Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599048868
  • ISBN-13: 9781599048864
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1885 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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The virtual enterprise as a new organizational paradigm has three fundamental features: dynamics of network reconfiguration, virtuality, and external entities as environments for enabling or supporting the virtual enterprise integration as well as reconfiguration dynamics. The field of knowledge on this topic is highly fragmented due to the inexistence of a transfer of knowledge between regions, developers, and researchers.

The Encyclopedia of Networked and Virtual Organizations documents 249 of the most relevant contributions authored by over 400 of the world's leading experts to the introduction of networked, dynamic, agile, and virtual organizational models; definitions; taxonomies; opportunities; and reference models and architectures. These volumes pool the existing works, approaches, solutions, and needs of the virtual enterprise research community to create a repository of the main developments regarding the virtual organization, compiling definitions, characteristics, comparisons, advantages, practices, enabling technologies, and best practices.

Key Features:

  • Authoritative contributions by over 400 of the world’s leading experts.
  • A single source for comprehensive information on an ever expanding field.
  • In-depth definitions for 2,000 key terms.
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals.
  • Nearly 6,000 comprehensive references to existing literature and research on networked and virtual organizations.
  • 162 tables and 388 figures with detailed illustrations

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Contents by Volume.
About the Editors.
1: An Agent-Based Approach to Designing VO.
2: Agent-Based Network Infrastructure for E-Communities.
3: Agent-Facilitated Virtual Marketplace for Airline Ticketing.
4: The Agile and Virtual University.
5: Agile Holonic Network Organizations.
6: Ambiguity and Group Consensus.
7: Analysis, Valuation, and Disclosure of Intangible Value.
8: Basic Concepts of Wireless Sensor Networks.
9: Better Interoperability in Smart Organizations.
10: BM_VE Architecture Reference Model for Concurrent Engineering.
11: Broker's Direct Cost and Time Variables and Expressions.
12: Building Trust in Globally Distributed Teams.
13: Bumerang.
14: Business Ecosystem.
15: Business Process Modification Management.
16: Business-to-Business Networks.
17: Campus as a Framework for a Networked University.
18: Capacity Building in SME Tourism Networks.
19: A Case Study in the Role of Trust in Web Service Securities.
20: A Case Study on Inter-Organizational Systems and Power.
21: Challenges of VO Inheritance.
22: Characterization and Classification of Collaborative Tools.
23: Characterization and Classification of Cross-Organizational Business Processes.
24: Characterizing E-Learning Networked Environments.
25: Children with Special Needs as a Virtual Community.
26: Classes of Collaborative Networks.
27: Clustering Analysis of Networked Organizations.
28: Collaboration Based on Web Services.
29: Collaborative Alliance for the Implementation of Computer Integrated Manufacturing in Small and Medium Enterprises.
30: Collaborative Development Environments.
31: Collaborative Development within Open Source Communities.
32: Collaborative Networks and Virtual Support Enterprises.
33: Collaborative Performance Measurement.
34: Collaborative Techniques in Customer's Involvement.
35: Collaborative Work Training in Higher Education.
36: Collaborative Working in an ISP Environment.
37: Collective Intelligence.
38: Comparing ZigBee, Bluetooth, UWB, and Wi-Fi.
39: Competency Concept in VO Breeding Environments.
40: Computer Networking of Cybercafés in Delta State, Nigeria.
41: Concept of Collaboration.
42: Concepts, Issues, and Challenges of Virtual Universities.
43: Constructing Virtual Libraries.
44: Context-Awareness in Pervasive Environments.
45: Conversational Pragmatics and Learning in Virtual Organizations.
46: Cooperative Interaction in Virtual Education.
47: Costs, Benefits, and Risks of E-Government Portals.
48: Critical Success Factors and Core Competencies.
49: Cross-Cultural Learning Objects (XCLOs).
50: Customizing Multimedia and Collaborative Virtual Environments.
51: Cybercells for Virtual Teaching and Learning.
52: Design and the Virtual Organization.
53: Designing Contracts for Business Networks.
54: Developing B2B Virtual Enterprises.
55: Development of a University Networking Project.
56: Dialectical Discourse Management through Online Collaboration.
57: The Digital Divide in Education in the Knowledge Society.
58: Discovery and Existence of Communities in the World Wide Web.
59: Distributed Work Arrangements Supporting Organizational Needs.
60: e-Cat for Partner Profiling and Competency Management Tool.
61: Economic Development Alliances.
62: E-Learning Tool for Regional Development.
63: E-Markets as Meta-Enterprise Information Systems.
64: Enterprise Cost/Benefit Risk Analysis Using FMEA.
65: Environmental Sciences and Distance Education.
66: Environments for VE Integration.
67: E-Portfolio and Pedagogical Change for Virtual Universities.
68: E-Portfolios in Teacher Education.
69: A European Virtual Enterprise on Collaborative Data Mining and Decision Support.
70: Evaluating Organisational Readiness for Virtual Collaboration.
71: Evaluating Processes and Performance in Virtual Teams.
72: Evaluating Virtual Organisational Preparedness.
73: The Evolution of Virtual Universities.
74: An Exploratory Analysis of the Role of Emotions in E-Learning.
75: Exploring Environmental Factors in Virtual Teams.
76: Extended Enterprise Integration vs. Market B2B Integration.
77: Extent of Network Effects and Social Interaction Effects.
78: ExtraPlanT as a Multi-Agent System for Extra-Enterprise Collaboration.
79: Fair Distribution of Collaboration Benefits.
80: Fine-Grained Data Security in Virtual Organizations.
81: Formal Modeling and Verification of Virtual Community Systems.
82: A Fuzzy Multi-Agent System for Combinatorial Optimization.