Virtual Workplace

Virtual Workplace

by Igbaria
     
 

ISBN-10: 1878289411

ISBN-13: 9781878289414

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: IGI Global

The current merging of computer and communication technologies is facilitating the trend toward the virtual workplace. As the growth in the virtual workplace accelerates, organizations face new challenges to cope with their new organizational structure. The Virtual Workplace explores the forces that are driving this phenomenon and the consequential issues

Overview

The current merging of computer and communication technologies is facilitating the trend toward the virtual workplace. As the growth in the virtual workplace accelerates, organizations face new challenges to cope with their new organizational structure. The Virtual Workplace explores the forces that are driving this phenomenon and the consequential issues and problems that will influence the globalization of the virtual workplace by offering a wide and rich array of factors such as social issues, legal concerns and performance compensations. It examines the creation of the virtual workplace, its management and expected impacts of consequences on individuals, groups, organizations, societies and nations. It focuses on what organizations and individuals need to know and understand to succeed in the changing environment of the workplace. To understand these challenges, organizations need to develop strategies to support what Peter Drucker called "moving work to where people are, rather than people to where the work is." Information technologies are playing a key role in enabling people to work at a distance from a central conventional office. This book will teach you what the virtual workplace is, what forms it takes, how to make it work successfully, how to avoid some common problems, how information technology can enable individuals and organizations to successfully implement the virtual workplace and what its impact will be.

Dr. Magid Igbaria is a Professor of Information Science at the Claremont Graduate University. He has published articles on computer technology acceptance, IS personnel, management of IS, economics of computers and international IS in publications such as Applied Statistics, Behaviour and Information Technology, Journal of MIS, Omega, Decision Support Systems and MIS Quarterly. His current research interests focus upon information and computer economics, virtual workplace, telework, computer technology acceptance and management of IS.

Dr. Margaret Tan is a senior lecturer in the Department of Decision Sciences and Graduate School of Business, Faculty of Business Administration at the National University of Singapore. She is the founder and currently the Chair of the Executive Committee of PACIS (Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems), Chair of the Asian Assembly for the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS, and Councillor of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) for the Asia Pacific.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878289414
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Series in Information Technology Management
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Working Together in Global Virtual Teams-Kathleen Knoll and Sirkka Jarvenpaa2
Health, Well-Being, and Organizational Effectiveness in the Virtual Workplace-Stewart Donaldson & Rachel Weiss24
The Business Benefits of the Virtual Organization-David Grimshaw & F.T. Sandy Kwok 45
The Use of Information Technology in Virtual Organizations-Jonathan Palmer 71
Distance Training in the Virtual Workplace-Tammy Whalen & David Wright 87
Enabling Virtual Workplaces with Advanced Workflow Management Systems-Michael Amberg & Frank Zimmermann108
The Development of a Process for the Virtual Consultancy-Pat Hough & Ciaran Murphy125
Cities in the Information Age: A Scandinavian Perspective-Ken Friedman 144
Adopting Simulation Models from Military to Academics and Industry-J. David Hamby & Chetan Sankar177
Collaborative Notebooks for the Virtual Workplace-Phil Turner, Susan Turner, Sue Green & Phil Mayne187
Information Exchange in Virtual Work Groups-Ross Hightower, Lutfus Sayeed, Merrill Warkentin & Roger McHaney199
Telework and the Balance between Work and Family: Is Telework Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?-Linda Duxbury, Christopher Higgins & Derrick Neufeld218
The Microeconomics of Remote Work-Ralph Westfall256
The Professor as Teleworker-Ruth Guthrie, Patrick Olson & Donna Schaeffer288
Team-Telework and the New Geographical Flexibility for Information Workers-Feng Li301
The Mobile Workforce: Strategic Opportunity, Competitive Necessity-Bruce Rollier & Yihwa Irene Liou319
A Review of the Empirical Research on Telecommuting and Directions for Future Research-Donna Weaver McCloskey & Magid Igbaria338
Virtual Corporations and American Labor Unions: So Many Unknowns, So Much Potential-Arthur Shostak360
Group Development in the Virtual Workplace: The Story of a Strike-Celia Romm & Nava Pliskin 368

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