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Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces

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Leadership and the traditional concept of what makes an effective leader is being challenged in the 21st century. Today, many teams are dispersed across time, geography, and cultures and coordinating those team using traditional concepts of leadership and management has been challenging. Strategic Management and Leadership for Systems Development in Virtual Spaces provides insights into the relationship between leadership and information systems development within online environments as well as strategies for effectively managing virtual teams. Focusing on opportunities as well as challenges associated with e-collaboration and managing remote workers, this peer-reviewed collection of research is designed for use by business professionals, scholars, and researchers in the fields of information science and technology, business and management, sociology, and computer science.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP OF VIRTUAL TEAMS
    2. SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
    3. SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND VIRTUAL SPACES: THE WORLD TODAY
    4. BOOK CHAPTERS OVERVIEW
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Leadership, Virtual Teams, Knowledge
    1. Chapter 1: Examining the Roles of Virtual Team and Information Technology in Global Business
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. VIRTUAL TEAM AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN GLOBAL BUSINESS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: The Role of Vertical and Shared Leadership in Virtual Team Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LEADING VIRTUAL TEAMS
      5. CONTINGENCY MODEL
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Providing a Model for Virtual Project Management with an Emphasis on IT Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND OF RESEARCH
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK OF RESEARCH
      5. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
      6. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 4: The Virtual Leader
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. CASE STUDIES AND DISCUSSION
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 5: Skill Building for Virtual Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGES AND SUCCESS FACTORS OF VIRTUAL TEAMS
      4. CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL TEAMS
      5. PRACTICAL/MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 6: E-Tools for E-Team
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. VIRTUAL TEAMS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Creation in Virtual Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. I. INTRODUCTION
      3. II. VIRTUAL TEAMS
      4. III. TACIT KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
      5. IV. CONCLUSION: HOW VIRTUAL TEAMS CAN EFFECTIVELY TRANSFER TACIT
      6. REFERENCES
    8. Chapter 8: Electronic Collaboration in Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT
      4. MODALITIES OF ONLINE COLLABORATION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
  9. Section 2: Information System: Design, Methodologies, and Strategic Thinking
    1. Chapter 9: Developing Project Team Cohesiveness in a Virtual Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Designing and Managing ERP Systems for Virtual Enterprise Strategy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS AND THEORETICAL DISCUSSION
      6. A PROPOSED CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Design of Information Spaces and Retrieval of Information using Electrostatics in Virtual Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 . BACKGROUND
      4. 3. METHODS
      5. 4. EXAMPLES AND DISCUSSIONS
      6. 5. INFORMATION DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 12: A New Formalism for Diagnosis and Safe Development of Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ANT COLONY DECISION PETRI NET DIAGNOSER
      4. FRAMING THE MEAN CYCLE TIME
      5. THE DIAGNOSIS OF THE EVENT GRAPH
      6. ESTIMATING THE AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 13: Software Process Paradigms and Crowdsourced Software Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROCESS MODELS
      5. AGILE MODELS
      6. CROWDSOURCING
      7. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
      8. RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 14: Using Soft Systems Ideas within Virtual Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
      3. 2. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. THE FIELD RESEARCH
      5. 4. RESEARCH APPROACH: ACTION RESEARCH
      6. 5. THE APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY METHOD (AIM) AND PEArL
      7. 6. PREPARING FOR THE STUDY
      8. 7. CONDUCTING THE STUDY
      9. 8. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      10. 9. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
  10. Section 3: Innovative Solutions and Games for Crises, Virtual Leading, and Effective Remote Teams
    1. Chapter 15: Empowering Crisis Response-Led Citizen Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND IN DIGITAL CRISIS RESPONSE
      4. CASE OF PRE-ERA OF JKFloodRelief.org: UTTARAKHAND AND PHAILIN CRISES
      5. CASE OF JK FLOODS 2014 AND GENESIS OF JKFloodRelief.org INITIATIVE
      6. CHALLENGES OF RESPONSE-LED COMMUNITIES
      7. PROCESS AND LEARNING
      8. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE INITIATIVES
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 16: Virtual Shipping Entrepreneurial Leadership Styles in Maritime and Shipping Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE RESEARCH METHODS AND FINDINGS
      4. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
      5. THE CHAPTER INSTRUMENT
      6. THE CHAPTER FINDINGS
      7. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 17: Virtual Strangers No More
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE EQ GAP
      4. TEAMING CHALLENGES: TRADITIONAL AND VIRTUAL
      5. SERIOUS GAMES AT WORK
      6. CREATIVITY AT WORK
      7. PRELUDE VIRTUAL: A CASE STUDY
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. APPENDIX: EXERCISES USING CREATIVITY TO FOSTER VIRTUAL TEAM TRUST
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors