Expanding the Boundaries of E-Collaboration

  title={Expanding the Boundaries of E-Collaboration},
  author={Ned Kock and John T. Nosek},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication},
  • N. KockJ. Nosek
  • Published 28 February 2005
  • Business
  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication
This article provides an introduction to the special issue on Expanding the Boundaries of E-Collaboration. It presents an operational definition of the term e-collaboration, and a historical review of the development of e-collaboration tools and related academic research. That is followed by an introductory development of the notion of e-collaboration boundaries. The article concludes with a summarized discussion of the articles published in the special issue. 

Global Funding of E-Collaboration Research : Challenges and Opportunities

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Towards Enhanced E-Collaboration In Academia A Holistic Model For Development Of E-Collaboration Software

The use of collaboration tools by IT students is surveyed, and the call for a holistic approach towards e-collaboration research and development is reiterated, which substantiates the belief that e-Collaboration needs to be further promoted in academia.

Toward an Organizational View of E-Collaboration

This chapter develops an organizational view of the roles and impacts of e-collaboration. Drawing on the dynamic capabilities perspective, e-collaboration is conceptualized as a change-oriented

Synthesizing the Research Advances in Electronic Collaboration: Theoretical Frameworks

An overall framework for these two special issues of International Journal of e-Collaboration on electronic collaboration in organizations is offered to help readers and potential authors see how the studies relate to one another and to the overall body of knowledge.

A motivational model for technology-supported cross-organizational and cross-border collaboration

This EJIS special issue defines the focus of interest as ‘the integration of people, systems, processes and infrastructure across organizations, borders, nations and world regions to enable productive teamwork towards accomplishing mutual goals’.

Teaching Technical Communication in an Era of Distributed Work: A Case Study of Collaboration Between U.S. and Swedish Students

As distributed work begins to shift the nature of practice for technical communication professionals in the workplace, faculty need new frameworks to help prepare students for roles that involve

Electronic collaboration and project management to develop a conceptual model

The use of electronic collaboration (E-collaboration) technologies is important for supporting distributed projects. E-collaboration has the potential of networking and collaborative technologies to

E-Collaboration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

This compendium of knowledge on e-collaboration expands the subject field and provides academicians, practitioners, and researchers with a defining reference collection on cutting-edge discoveries.

The Level Paradox of E-Collaboration: Dangers and Solutions

Although e-collaboration phenomena are multilevel in nature, research to date has been conducted from an exclusively single-level focus. This has lead to the level paradox. The dangers of the level



E‐collaboration: A look at past research and future challenges

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CSCW: an initial Exploration

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  • Computer Science
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The origins and development of a new field of scientific research and information technology application called Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, or “CSCW” as it is more commonly called, is discussed.

Learning from Notes: organizational issues in groupware implementation

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Organizational information requirements, media richness and structural design

Models are proposed that show how organizations can be designed to meet the information needs of technology, interdepartmental relations, and the environment to both reduce uncertainty and resolve equivocality.

Collaborative Sensemaking Support: Progressing from Portals and Tools to Collaboration Envelopes

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  • Computer Science
    Int. J. e Collab.
  • 2005
It is proposed that individual and group sensemaking is a better starting point from which to build architectures to mitigate socio-cognitive limitations of participating agents collaborating to make sense of things.

Issues for Knowledge Management from Experiences in Supporting Group Knowledge Elicitation & Creation in Ill-defined, Emerging Situations

Knowledge management involves both the elicitation/creation of knowledge, and the storage/retrieval of meaningful knowledge in future states. In ill-defined, emerging situations, team members grope

Computer-supported cooperative work: history and focus

The people and the work found under the CSCW umbrella are described, issues considered include: research and design areas, software development, office automation, small-group versus systems approach, US and European differences; and the history of groupware.

Electronic Mail as a Medium for Rich Communication: An Empirical Investigation Using Hermeneutic Interpretation

The study interprets the managerial use of the communication medium of electronic mail as the users themselves understand and experience it, finding that richness or leanness is not an inherent property of the electronic-mail medium, but an emergentproperty of the interaction of the Electronic Mail medium with its organizational context.

Communication Richness in Electronic Mail: Critical Social Theory and the Contextuality of Meaning

A new perspective to the study of communication richness in computer mediated communication, critical social theory (CST), is introduced and an intensive investigation of an episode of the managerial use of electronic mail in a company is used to illustrate how research on communication richness can be conducted from the CST perspective.

Compensatory adaptation to a lean medium: an action research investigation of electronic communication in process improvement groups

Previous empirical findings from the computer-mediated communication research literature are consistent with media richness theory because they suggest that the use of electronic communication media