E collaborations and Virtual Organizations

E collaborations and Virtual Organizations

The chapters in this book present some of the current work in the field and represent a resource upon which knowledge, lessons, and views can be drawn upon for consideration and applications in the virtual world.

Author: Michelle W. L. Fong

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591402329

Category: Computers

Page: 318

View: 529

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 structures to fundamental mechanisms that are relevant to e-Collaboration and virtual organizations. The chapters in this book present some of the current work in the field and represent a resource upon which knowledge, lessons, and views can be drawn upon for consideration and applications in the virtual world.
Categories: Computers

E collaborations and Virtual Organizations

E collaborations and Virtual Organizations

Another challenge of e-Collaboration for virtual organization lies in the potential change to different organizations in the value chain.

Author: Michelle W. L. Fong

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781591402855

Category: Computers

Page: 318

View: 764

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 structures to fundamental mechanisms that are relevant to e-Collaboration and virtual organizations. The chapters in this book present some of the current work in the field and represent a resource upon which knowledge, lessons, and views can be drawn upon for consideration and applications in the virtual world.
Categories: Computers

Knowledge Management and Virtual Organizations

Knowledge Management and Virtual Organizations

The first section of the book covers frameworks, models, analyses, case studies and research on the integration of knowledge management within virtual organizations, virtual teams and virtual communities of practice.

Author: Yogesh Malhotra

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 187828973X

Category: Computers

Page: 390

View: 150

Annotation Twenty essays present current research on knowledge management as related to effective design of new organization forms. The first section of the book covers frameworks, models, analyses, case studies and research on the integration of knowledge management within virtual organizations, virtual teams and virtual communities of practice. Themes covered in this section include business model innovation; design of virtual organization forms; net-based models; techniques for enabling knowledge capture, sharing and transfer; and collaboration and competition at intra- and inter-organizational levels. The focus of the second half is on key success factors that are important for realizing virtual models of business transformation. Topics include the role of organizational control systems, the role of internal and external employees and customers in creation of organizational knowledge, and information quality issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Categories: Computers

Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations

Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations

Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations focuses on the role of technology in organizational decision-making processes and activities, providing academics and management teams with current research in the ...

Author: Nikoi, Ephraim

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466644793

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

View: 571

Although organizational decision-making can be very complex, the understanding of technology applications is significant in not only determining the usefulness of virtual groups in organizations, but also in the designing of electronic collaborative activities. Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations focuses on the role of technology in organizational decision-making processes and activities, providing academics and management teams with current research in the field of virtual teams in organizations. This publication is an essential resource for instructors and students of organization and group communication, and institutions that have networks of offices and employees in multiple geographical locations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations

Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as online leadership, intercultural competence, and e-ethics, this book is geared toward professionals, managers, and researchers seeking current research on new practices for online ...

Author: Kolbaek, Ditte

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522540953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

View: 934

The digital age has introduced a deeper sense of connectivity in business environments. By relying more heavily on current technologies, organizations now experience more effective communication and collaboration opportunities. Online Collaboration and Communication in Contemporary Organizations is a critical scholarly resource that identifies the new practices and techniques for leading, knowledge sharing, and learning through the use of online collaboration. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as online leadership, intercultural competence, and e-ethics, this book is geared toward professionals, managers, and researchers seeking current research on new practices for online collaboration and communication.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy

Handbook of Research on Electronic Collaboration and Organizational Synergy

options available in the area of electronic collaboration. ... In S. Godar, & S.P. Ferris (Eds.), Virtual and collaborative teams: Process, technologies and ...

Author: Salmons, Janet

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605661070

Category: Computers

Page: 1026

View: 863

Offers exhaustive research on collaborations in education, business, and the government and social sectors.
Categories: Computers

Implementing Virtual Teams

Implementing Virtual Teams

This book offers a practical guide to developing virtual teams, providing both an overview of what is involved and also a clear simple framework around which organizations can build their own implementation process.

Author: Abigail Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317118350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 649

Many organizations worldwide are currently exploring the potential gains to be made from working with virtual teams. Although many different things are meant by use of 'virtual' (and indeed by 'teams'), usually it denotes groups of people with common purpose and goals working in different locations and often different time zones; they will be interconnected via a variety of telecommunications networks, perhaps including the Internet and intranet, video conferencing, shared white boards, as well as telephone, mail and e-mail. For organizations implementing such virtual teams there is a great need for guidance, in terms of the organizational structure and support which needs to be put in place. This book offers a practical guide to developing virtual teams, providing both an overview of what is involved and also a clear simple framework around which organizations can build their own implementation process. Although the different support technologies are discussed (at a generic level), the thrust of the book is on the organizational and human factors issues which must be addressed to make virtual teams a success. It contains detailed case studies to show how virtual teams work and where they can go wrong.
Categories: Business & Economics

Virtual Organizations

Virtual Organizations

... expected that engineering collaboration within the framework of virtual organizations will improve design methodologies of complex electronic systems.

Author: Luis M. Camarinha-Matos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387237572

Category: Computers

Page: 340

View: 651

The area of Virtual Organizations as a main component of the new discipline of Collaborative Networks has been the focus of research globally. The fast evolution of the information and communication technologies and in particular the so-called Internet technologies, also represents an important motivator for the emergence of new forms of collaboration. However, the research in many of these cases is highly fragmented, considering that each project is focused on solving specific problems. As such, there is no effective consolidation/harmonization among them in order to have an effective impact and facilitate the interaction among the involved experts. This book represents a contribution to the consolidation of the already vast amount of empirical knowledge and practical experience. A synthesis of results collected from the analysis of numerous projects and industry case studies is presented, with focus on: Principles and models, ICT infrastructures and tools, Implementation issues, and Case studies.
Categories: Computers

Technological Aspects of Virtual Organizations

Technological Aspects of Virtual Organizations

Virtual product development, via e-collaboration, requires complex connections among a multitude of existing systems and sophisticated middleware to ...

Author: Alea M. Fairchild

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402017324

Category: Computers

Page: 164

View: 323

This textbook was inspired by an undergraduate elective course given on virtual organizations and technology. The instructor could not find a suitable text that covered both the organizational and technological aspects including examples based on today's industry. Other books were either too strategic or too technical for an audience of undergraduate business and technology students who were to use the book. But why was that the case? For the same reason that business and IT people in industry tended not to speak the same "language": indeed, the integration of technology into business strategy has been a recent occurrence, and traditional strategy issues have been decided too high in the organizational structure while technology was too detailed in tactical implementation. With the Internet and the advent of e-commerce, m-commerce, and c-commerce (and the other letters of the alphabet soon to follow), business and technology finally started to become closer, and the interest in technology as an enabler for strategic business decision-making evolved into a mainstream concept. How are we defining a virtual organization? Most definitions of the concept of virtual organizations start with stating that it is "a network between organisations or individuals . . . ". The Oxford Concise Dictionary defines 'virtual' as: "that is such/or practical purposes, though not in name or according to a strict definition. " An organization may be thought of as a number of individuals systematically united for some end or work.
Categories: Computers

E Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance Current and Future Trends

E Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance  Current and Future Trends

INTRODUCTION Virtual teams are composed of geographically distributed coworkers linked though information technologies to achieve an organizational task ...

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781609604684

Category: Computers

Page: 434

View: 434

"This book reviews recent advances in the e-collaboration discipline with a focus on virtual teams, firm performance, social capital formation, and Web-based communities"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers

Virtual Collaboration HBR 20 Minute Manager Series

Virtual Collaboration  HBR 20 Minute Manager Series

Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic.

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 9781633691483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 546

Working remotely gives you flexibility and independence. But it can pose challenges when you need to team up with colleagues or coworkers. Virtual Collaboration covers the basics of working productively--and collaboratively--from anywhere. You’ll learn to: Communicate clearly over a variety of media Bond with colleagues across the wires Keep others--and yourself--accountable Avoid and mitigate tech glitches Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives--from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.
Categories: Business & Economics

Leading Virtual Teams

Leading Virtual Teams

In this book, you?ll find valuable advice on forming virtual teams, assessing their communication and technology needs, and ensuring that they produce high-quality work.

Author: Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781422172698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 396

How do you lead a team scattered across the globe? How do you keep members you can't see organized, communicative, and productive? In this book, you?ll find valuable advice on forming virtual teams, assessing their communication and technology needs, and ensuring that they produce high-quality work. You'll learn how to: - Understand the benefits and challenges of virtual teams - Build a virtual community that promotes collaboration and ongoing communication - Utilize technology to enhance your virtual team?s focus, motivation, and output Meet Your Mentors Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps are CEO and Chief Scientist, respectively, of the Boston-based consulting firm NetAge and authors of many books and articles on networked organizations, including Virtual Teams."
Categories: Business & Economics

Collaborative Convergence and Virtual Teamwork for Organizational Transformation

Collaborative Convergence and Virtual Teamwork for Organizational Transformation

This book is ideally intended for business professionals, managers and practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students looking for the latest research in virtual teamwork and its impact on organizational transformation.

Author: Zhao, Jingyuan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799848929

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 816

Virtual teams are work arrangements where team members are geographically dispersed and work interdependently using electronic communication media to accomplish one or more organizational tasks. Over the past several decades, there has been an explosive growth in organizational use of virtual teams to organize work. In the competitive market, virtual teams represent a growing response to the need for faster time to market, low cost, and rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Organizations are increasingly investing in virtual teams to enhance their performance and competitiveness. However, there are unsolved issues of design and implementation of collaboration technologies for virtual teams and their collaborative convergence. Collaborative Convergence and Virtual Teamwork for Organizational Transformation is an innovative collection of research that analyzes and discusses successful organizational transformation that requires a holistic understanding of the issues linked to team and workplaces, communication and integration, technological barriers, and sociocultural factors. The chapters highlight topics such as collaboration technologies in virtual teamwork, collaboration technologies’ impact on organizational transformation, as well as web-based tools, collaborative learning tools, group decision support systems, workflow automation systems, and more. This book is ideally intended for business professionals, managers and practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students looking for the latest research in virtual teamwork and its impact on organizational transformation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Virtual Teams Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age

Virtual Teams  Mastering Communication and Collaboration in the Digital Age

Most individuals assume their face-to-face skills will translate, but competency with virtual communication and teamwork requires an entirely new set of skills. This book guides readers down the path to success.

Author: Terri R. Kurtzberg

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440828386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 758

To advance in today's workplace requires virtual team skills. Most individuals assume their face-to-face skills will translate, but competency with virtual communication and teamwork requires an entirely new set of skills. This book guides readers down the path to success. • Explains how virtual communication has significantly changed the way people interact and rewritten many aspects of the "rulebook" on how business is done • Defines how team dynamics change when the interaction shifts from in-person to electronic and how to correct for these tendencies to avoid unintended offense or misunderstanding • Instructs readers on building trust, addressing fairness, and dealing with conflict in an online environment • Provides relevant, instructive anecdotes based on the experiences of dozens of managers, allowing readers to learn from their real-world successes (and disasters)
Categories: Business & Economics

The Handbook of High Performance Virtual Teams

The Handbook of High Performance Virtual Teams

The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams is an essential resource for leaders, virtual team members, and work group leaders.

Author: Jill Nemiro

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119177821

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 545

The Handbook of High-Performance Virtual Teams is an essential resource for leaders, virtual team members, and work group leaders. The editors provide a proved framework based on five principles for working collaboratively across boundaries of time, space, and culture. Written by experts in the field, the contributors offer practical suggestions and tools for virtual team who need to assess their current level of effectiveness and develop strategies for improvement. This important resource also contains an array of illustrative cases as well as practical tools for designing, implementing, and maintaining effective virtual work.
Categories: Business & Economics

Encyclopedia of E Collaboration

Encyclopedia of E Collaboration

Scenarios for E-Collaboration are Only Part of the Story S ... A typology of virtual teams: Implications for effective leadership ...

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599040011

Category: Computers

Page: 750

View: 241

"This encyclopedia provides the most comprehensive compilation of information on the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, their behavioral impact on individuals and groups, and theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technology and behavioral patterns. It delivers indispensable content to libraries and researchers looking to develop programs of investigation into the use of e-collaboration"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Computers

E Collaboration in Modern Organizations Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects

E Collaboration in Modern Organizations  Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects

These findings are in contrast to most expectations concerning cohesion and virtual teams, including the project management of virtual teams.

Author: Kock, Ned

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599048277

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 801

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 scholars, researchers, and practitioners, this book specifically describes conceptual and theoretical issues that have implications for distributed project management, implications surrounding the use of e-collaborative environments for distributed projects, and emerging issues and debate related directly and indirectly to e-collaboration support for distributed project management.
Categories: Computers

Leading Virtual Teams HBR 20 Minute Manager Series

Leading Virtual Teams  HBR 20 Minute Manager Series

Leading an effective virtual team is possible--and this book will give you quick tips and strategies for managing your team productively, no matter how far flung its members might be.

Author: Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press

ISBN: 1633691454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 423

Whether you have one team member abroad or several people working remotely, leading a virtual team presents special challenges. How do you ensure accountability when you don't see your people every day? How can you get your team to communicate effectively when they're navigating language barriers and time differences and relegated to communication channels, such as email and instant messaging, that invite misinterpretation? Leading an effective virtual team is possible--and this book will give you quick tips and strategies for managing your team productively, no matter how far flung its members might be. Leading Virtual Teams guides you through the basics of: Assessing your team's technological needs Ensuring your team has the right mix of skills and abilities Clarifying the processes, goals, and tools you'll use to communicate and collaborate with your team Keeping your people motivated and engaged--and accountable Navigating common challenges, such as technology glitches, isolation, conflict, and performance issues.--
Categories: Business & Economics

Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks

Establishing the Foundation of Collaborative Networks

3.3 E-Contracts for Problem Solving Model In a problem solving virtual organization, a mediator has been assigned. Therefore a central contract platform can ...

Author: Luis Camarinha-Matos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387737980

Category: Computers

Page: 689

View: 669

This book includes a number of selected papers from the PRO-VE '07 Conference, providing a comprehensive overview of recent advances in various Collaborative Networks domains. It covers trust aspects, performance and value systems, VO breeding environments, VO creation, e-contracting, collaborative architectures and frameworks, professional virtual communities, interoperability issues, business benefits, and case studies and applications in industry and services.
Categories: Computers

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology  Second Edition

E-Collaboration. in. Organizations. E. E E E-Commerce Taxation Issues E E This work was ... An advantage of virtual teams is that organizations can tap into ...

Author: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605660271

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 5266

View: 282

"This set of books represents a detailed compendium of authoritative, research-based entries that define the contemporary state of knowledge on technology"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics