, Australia). © 2011. 498 pages.
The information age has enabled unprecedented levels of data to be collected and stored. At the same time, society and organizations have become increasingly complex. Consequently, decisions in many facets have become increasingly complex but have the potential to be better informed. Technologies for...
Distributed Team Collaboration in Organizations: Emerging Tools and Practices
Kathy L. Milhauser (George Fox University, USA). © 2011. 336 pages.
Distributed teams are becoming more common as organizations use new technologies to span across geographic boundaries. Distributed Team Collaboration in Organizations: Emerging Tools and Practices summarizes the challenges inherent in leading distributed teams and explores practices that are emerging...
Business Organizations and Collaborative Web: Practices, Strategies and Patterns
Kamna Malik (U21Global, India), Praveen Choudhary (HCL Technologies, India). © 2011. 342 pages.
With the globalization of economies and growth of information and communication technologies (ICT), collaboration has become the key to survival. Just like individuals and mankind, business organizations also depend on collaboration for survival and growth. The concept of departments, committees...
Technology for Creativity and Innovation: Tools, Techniques and Applications
Anabela Mesquita (ISCAP/IPP and Algoritmi Centre, University of Minho, Portugal). © 2011. 426 pages.
It is widely accepted that organizations and individuals must be innovative and continually create new knowledge and ideas to deal with rapid change. Innovation plays an important role in not only the development of new business, process and products, but also in competitiveness and success of any...
E-Collaborative Knowledge Construction: Learning from Computer-Supported and Virtual Environments
Bernhard Ertl (Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany). © 2010. 360 pages.
In today's society, the quantity of information available to learners is so vast that new strategies of information processing and exchange must be continually developed and improved. E-Collaborative Knowledge Construction: Learning from Computer-Supported and Virtual Environments explores the...
Communication, Relationships and Practices in Virtual Work
Shawn Long (University of North Carolina Charlotte, USA). © 2010. 388 pages.
Organizations are rapidly shifting the way that individuals conceptualize, participate, and engage in work. A significant change is how organizations are coordinating, arranging, and organizing the activities of their employees for the accomplishments of organizational goals. Communication...
Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes
Beth L. Hewett (University of Maryland University College, USA), Charlotte Robidoux (Hewlett-Packard, USA). © 2010. 516 pages.
Recently, there has been an increase in the need for individuals to collaborate virtually on writing projects. Writing virtually allows individuals to distribute their processes across not only an office space, but across geographic locations, as well. Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace...
Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy
Janet Salmons (Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA), Lynn Wilson (SeaTrust Institute, USA). © 2009. 1026 pages.
Collaboration among organizations in the digitally connected 21st century society often requires electronic communications within and across fields to facilitate superior outcomes that would not be possible without the power of communication technologies. The Handbook of Research on Electronic...
E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects
Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA). © 2008. 320 pages.
E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects combines comprehensive research related to e-collaboration in modern organizations, emphasizing topics relevant to those involved in initiating and managing distributed projects. Providing authoritative content to...
Emerging Technologies for Semantic Work Environments: Techniques, Methods, and Applications
Jörg Rech (Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany), Björn Decker (Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany), Eric Ras (Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany). © 2008. 372 pages.
Today's work is characterized by a high degree of innovation and thus demands a thorough overview of relevant knowledge in the world and in organizations. Semantic Work Environments support the work of the user by collecting knowledge about needs and providing processed and improved knowledge to be...
Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
Pavel Zemliansky (James Madison University, USA), Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA). © 2008. 768 pages.
At one time, the office was a physical place, and employees congregated in the same location to work together on projects. The advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, however, not only made the unthinkable possible, it forever changed the way persons view both the office and work. The Handbook...
Higher Creativity for Virtual Teams: Developing Platforms for Co-Creation
Steven P. MacGregor (IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain), Teresa Torres-Coronas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain). © 2007. 376 pages.
Advances in information communication technology tools are set against a backdrop of globalizing industries and markets, and international mergers, takeovers, and alliances, which invariably lead to more widely distributed collaboration, both formal and informal. The concept of creativity is often at...
Knowledge and Technology Management in Virtual Organizations: Issues, Trends, Opportunities and Solutions
Goran D. Putnik (University of Minho, Portugal), Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal). © 2007. 368 pages.
Knowledge and Technology Management in Virtual Organizations: Issues, Trends, Opportunities and Solutions presents a collection of the most recent contributions in the areas of organization, knowledge, and technology management in the context of virtual enterprises. This book contains important and...
Managing IT Professionals in the Internet Age
Pak Yoong (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Sid Huff (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand). © 2007. 329 pages.
The nature of information technology work has changed dramatically in the past decade. The rise of the Internet has driven massive shifts in both what IT people are asked to do, and how they are required to do it. The Internet has made possible such far-reaching phenomena as electronic commerce...
Business Process Improvement Through E-Collaboration: Knowledge Sharing Through the Use of Virtual Groups
Ned Kock (Texas A&M International University, USA). © 2005. 283 pages.
Business Process Improvement Through E-Collaboration: Knowledge Sharing Through the Use of Virtual Groups is written around two main theses. The first is that business process improvement, a key element of the most influential management movements since the 1980s, can itself be considerably improved by...
Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions
John Weckert (Charles Sturt University, Australia). © 2005. 305 pages.
The use of new technologies, coupled with the fact that there is an increasing amount of work being done on-line, whether on the Internet, intranets, LANs or other networks, has made extensive employee monitoring by employers inexpensive and easy. Employers have legitimate concerns about the efficiency...
Internet-Based Workplace Communications: Industry and Academic Applications
Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA), Pavel Zemliansky (James Madison University, USA). © 2005. 350 pages.
Internet-Based Workplace Communications: Industry and Academic Applications examines the different ways in which online media are becoming a part of and affecting educational and professional writing practices. By overvieiwng how Internet-based technologies affect the communication process, this timely...
Working Virtually: Challenges of Virtual Teams
Robert Jones (Enterprise Architecture Group of HP Corporate IT, USA), Rob Oyung (R&D Lab Manager at Hewlett-Packard, USA), Lise Shade Pace (Enterprise Architecture Group of HP Corporate IT, USA). © 2005. 194 pages.
Virtual teams have been used to leverage scarce and distributed resources for many years. Expense reductions, health epidemics, air travel safety, and complex supply chains have only intensified this need. General best practices for leading and participating in virtual teams are well known but why are...
E-Collaborations and Virtual Organizations
Michelle W.L. Fong (Victoria University, Australia). © 2004. 300 pages.
E-Collaboration promotes interaction between people over the Internet, and is vital in virtual organization arrangements where people co-exist or work together, independent of time and location. E-Collaborations and Virtual Organizations covers a broad range of topics, from underlying technological...