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Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements: Contemporary Issues and Implications

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Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements: Contemporary Issues and Implications addresses a range of e-collaboration topics, with emphasis on virtual team leadership and collaborative engineering. This book presents a blend of conceptual, theoretical, and applied chapters creating a publication that will serve both academics and practitioners.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgment
  4. Emerging Issues and Debate
    1. Vive la Différence: Communicating Across Cultural Boundaries in Cross-Gender Online Collaborative Discussions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORY
      4. HYPOTHESES
      5. METHOD AND DATA
      6. DATA ANALYSIS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Toward an Organizational View of E-Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AN ORGANIZATIONAL VIEW OF E-COLLABORATION
      4. IMPLICATIONS OF AN ORGANIZATIONAL VIEW OF E-COLLABORATION
      5. CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    3. The Drivers for the Adoption and Use of M-Services: A Consumer Perspective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITIONS OF MOBILE SERVICES AND MOBILE COMMERCE
      4. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON M-SERVICES ADOPTION AND USE
      5. THE CONCEPTUALISATION OF VALUE AND VALUES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    4. A Comparative Analysis of E-Collaboration Research Funding in the European Union and the United States
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INVESTMENT IN ICT RESEARCH IN THE U.S. AND EU
      3. E-COLLABORATION VERSUS ICT RESEARCH
      4. THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAM
      5. THE COLLABORATION@WORK INITIATIVE
      6. FUNDING PRIORITIES AND CRITERIA IN THE EU
      7. A COMPARISON WITH THE U.S. MODEL
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
  5. Virtual Team Leadership
    1. Perceived Behaviors of Emergent and Assigned Leaders in Virtual Groups
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEADERSHIP IN GROUPS
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. REFERENCES
    2. Supporting Facilitators in Communities of Practice via Design and Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DATA ANALYSIS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    3. Virtual Team Leadership: Perspectives from the Field
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LEADERSHIP RESEARCH
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. APPENDIX A. FIELD INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    4. Web-Based Template-Driven Communication Support Systems: Using Shadow netWorkspace to Support Trust Development in Virtual Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRUST IN VIRTUAL TEAMS
      4. TRUST TEMPLATES
      5. SHADOW NETWORKSPACE (SNS)
      6. CREATION OF THE TEMPLATE-DRIVEN SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT
      7. THREE EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES
      8. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
    5. Exploring the Virtual Team Leaders' Perspective: Efficient Work Roles and Leadership Functions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS DEVELOPMENT
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. APPENDIX
    6. Leadership and Performance in Virtual Teams: Exploring Brokerage in Electronic Communication
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      6. REFERENCES
  6. Collaborative Production and Engineering
    1. Intelligent Agents for Supporting Supply Chain Collaborative Technologies1
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: FROM E-BOTS TO E-SENSORS
      3. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE E-COLLABORATION CONTEXT
      4. PARADIGM SHIFT: FROM 'PUSH' (SCM) TO 'PULL' (SRS)
      5. SENSE-AND-RESPONSE SYSTEM (SRS) MODEL AND FRAMEWORK
      6. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND IMPLEMENTATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES, SUGGESTED READINGS AND WEB SITES
      9. ENDNOTE
    2. Collaborative Engineering for Enhanced Producibility by Ontology-Based Integration of Design and Production
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTS USED AND RELATED WORK
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. ONTOLOGY DEVELOPMENT
      6. A PILOT SYSTEM
      7. SUMMARY OF RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    3. An Ontology-Based Competence Model for Collaborative Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPORTANCE OF COMPETENCE: FINDINGS FROM AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION
      4. COMPETENCE MODEL FOR COLLABORATIVE DESIGN
      5. USING ONTOLOGIES TO REPRESENT COMPETENCE MODELS
      6. MODELING OF A SOFTWARE DESIGN TEAM
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTE
    4. Functional Product Development Challenges Collaborative Work Practices
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. FUNCTIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES TODAY'S COLLABORATIVE WORK PRACTICE
      3. THE RATIONALE FOR A SIMULATION APPROACH
      4. DATA GATHERING AND ANALYSIS
      5. THE SCENARIO
      6. ACTIVITY-BASED SIMULATIONS FOR FUNCTIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
      7. CHALLENGES FOR DISTRIBUTED WORK PRACTICES POSED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF FUNCTIONAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    5. Managing Operational Business Processes with Web-Based Information Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NEW ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS SUPPORTED BY THE WEB AND KEY MANAGEMENT SCHOOLS OF THE 1900s
      4. A SIMPLE FRAMEWORK FOR SUPPORTING PROCESSES WITH WEB-BASED IT
      5. A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE: A WEB-BASED "HELP DESK"
      6. LINKS WITH DIFFERENT MANAGEMENT SCHOOLS AND RELATED IDEAS
      7. CREATING VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES OF PROCESS TEAM MEMBERS, USERS AND MANAGERS
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING
    6. Vision, Trends, Gaps and a Broad Roadmap for Future Engineering
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VISION, TRENDS, ENABLERS, AND PRACTICES FOR FUTURE ENGINEERING
      4. A BROAD ROAD MAP FOR FUTURE ENGINEERING
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ENDNOTES
  7. Advanced Conceptual and Theoretical Issues
    1. The Ape that Used E-Mail: An Evolutionary Perspective on E-Communication Behavior
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-COMMUNICATION BEHAVIOR THEORIES
      4. THE EVOLUTION OF OUR BIOLOGICAL APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION
      5. KEY THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Metaphors for E-Collaboration: Nonprofit Theatre Web Presence
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
      4. CLASSIFYING THE WEB SITES OF SOUTH JERSEY THEATRES
      5. E-COLLABORATION AND NONPROFIT THEATRES
      6. SUCCESSFUL WEB METAPHORS IN THE THEATRE INDUSTRY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. NOTE
      9. REFERENCES
    3. User Satisfaction with E-Collaborative Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. ACSI ELEMENTS AND FRAMEWORK
      4. METHOD AND DATA ANALYSIS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    4. Organizational Sense of Community and Listserv Use: Examining the Roles of Knowledge and Face-to-Face Interaction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. APPENDIX A
      9. PSI CHI/PSSA*
    5. Agile IT Outsourcing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OUTSOURCING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
      4. THE AGILE OUTSOURCING PROJECT
      5. ACTIVITIES AND WORKFLOWS
      6. CHALLENGES TO AGILE OUTSOURCING PROJECTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    6. Applying Pattern Theory in the Effective Management of Virtual Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ENDNOTES
  8. Compilation of References
  9. About the Contributors
  10. Index