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E-Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance

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As modern electronic communication devices and technologies continue to evolve, the discipline of e-collaboration becomes an increasingly significant area of study. E-Collaboration Technologies and Organizational Performance: Current and Future Trends reviews recent advances in the e-collaboration discipline with a focus on virtual teams, firm performance, social capital formation, and Web-based communities. This inclusive reference provides solutions, suggestions, and best practices for organizational and individual collaboration.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. Achieving Competitive Advantages in a Digital World:Virtual Organizations and Distributed Process Improvement through E-Collaboration Technologies
  5. Section 1:
    1. Chapter 1: Synthesizing the Research Advances in Electronic Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Electronic Collaboration Frameworks and Typologies and Their Relevance to the Special Issues
      4. Articles in Issue One: Intra-organizational Electronic Collaboration
      5. Articles in Issue Two: Cross-cultural and Cross-organizational Electronic Collaboration
      6. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2: Internationalization of Online Professional Communities
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Basic Concepts of Online Communities
      4. AISWorld Net and the ISWorld Mailing List
      5. Theoretical Perspective and Research Hypotheses
      6. Research Methodology
      7. Measures
      8. Data Analysis
      9. Limitations
      10. Discussion and Conclusion
    3. Chapter 3: A Reference Model for E-Collaboration within the Dispersed Sales Force Training Process in Multinational Companies
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction and Research Objective
      3. State-of-theArt
      4. Research Methodology
      5. Results
      6. Conclusion and Limitations
    4. Chapter 4: Occurrence and Effects of Leader Delegation in Virtual Software Teams
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Research Model
      4. Literature and Hypotheses
      5. Discussion
      6. Contributions and Future Work
    5. Chapter 5: Information Technology and Diversification
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Theoretical Background: Prior Research on Diversification and IT
      4. Diversification and Performance Impacts of IT
      5. Methodology and Analysis: Data sources and variable constructions
      6. Methodology
      7. Analysis of IT and diversification
      8. Firm performance
      9. DIscussion and Conclusion
  6. Section 2:
    1. Chapter 6: The Impacts of Electronic Collaboration and Information Exploitation Capability on Firm Performance
      1. Abstract
      2. Prologue: E-Collaboration and Information Resource Capacity in Cross-Organizational Boundaries
      3. Introduction
      4. Literature Review
      5. The Research Model and Hypotheses
      6. Methodology
      7. Conclusions and Implications
      8. Limitations and Suggestions for Future Research
    2. Chapter 7: What Drives Firms to Engage in Interorganizational Information Sharing in Supply Chain Management?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Research Methodology
      4. Conclusion
      5. Appendix
    3. Chapter 8: Understanding the Progressive Nature of Inter-Organizational Systems (IOS) Adoption
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. The Kurnia and Johnston IOS adoption models
      4. A dyadic model of IOS adoption maturity
      5. A dyadic IOS adoption maturity model with time and performance dimensions
      6. Simplifying the dyadic IOS adoption maturity model
      7. The proposed dyadic IOS adoption maturity model
      8. ILLUSTRATION OF THE MODEL
      9. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 9: Satisfaction as a Function of Perceived Change in Likelihood of Goal Attainment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORY
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. Note
      9. Appendix
    5. Chapter 10: Reference Architecture for Cross-Company Electronic Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PRINCIPLE OF MODULARITY
      4. MODULAR REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE
      5. HERA: THE COLLABORATIVE SCENARIO OF CREATING TAX DECLARATION IN SWITZERLAND
      6. REVISITING RELATED APPROACHES
  7. Section 3:
    1. Chapter 11: E-Collaboration Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Study Overview
      4. Classification of E-Collaboration Systems
      5. Cluster Analysis
      6. System Classes
      7. Conclusion and Outlook
      8. Appendix A. Classification of All Systems before Clustering
      9. Appendix B. Final Classification in Order of Resulting Clusters
      10. Appendix C. Dendrogram for Ward Method showing all 5 Clusters
      11. Appendix D. Dendrogram for Complete Linkage Method with 4 Main Clusters
      12. Appendix E. Dendrogram for Single Linkage Method with 4 Main Clusters
    2. Chapter 12: A Framework Describing the Relationships among Social Technologies and Social Capital Formation in Electronic Entrepreneurial Networking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. Background Theory and Literature
      4. Integrated Theoretical Framework
      5. Applying the Framework: Suggestions for Social Capital Formation in an Entrepreneurial Electronic Network
      6. Future Research
      7. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 13: A Qualitative Study of Web-Based Knowledge Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
    4. Chapter 14: Use of Wikis for Enhancing E-Collaboration in Geographically-Dispersed Environments
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Collaboration in Geographically Dispersed Environments
      4. Wiki-Based Systems
      5. Requirements Elicitation
      6. Theoretical Model
      7. Implications and Future Research Directions
  8. Section 4:
    1. Chapter 15: Collaborative Design of Business and Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DIMENSIONS OF COLLABORATIVE DESIGN
      4. COMPUTER-SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE WORK
      5. COLLABORATIVE MODELING
      6. COLLABORATIVE AND MODEL-DRIVEN DESIGN
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: An Empirical Study of Building Social Relationships within Virtual Teams
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Review
      4. Hypothesis and Model Building
      5. Research Methodology
      6. Model and Hypotheses Testing
      7. Discussion
      8. Conclusion
      9. Managerial Implication
      10. Future Research Directions
      11. Appendix 1 The Measurements of Performance and Satisfaction (Table 4)
    3. Chapter 17: Exploring Dialogue Games for Collaborative Modeling
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODELING AS A GAME
      4. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION: DIALOGUE GAMES
      5. SUB-GAMES: ASSIGNING PLAYABLE TASKS
      6. AN OVERVIEW OF EXPERIMENTAL GAMES
      7. GAMING ASPECTS FOR COLLABORATIVE MODELING: CURRENT INSIGHTS
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    4. Chapter 18: Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Design and Development with a Semantic Collaboration Tool
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. EA Application Scenario
      4. Concept and Ontology of a Semantic, Wiki-like Collaboration Environment
      5. Prototype Implementation
      6. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 19: Participant-Driven Approach to Autonomously Cluster Brainstorming Ideas
      1. Abstract
      2. Participant-Driven Group Support System
      3. Research Questions
      4. Methods
      5. Results
      6. Discussion
      7. Implications and Future Directions
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index