Call for Chapters: Cultural, Behavioral, and Social Considerations in Electronic Collaboration
Ayse Kok (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Hyunkyung Lee (Yonsei University, South Korea)
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 15, 2014
Full Chapters Due: December 30, 2014
For release in the Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series.
Series Editor: Ashish Dwivedi (The University of Hull, UK)
The Advances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT) Book Series seeks to explore the ways in which society and human beings have been affected by technology and how the technological revolution has changed the way we conduct our lives as well as our behavior. The AHSAT book series aims to publish the most cutting-edge research on human behavior and interaction with technology and the ways in which the digital age is changing society.
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E-collaboration is about sharing information within and between organizations for the purposes of planning, coordinating, decision making, process integration, improving efficiency and effectiveness. These technologies include Web-based chat tools, Web-based asynchronous conferencing tools, e-mail, listservs, collaborative writing tools, group decision support systems, teleconferencing suites, social networking platforms, and Web 2.0 technologies.
Organizations exchange information through people, process and technology, and increasingly rely on e-collaboration technologies to make that happen. The connectivity being made possible by the nature of the digital space offers much potential for becoming engaged in a joint activity. Regardless of the benefit of these technologies offered to employees, be it socializing, networking, or support, much remains to be explored about these places in terms of learning and development.
This book fills an important gap by focusing on all forms of e-collaboration whether it be through email, online communities of practices, social networks, Web 2.0 tools or virtual teams collaborating on a volunteering assignment.
Today’s workplace settings are in constant need of recurrent learning processes interwoven with daily tasks on digital spaces. However, these digital spaces are not devoid of any issues and hence suggest the need for employees to be conscious of the emerging issues.
Effective communication and collaboration will increasingly be strategic differentiators for organizations of all types in the twenty-first century. Information and communication technologies have a critical role to play in helping organizations to achieve these goals. By publishing new theoretical and practical research findings, as well as providing a forum for broader discussion, this book contributes to the understanding and advancement of this important domain.
This book addresses the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, assesses the behavioral, cultural and social impacts of these technologies on individuals and groups, and presents theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technologies and behavioral, social, or cultural patterns.
ObjectiveThis book will pave the way for next generation collaborative and mobile virtualized working environments with a focus on workers interacting with their environments and collaborating with each other, having access to all the (virtualized) resources required to carry out their tasks and enhancing their capabilities.
Target AudienceAcademicians, researchers, e-learning practitioners, knowledge workers, advanced-level students, technology developers, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in electronic government and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field.
Recommended TopicsContributors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to use, implementation, and adoption of e-collaboration tools within organizational settings:
- Electronic Collaboration Adoption
- Electronic Collaboration Platforms
- Electronic Collaboration Accessibility
- Online Communities of Practice
- Social Networking and Electronic Collaboration
- Web 2.0 and Electronic Collaboration
- Development of Tools for Electronic Collaboration
- Methodologies for Electronic Collaboration
- Applications for Electronic Collaboration
- Electronic Collaboration for Training & Development
- Barriers to Electronic Collaboration
- Case Studies on Electronic Collaboration Implementation
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before August 15, 2014, a 1,000 to 2,000 word chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by September 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by December 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
Proposals should be submitted through the "Propose a Chapter" link at the bottom of this page.
PublisherThis book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.
Important DatesProposal Submission Deadline: August 15, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2014
Full chapter Submission: December 30, 2014
Review Results to Authors: February 28, 2015
Revised Chapter Submission: March 30, 2015
Final Chapter Deadline: April 15, 2015
Bogazici University, Turkey