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Cultural, Behavioral, and Social Considerations in Electronic Collaboration

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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 opportunities for collaboration between individuals. Cultural, Behavioral, and Social Considerations in Electronic Collaboration is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the design and implementation of e-collaboration technology in workplace settings. Featuring extensive coverage on a range of topics relating to the benefits and challenges of these tools, this book is an essential reference source for students, researchers, and practitioners seeking relevant research on the use of digital spaces within organizational contexts.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. THE CHALLENGES
    2. SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION
    3. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    4. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Remapping Mental Models of Collaboration Using Immersive 3D Design Thinking Studios
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COGNITIVE REFRAMING MODELS AND PERCEPTIONS ON COLLABORATION
    4. MENTAL REMAPPING OF BELIEFS ON COLLABORATION
    5. DESIGN THINKING
    6. IMMERSIVE 3D ENVIRONMENTS AND SUPPORT FOR COGNITIVE REFRAMING
    7. COMMUNICATION MECHANISMS AND E-COLLABORATION STYLES
    8. RESEARCH METHOD
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: Exploring Social Learning Constructs in Corporate Informal Web-based Learning Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 3: Ecologies of Information and Communication Technology Platform Design for e-Government Service Provision
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. E-GOVERNMENT: DEFINITION, NATURE, AND SCOPE
    4. CENTRAL RESEARCH QUESTIONS AND THEORETICAL APPROACH
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. SOURCES OF EVIDENCE AND DATA COLLECTION
    7. EXAMINING ACTOR ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS: FROM HUMAN FACTORS TO HUMAN ACTORS
    8. UNDERSTANDING POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF E-GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS-ARCHITECTURE
    9. THE PROPERTY TAX: DEFINITION, NATURE, AND SCOPE
    10. ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK: THE ECOLOGY OF GAMES
    11. ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK: THE DESIGN-ACTUALITY GAP MODEL
    12. DIGITISING PROPERTY TAXATION RECORDS IN BANGALORE, INDIA: EXPLORING THE CASE OF THE GREATER BANGALORE CITY MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (BBMP)
    13. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM DESIGN FOR DEVELOPMENT: KEY ACTORS, MOVES, AND GAMES
    14. WORKPLACE ORGANISATION, STRUCTURE, AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS: EVALUATING ADAPTATION TO CHANGE IN THE AGE OF THE INTERNET
    15. ANALYSING THE VALUE OF THE ECOLOGY OF GAMES FRAMEWORK WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF E-GOVERNMENT SERVICE PROVISION
    16. CONCLUSION
    17. REFERENCES
    18. ADDITIONAL READING
    19. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 4: Emerging Forms of Collaboration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. WE AND I: COLLABORATING WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH TECHNOLOGY IN THE PHI BOOKS AND THE DIGITAL DREAMHACKER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 5: Digital Collaboration in Educational and Research Institutions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
    3. CHARACTERISTICS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
    4. SOCIAL MEDIA AT MUSEUMS
    5. DIGITAL COLLABORATION CASES
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 6: E-Collaborative Learning (e-CL)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. HUMAN ELEMENTS
    5. SUPPORTIVE ELEMENTS
    6. E-CL PROCESS
    7. AFFORDANCES
    8. CHALLENGES
    9. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Electronic Research Collaboration via Access Grid
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY
    3. CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND: E-RESEARCH AS CONNECTED NETWORKS
    4. FINDINGS: THE NATURE OF THE RESEARCH NETWORK
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 8: eSF
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
    3. 2. A KNOWLEDGE-ORIENTED UNDERSTANDING OF E-COLLABORATION
    4. 3. ARCHITECTURE OF AN E-COLLABORATION SYSTEM
    5. 4. IMPLEMENTATION AND EXPERIENCES
    6. 5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (THE FULL POWER OF E-COLLABORATION)
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  17. Chapter 9: Exploring the Barriers to Electronic Collaboration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. LITERATURE REVIEW STRATEGY
    6. ANALYSIS
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: The Impact of Social Networking Sites on the Arab Community
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WOMEN RIGHTS IN ARAB COMMUNITY
    4. MOTIVATION AND METHODOLOGY
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. FURTHER RESEARCH
    7. REFERENCES
  19. Chapter 11: e-Research, a way of Learning Together?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. COLLA
    6. CASE STUDY
    7. COLL-ANT
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING SECTION
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    13. ENDNOTES
  20. Chapter 12: Role Negotiation in Collaborative Projects
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. CASE STUDY: AN EXAMPLE OF ROLE NEGOTIATION
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 13: The Scholarship of Engagement and Generative Learning Communities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SUPPORTING ELECTRONIC COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCES
    4. E-COLLABORATION AT LEARNING SPACES
    5. WHAT DO WE NEED FROM TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT LEARNING SPACES?
    6. A CASE STUDY AT THE HELLENIC OPEN UNIVERSITY
    7. INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCES IN LEARNING SPACES FOR OPEN AND CONVENTIONAL UNIVERSITIES
    8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE PLANS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: Online Communities of Practice and Web 2.0
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
    4. PLANNING FOR ONLINE COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
    5. PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 15: Guidelines to Innovate Organizations by Knowledge Management via Communities of Practice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
    4. 3. MATERIAL AND METHODS
    5. 4. RESULT AND DISCUSSION
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. APPENDIX 1
  24. Chapter 16: Integration of Web 2.0 Tools for Non-Formal Learning Practices
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW AND CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
    4. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. 4. RESULTS
    6. 5. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
  25. Compilation of References
  26. About the Contributors