Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration

A new forthcoming publication by Idea Group Reference

Encyclopedia editor: Ned Kock

This Web site has been created to serve as a resource for chapter authors. The Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration will be published by Idea Group Reference as soon as it is completely drafted, with the target being Summer 2007. Click on the links below to go directly to specific content sections.

[ Brief Synopsis ] [ About the Editor ] [ Call for Short Chapters ] [ Preparing Chapters ] [ Sample Chapter ] [ Guidelines to Indexing ] [ Indexing Template ] [ Transfer of Copyright Agreement ]


Brief Encyclopedia Synopsis

The Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration will be the most comprehensive compilation of peer-reviewed (blind reviews will be employed) short chapters addressing issues in connection with e-collaboration technologies and their impact on users. E-collaboration technologies are broadly defined as electronic technologies that enable collaboration among individuals engaged in a common task.

Examples of e-collaboration technologies are distance learning suites, web-based chat tools, web-based asynchronous conferencing tools, e-mail, listservs, collaborative writing tools, group decision support systems, teleconferencing suites, workflow automation systems, and document management technologies.

The Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration will provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes, and acronyms related to e-collaboration. It will will feature short chapters (3,000-3,500 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in connection with e-collaboration.


About the Editor

Ned Kock is Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of MIS and Decision Science at Texas A&M International University. He holds degrees in electronics engineering (B.E.E.), computer science (M.Sc.), and management information systems (Ph.D.). Ned has authored several books, including "Business Process Improvement Through E-Collaboration: Knowledge Sharing Through the Use of Virtual Groups", published in 2005 by Idea Group, Inc.

He has published in a number of journals including Communications of the ACM, Decision Support Systems, IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Information & Management, Information Systems Journal, Information Technology & People, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Journal of Systems and Information Technology, MIS Quarterly, and Organization Science.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of e-Collaboration, Associate Editor of the Journal of Systems and Information Technology, and Associate Editor for Information Systems of the journal IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. His research interests include action research, ethical and legal issues in technology research and management, e-collaboration, and business process improvement.