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Fundamental enterprise changes begin by looking at the challenges from technical, behavioral, and social perspectives.
The focus of this paper is cognitive convergence in a globally distributed team (GDT), defined as the process by which cognitive structures of distributed team members gradually become more similar over time. To explore the convergence process, we employed a longitudinal, ethnographic research strategy that allowed us to follow a naturally occurring GDT… (More)
Interaction between gene duplication and natural selection in molecular evolution was investigated utilizing a phylogenetic tree constructed by the parsimony procedure from amino acid sequences of 50 calmodulin-family protein members. The 50 sequences, belonging to seven protein lineages related by gene duplication (calmodulin itself, troponin-C, alkali and… (More)
Rates of evolution for cytochrome c over the past one billion years were calculated from a maximum parsimony dendrogram which approximates the phylogeny of 87 lineages. Two periods of evolutionary acceleration and deceleration apparently occurred for the cytochrome c molecule. The tempo of evolutionary change indicated by this analysis was compared to the… (More)
The fundamental tools and approaches in converging knowledge and technology described in earlier chapters will have a profound impact on societal collective outcomes. This chapter is focused on the impact of these outcomes on manufacturing, innovation, and long-term societal development. 7.1.1 Changes in the Vision over the Past Decade " Passive "… (More)
Anthropologists and ethnographers have been important contributors to the field of computer-supported cooperative work, with many insights and attendant innovations derived from this partnership. More recently, the discipline of anthropology has taken a critical turn, one of the consequences being doubts regarding anthropology's relationship with science… (More)