E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects

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Kock, Ned
IGI Global, Nov 30, 2007 - Computers - 320 pages
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E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects combines comprehensive research related to e-collaboration in modern organizations, emphasizing topics relevant to those involved in initiating and managing distributed projects. Providing authoritative content to scholars, researchers, and practitioners, this book specifically describes conceptual and theoretical issues that have implications for distributed project management, implications surrounding the use of e-collaborative environments for distributed projects, and emerging issues and debate related directly and indirectly to e-collaboration support for distributed project management.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgment
Conceptual and Theoretical Issues
The Ape that Used EMail An Evolutionary Perspective on ECommunication Behavior
Metaphors for ECollaboration A Study of Nonprofit Theatre Web Presence
User Satisfaction with ECollaborative Systems
Organizational Sense of Community and Listserv Use Examining the Roles of Knowledge and FacetoFace Interaction
Agile IT Outsourcing
Distributed Project Management
Project Management Issues in IT Offshore Outsourcing
Emerging Issues and Debate
Hacker Wars Cyber Warfare Previews
Effects of Leadership Style and Anonymity on Arguments and Intentions Related to Acting Unethically
The Role of Culture in Knowledge Management A Case Study of Two Global Firms
The Desire for Cohesion in Virtual Teams Be Careful What You Wish For
Distributed Knowledge Management in Organizations
Compilation of References

Using ComputerMediated Groups to Improve University Processes An Action Research Study in New Zealand
Applying Pattern Theory in the Effective Management of Virtual Projects
The Launch of WebBased Collaborative Decision Support at NASA
Minimizing the Challenges of Risk Management in Distributed IT Projects The Importance of the Alignment of Strategic Tactical and Operational Le...

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Ned Kock is a professor of Information Systems and the Director of the Collaborative for International Technology Studies, in the Sanchez School of Business, at Texas A&M International University. He holds degrees in electronics engineering (B.E.E.), computer science (M.S.), and management information systems (Ph.D.). Ned has authored and edited several books, including the bestselling Systems Analysis and Design Fundamentals: A Business Process Redesign Approach. Ned has published his research in a number of high-impact journals including Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, IEEE Transactions (various), Information & Management, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the AIS, MIS Quarterly, and Organization Science. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of e-Collaboration, Associate Editor of the Journal of Systems and Information Technology, and Associate Editor for Information Systems of the journal IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. His research interests include e-collaboration, human evolution, action research, ethical and legal issues in technology research and management, and business process improvement. [Editor]

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