Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599048949
  • ISBN-13: 9781599048949
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 733 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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At one time, the office was a physical place, and employees congregated in the same location to work together on projects. The advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, however, not only made the unthinkable possible, it forever changed the way persons view both the office and work.

The Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices compiles authoritative research from 51 scholars from 17 countries, covering the issues surrounding the influx of information technology to the office environment, from choice and effective use of technologies to necessary participants in the virtual workplace.

Key Features:

  • 51 authoritative contributions by 83 of the world’s leading experts in virtual workplaces from 17 countries
  • Comprehensive coverage of each specific topic, highlighting recent trends and describing the latest advances in the field
  • More than 1,700 references to existing literature and research on virtual workplaces
  • A compendium of over 400 key terms with detailed definitions
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to virtual workplaces

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Foundations of the Virtual Workplace.
2: Gains and Losses in the Rhetoric of Virtual Workplaces.
3: Removing Space and Time: Tips for Managing the Virtual Workplace.
4: Communication in Global Virtual Activity Systems.
5: Successful Communication in Virtual Teams and the Role of the Virtual Team Leader.
6: Foundations and Applications of Intelligent Knowledge Exchange.
7: Digital Divide Redux: Why the Greatest Gap Is Ideological.
8: Parawork.
9: Impression Formation in Computer-Mediated Communication and Making a Good (Virtual) Impression.
10: Telecommuting and the Management of the Human Moment.
11: Cultural Implications of Collaborative Information Technologies (CITs) in International Online Collaborations and Global Virtual Teams.
12: Explaining Organizational Virtuality: Insights from the Knowledge-Based View.
13: The Perceptions of Collaborative Technologies Among Virtual Workers.
14: Ubiquitous Connectivity & Work-Related Stress.
15: Employee Privacy in Virtual Workplaces.
16: Accommodating Persons with Disabilities in Virtual Workplaces.
17: Education and Training for the Virtual Workplace.
18: Using Cyberspace to Promote Transformative Learning Experiences and Consequently Democracy in the Workplace.
19: Instructional Design and E-Training.
20: Designing the Virtual Classroom for Management Teaching.
21: Building Online Training Programs for Virtual Workplaces.
22: The Virtual Classroom @ Work.
23: Video Technology for Academic Integrity in Online Courses.
24: Virtual Workplaces for Learning in Singapore.
25: Using an Information Literacy Program to Prepare Nursing Students to Practice in a Virtual Workplace.
26: Preparing for the Virtual Workplace in the Educational Commons.
27: Tools and Environments for Virtual Work.
28: Technologies and Services in Support of Virtual Workplaces.
29: Writing Research into Professional E-Mail Communication.
30: New Media and the Virtual Workplace.
31: Adoption of Wi-Fi Technologies and Creation of Virtual Workplaces.
32: Using Virtual Worlds to Assist Distributed Teams.
33: Knowledge Transfer and Marketing in Second Life.
34: Intranets: Interactive Knowledge Management Tools of Networked Communities.
35: Instant Messaging (IM) Literacy in the Workplace.
36: Supporting Collaboration with Trust Virtual Organization.
37: Augmented Reality and the Future of Virtual Workspaces.
38: Virtual Writing as Actual Leadership.
39: Business Process Reuse and Standardization with P2P Technologies.
40: Collaborative Writing Tools in the Virtual Workplace.
41: Distance Internships.
42: An International Virtual Office Communication Plan.
43: Design and Managing of Distributed Virtual Organizations.
44: Implementation of Virtual Workplaces Across Professions and Academic Disciplines.
45: Semi Virtual Workplaces in German Financial Service Enterprises.
46: Implementing Client-Support for Collaborative Spaces.
47: Value, Visibility, Virtual Teamwork at Kairos.
48: Plagiarism, Ghostwriting, Boilerplate, and Open Content.
49: Usability and User-Centered Theory for 21st Century OWLS.
50: Negotiating Virtual Identity in an Age of Globalization.
51: Virtual Political Office Where Gender and Culture Meet.
52: The Benefits of Using Print-On-Demand or POD.
53: Difficulties in Accepting Telemedicine.
54: Reconsidering the Lay-Expert Audience Divide.
55: Rapid Virtual Enterprising to Manage Complex and High-Risk Assets.
About the Contributors.