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Business Organizations and Collaborative Web

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Business Organizations and Collaborative Web: Practices, Strategies and Patterns delves deeper into identifying specific business processes and their linkage with the collaborative Web, while understanding the related implications for individuals, organizations and society. This book identifies current practices and future possibilities of making the collaborative Web a tool for business. It also presents the opportunities and challenges confronting organizations in the light of such emerging trends and should prove to be a valuable asset to strategists, managers, academicians, researchers, and students in any area of business and management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: TOWARDS COLLABORATIVE WEB
    1. Chapter 1: Towards a Characterization of the Developmental Environment of Web Applications and its Business Implications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. AN ANTHOLOGY OF SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS IN THE DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT OF WEB APPLICATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Web 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTEGRATION OF WEB 2.0 INTO ELECTRONIC COMMERCE
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Entrepreneurship and Growth in Knowledge Economy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE KNOWLEDGE PROCESSES AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. OVERVIEW
  7. Section 2: COLLABORATIVE APPLICATIONS IN BUSINESS
    1. Chapter 4: Collaborative Journalism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COLLABORATION FOR A NEW PUBLIC SPHERE?
      4. JOURNALISM 2.0: NEW PRACTICES, STRATEGIES AND PATTERNS
      5. ACTOR-NETWORK THEORY: SOCIETY, TECHNOLOGY AND JOURNALISM
      6. NETWORK ENTREPRENEUR AND COLLABORATIVE JOURNALISM IN INDIA
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 5: Using Virtual Communities to Involve Users in E-Service Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. USING VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES FOR ELICITING REQUIREMENTS WHEN DEVELOPING E-SERVICES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: Emerging Web Tools and Their Applications in Bioinformatics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
      3. APPLICATIONS OF BIOINFORMATICS
      4. EMERGING APPLICATIONS
      5. WEB
      6. CHALLENGES IN BIOINFORMATICS
      7. WEB IN BIOINFORMATICS
      8. CASE STUDY OF WEB BASED TOOLS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 7: Collaborative Web for Natural Resources Industries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COLLABORATION ACROSS THE NATURAL RESOURCES SUPPLY CHAIN
      5. CHANGE MANAGEMENT EFFORTS REQUIRED FOR ENHANCING WEB BASED COLLABORATION
      6. TECHNOLOGY BEHIND WEB-BASED COLLABORATION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 8: Optimizing Collaborative E-Commerce Websites for Rural Production Using Multi Criteria Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESIGNING A COLLABORATIVE WEBSITE FOR E-COMMERCE PURPOSES
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. COLLABORATIVE WEBSITES OF TIMBER SMES IN GREECE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 9: Online Grocery Provision Resistance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. A SCENARIO MODEL FOR BUILDING URBAN ONLINE GROCERY PROVISION
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. FINDINGS
      7. DISCUSSION OF KEY FINDINGS AND CONCLUDING REMARKS
      8. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 10: Applying Game Mechanisms to Idea Competitions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IDEA COMPETITION
      4. MOTIVATION TO PARTICIPATE
      5. GAME-BASED OPEN INNOVATION
      6. GAME MECHANISMS IN IDEA COMPETITIONS: A CASE STUDY
      7. CONCLUSION
    8. OVERVIEW
  8. Section 3: ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS OF COLLABORATIVE WEB
    1. Chapter 11: Dynamic Co-opetitive Network Organization Supported by Multi Agent Architecture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE OVERVIEW
      4. MULTI AGENT ARCHITECTURE
      5. AGENTS' INTERACTIONS
      6. SIMULATION ENVIRONMENT
      7. SIMULATION RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH PATHS
    2. Chapter 12: The Influence of Collaborative Web on Knowledge Management, Organizational Structure and Culture in Knowledge-Intensive Companies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INFLUENCE OF COLLABORATIVE WEB ON ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND CULTURE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Virtual Reality and Identity Crisis—
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. CONCLUSION
    4. OVERVIEW
  9. Section 4: Blending Real and Virtual Worlds
    1. Chapter 14: Virtual Worlds for Collaborative Meetings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVOLUTION OF VIDEOCONFERENCING TO VIRTUAL WORLDS MEETINGS
      4. PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR VIRTUAL MEETINGS
      5. UTILIZING UNIQUE COLLABORATIVE OPPORTUNITIES
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: Collaborative Virtual Business Events- Opportunities and Challenges
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. VIRTUAL CONFERENCES & EXHIBITIONS
      5. VIRTUAL BUSINESS EVENTS - A CASE STUDY
      6. VIRTUAL TRADESHOW LAUNCH
      7. DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Augment Your Business Reality with New Age Web Tools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE SUCCESS OF WEB2.0
      5. THE SHIFT TO WEB3.0
      6. THE RISE OF AUGMENTED REALITY, AUGMENTED VIRTUALITY AND THE SEMANTIC WEB
      7. WHAT WILL WEB3.0 BE?
      8. ANOTHER BUZZ OR A SERIOUS AGENT OF CHANGE?
      9. SOME BUSINESS MODELS POSSIBLE TO BE SEEN (OR ALREADY IN EXISTENCE AT THE VERY MOMENT)
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
    4. OVERVIEW
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors