Encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies

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Idea Group Reference, 2006 - Computers - 600 pages
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- Numerous contributions from known international scholars providing comprehensive coverage of theories and concepts of virtual communities- Example of best practices and case studies in virtual communities around the world- A compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms provided by international experts.- Organized by titles and indexed by authors and topics, making it a convenient method of reference for readers- Cross referencing of key terms; figures and information related to virtual communities and applications- With the purchase of a print copy, your library will have access to the electronic edition of this encyclopedia, free of charge for the life of the edition.

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Contents
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Cancer PatienttoPatient Online Discussion Groups Roy Rada
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Griffiths MarkNottingham Trent University UK 349
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Gurr David The University of Melbourne Australia 161
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Afsarmanesh Hamideh I University of Amsterdam The Netherlands
36
ComputerMediated Communication in Virtual Learning Communities Lisa Link andDaniela Wagner
49
Kankanhalli Atreyi National University of Singapore Singapore 54527
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Rerrer Ulf University ofPaderborn Germany 382
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Xiao XueISyracuse University USA 468
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Modelling Stages of Behaviour in Social Virtual Communities Lynne D Roberts Leigh M Smith
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Motivation in Online Communities IPatrick Waterson
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Online Gaming Mark Griffiths MarkN O Davies and Darren Chappell
349
Link Lisa Flensburg University of Applied Sciences Germany 49
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Brown Linda A Pima Community College USA 434
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PeertoPeer Technology for File Sharing IS H Kwok Y M Cheung andK Y Chan
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Predicting Activity Levels in Virtual Communities OnB Kushnir
387

Aurum Aybttke University of New South Wales Australia 482
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CrossDisciplinary Virtual Design Teams Scott P Schaffer Melissa Lee Price and Therese M Schmidt
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Cultural Presence Erik M Champion
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Shan Lee Moh National University of Singapore Singapore 54527
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Cyberspace Josh Lepawsky and Kyonghwan Park
110
Defining Virtual Community Catherine M Ridings
116
Developing Virtual Communities in Transition Economies Panagiotis Damaskopoulos
125
Differences in the Use of Media Across Cultures Karen South Moustafa
131
Distance Learning Applications Using Virtual Communities Susan A Baim
140
ECommerce Product Selection and Evaluation Services ShengUei Guan
150
Li Feng University of Newcastle upon Tyne UK
156
ELearning Models Eulace Scott Rhoten
166
Baim Susan A Miami University Middletown USA 13140145218457
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Electronic Networks of Practice and Communities of Practice I Robin Teigland and Molly McLure Wasko
188
Establishing and Sustaining Trust in Virtual Organizations Jing Wang and Kholekile Gwebu
198
Ethics of Deception in Virtual Communities Neil C Rowe
204
Extending Online Communities through Virtual Parallel Systems Chu Jong and Pruthikrai Mahatanankoon
213
Grey Market Informatics Kirk St Amant
223
How an Association Evolved Using Communities of Practice Anne Zender
232
Human Resources and Knowledge Management Based on EDemocracy Niki Lambropoulos
238
Hyperlink Analysis Mike Thelwall
243
Blomqvist K Lappeenranta University of Technology Finland 308
258
Li Wenyuan Nanyang Technological University Singapore
273
InternetMediated Communities Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini and Lilia Maria Vargas
291
MENOS Organization The I A Hassan K Henttonen andK Blomqvist
308
Representing Virtual Communities for Advanced Services MiguelAngel Sicilia
402
Social Impact of Virtual Networking I Hakikur Rahman
417
Chim Hung City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong 474
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TechnologyBased Models Linda A Brown
434
Davies Mark N O Nottingham Trent University UK 349
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Trust in Virtual Communities I EunG Park
449
Mezgar 1st van Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Budapest University of Technology
452
Understanding Virtual Communities in Online Games Kyonghwan Park and Josh Lepawsky
462
Virtual Campus of Nanyang Technological University AlexeiSourin
478
Demirbilek Oya University of New South Wales Australia
482
Miia Kosonen Lappeenranta University of Technology Finland
487
Virtual Communities and Social Capital Theory Catherine M Ridings
493
Efstathiou Elias CI Athens University of Economics and Business Greece 378
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Virtual Communities Impact on Politics VasanthiSrinivasan
507
Virtual Communities in Banking Customer Retention Dimitris Kardaras and Bill Karakostas
515
Virtual Community as New Marketing Channel Chingning Wang Kangning Wei
524
Virtual Community Sustainability TaTao Chuang
533
Virtual Marketplace for AgentBased Electronic Commerce ShengUei Guan
539
Virtual Organizing Online Communities in Support of Knowledge Synthesis Kam Hou Vat
547
Virtual Places Erik M Champion
556
Virtual Reality Technology in ComputerAided Production Engineering Vladimir Modrdk
562
Virtual Teams Classification Kangning Wei and Chingning Wang
570
Yu Dan Nanyang Technological University Singapore 66
578
WebBased Knowledge Management Model PeiDi Shen andChiaWen Tsai
584
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Subhasish Dasgupta, Ph.D., is assistant professor of information systems in the School of Business and Public Management. The George Washington University. His research interests include electronic commerce, information technology adoption and diffusion, effects of information technology investment on firm performance, group decision making and global information systems. He has published in journals such as Journal of Global Information Management. Logistics Information Management, Electronic Markets: The International Journal of Electronic Commerce and Business Media, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, and Simulation and Gaming Journal. Dr. Dasgupta has also presented his research at numerous regional, national and international conferences. He edited the book "Managing Internet and Intranet Technologies in Organizations: Challenges and Opportunities," 2001, published by Idea group Publishing.