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Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration Approaches and Technologies

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With the advent and advancement of E-Collaboration tools, our way of social interaction and online social behavior has altered drastically. With new ways of communicating and working together, we must understand how this affects human behavior. Interdisciplinary Applications of Electronic Collaboration Approaches and Technologies addresses the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, assesses its behavioral impact on individuals and groups, and presents theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technologies and behavioral patterns. An innovative collection of the latest research findings, this book covers significant topics such as Web-based chat tools, Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools, e-mail, listservs and many others, perfect for academics, researchers, and professionals alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
    1. RESEARCH BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES
    2. RESEARCH METHODS
    3. VALIDATION OF THE MEASUREMENT MODEL
    4. RESULTS OF THE STATISTICAL ANALYSES
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Chapter 1: A Semantic E-Collaboration Approach to Enable Awareness in Globally Distributed Organizations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 2: An Exploratory Study of How Technology Supports Communication in Multilingual Groups
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MT COMPREHENSION
    4. TRANSLATION IN A MULTILINGUAL ELECTRONIC MEETING
    5. A NEW MULTILINGUAL ELECTRONIC MEETING SYSTEM
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. APPENDIX 1
  9. Chapter 3: The Virtual Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESULTS
    4. STUDENT AND TEACHER BEHAVIOR CHANGE
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Measuring Collective Cognition in Online Collaboration Venues
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCEPTUAL UNDERPINNINGS
    4. DATA
    5. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 5: Using WarpPLS in E-Collaboration Studies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE E-COLLABORATION STUDY
    4. SAVING AND ANALYZING GROUPED DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
    5. VIEWING AND CHANGING ANALYSIS ALGORITHM AND RESAMPLING SETTINGS
    6. VIEWING AND SAVING THE VARIOUS RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS
  12. Chapter 6: The Influence of Information Technology on Organizational Behavior
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. DEFINITION OF VIRTUAL TEAMS
    4. SOCIAL IDENTITY
    5. SOURCES OF SOCIAL IDENTITY ACQUISITION
    6. SOCIAL IDENTITY CHALLENGES OF HUMAN RESOURCE IN VIRTUAL TEAMS
    7. SOCIAL IDENTITY IN VIRTUAL TEAMS AND JOB SATISFACTION
    8. SOCIAL IDENTITY IN VIRTUAL TEAMS AND JOB-INVOLVEMENT
    9. SOCIAL IDENTITY IN VIRTUAL TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR
    10. SOCIAL IDENTITY IN VIRTUAL TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT
    11. METHODOLOGY
    12. SAMPLING AND DATA COLLECTION
    13. MEASURES
    14. DATA ANALYSIS
    15. RESULTS
    16. RESEARCH FINDINGS
    17. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 7: Web Enabled Design Collaboration in India
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODS
    4. DISCUSSION
    5. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: Using WarpPLS in E-Collaboration Studies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE E-COLLABORATION STUDY
    4. TESTING THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MEDIATING EFFECTS
    5. INCLUDING CONTROL VARIABLES IN AN SEM ANALYSIS
    6. USING SECOND ORDER LATENT VARIABLES
    7. CHOOSING THE RIGHT WARPING ALGORITHM: THE ROLE OF THEORY
    8. BOOTSTRAPPING OR JACKKNIFING? MAYBE BOTH
    9. FIELD STUDIES AND SMALL SAMPLES
    10. PROJECT FILES AND GEOGRAPHICALLY DISTRIBUTED RESEARCH COLLABORATION
    11. COMBINING STANDARDIZED AND UNSTANDARDIZED RESULTS
    12. A NOTE OF CAUTION REGARDING THE USE OF FORMATIVE LATENT VARIABLES
  15. Chapter 9: Shared Mental Model Development During Technology-Mediated Collaboration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. SHARED MENTAL MODEL DEVELOPMENT DURING TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED COLLABORATION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 10: WikiDesign
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. WHY USING A SEMANTIC WIKI ON A KM APPROACH
    4. 3. WIKIDESIGN ARCHITECTURE
    5. 4. EXPLOITING SEMANTICS AND KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION
    6. 5. WIKIDESIGN FUNCTIONALITIES
    7. 6. PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
    8. 7. RELATED SEMANTIC WIKIS
    9. 8. PERSPECTIVES AND CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 11: Industry Perspective-Collaborating from a Distance
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE PROFILE OF TOP-PERFORMING VIRTUAL TEAMS
    4. BENCHMARKS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEAMS
    5. VIRTUAL TEAM DIFFERENTIATORS
    6. VIRTUAL TEAM PERFORMANCE ENHANCERS
    7. SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  18. Chapter 12: The Level Paradox of E-Collaboration
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE LEVEL PARADOX IN E-COLLABORATION RESEARCH
    4. THE DANGERS OF THE LEVEL PARADOX
    5. POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS TO THE LEVEL PARADOX
    6. COMPOSITION MODELS
    7. CROSS-LEVEL MODELS
    8. MULTILEVEL MODELS
    9. SUMMARY
    10. STEPS FOR MIXED-LEVEL RESEARCH ON E-COLLABORATION THROUGH AN EXAMPLE
    11. BARRIERS AND BENEFITS OF MIXED-LEVEL RESEARCH ON E-COLLABORATION
    12. BENEFITS OF MIXED-LEVEL RESEARCH
    13. DISCUSSION
  19. Chapter 13: E-Collaboration Within, Between, and Without Institutions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. SHARING, COOPERATION, AND COLLABORATION
    4. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
  20. Chapter 14: Towards an Affordance-Based Theory of Collaborative Action (CoAct)
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND FOR AFFORDANCE-BASED THEORIES
    4. AFFORDANCE-BASED MODELS
    5. INITIAL EXPERIMENTS
    6. IMPACT AND APPLICATION OF CoACT
    7. EXAMPLE OF APPLYING CoACT TO USABILITY DESIGN
    8. SUMMARY
  21. Chapter 15: Working Effectively in a Matrix
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE THREE COOPERATION BUILDERS
    4. DISAGREEMENT HAPPENS: HOW TO RESOLVE CONFLICT AND MAINTAIN SUPPORT
  22. Compilation of References
  23. About the Contributors
  24. Index