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Title Encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies / Subhasish Dasgupta [editor]
Published Hershey, Pa. : IGI Global (701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, USA), [2006]
copyright 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 589 pages, 9, 8 pages : illustrations (some color)) : digital files
Contents Biometrics in virtual communities and digital governments / Chang-Tsun Li -- Building trust in virtual communities / Istv̐Μưan Mezg̐Μưar -- Business advantage of community knowledge / Henny de Vos and Carla Verwijs -- Business applications of virtual communities / Susan A. Baim -- Cancer patient-to-patient online discussion groups / Roy Rada -- Codes of ethics in virtual communities / C̐Μưalin Gur̐Μưau -- Collaboration, communication, and learning in a virtual community / Seungyeon Han and Janette R. Hill -- Collaborative information management system for science domains / Ozgul Unal, Ersin C. Kaletas, Hamideh Afsarmanesh, H. Hakan Yakali, and Louis O. Hertzberger -- Communicating in synchronous text-based virtual communities / Lynne D. Roberts, Leigh M. Smith, and Clare M. Pollock -- Computer-mediated communication in virtual learning communities / Lisa Link and Daniela Wagner -- Converting online community visitors into online consumers / Lee Moh Shan, Juliana Sutanto, Atreyi Kankanhalli, and Bernard C.Y. Tan -- Copyright protection in virtual communities through digital watermarking / Huayin Si and Chang-Tsun Li -- Copyright protection through digital watermarking / Farook Sattar and Dan Yu -- Creating telepresence in virtual mediated environments / Sana Debbabi and Serge Baile -- Cross-disciplinary learning in virtual teams / Scott P. Schaffer and Therese M. Schmidt -- Cross-disciplinary virtual design teams / Scott P. Schaffer, Melissa Lee Price, and Therese M. Schmidt --
Cultural diversity and the digital divide / Eulace Scott Rhoten -- Cultural presence / Erik M. Champion -- Culture in virtual communities / Li Xiao -- Cyber rhetoric and online ethos / Kirk St.Amant -- Cyberspace / Josh Lepawsky and Kyonghwan Park -- Defining "virtual community" / Catherine M. Ridings -- Detecting and responding to online deception / Neil C. Rowe -- Developing virtual communities in transition economies / Panagiotis Damaskopoulos and Rimantas Gatautis -- Differences in the use of media across cultures / Karen South Moustafa -- Discussing health issues on the Internet / Jane Moon -- Distance learning applications using virtual communities / Susan A. Baim -- Draw to participate in virtual communities / Susan A. Baim -- E-commerce product selection and evaluation services / Sheng-Uei Guan -- Effective virtual working through communities of practice / Chris Kimble and Feng Li -- E-leadership / David Gurr -- E-learning models / Eulace Scott Rhoten -- E-learning vs. traditional teaching methods / Chris Blackmore, Emmy van Deurzen, and Digby Tantam -- Electronic auction service framework based on mobile software agents, An / Sheng-Uei Guan -- Electronic networks of practice and communities of practice / Robin Teigland and Molly McLure Wasko -- Engaging organisational culture to overcome social barriers in virtual communities / Anzela Huq -- Establishing and sustaining trust in virtual organizations / Jing Wang and Kholekile Gwebu --
Ethics of deception in virtual communities / Neil C. Rowe -- Examining social structure in an electronic network of practice / Molly McLure Wasko and Robin Teigland -- Extending online communities through virtual parallel systems / Chu Jong and Pruthikrai Mahatanankoon -- Government applications of virtual communities / Susan A. Baim -- Grey market informatics / Kirk St.Amant -- Groupware and team aware / Mohamed Daassi and Marc Favier -- How an association evolved using communities of practice / Anne Zender -- Human resources and knowledge management based on e-democracy / Niki Lambropoulos -- Hyperlink analysis / Mike Thelwall -- ICT, CoLs, CoPs, and virtual communities / Antonio Cartelli -- Implications of virtual schooling for socialization and community / Glenn Russell -- Improving discussion in virtual communities / William Brescia -- Influence on knowledge construction / Antonio Cartelli -- Information integrity for CRM in a virtual world / Piyush Malik -- Information navigation and knowledge discovery in virtual communities / Wenyuan Li, Wee-Keong Ng, and Kok-Leong Ong -- Integrating visualization techniques in groupware interfaces / Mohamed Daassi, Chaouki Daassi, and Marc Favier -- Intellectual property rights in open source software communities / Chitu Okoli and Kevin Carillo -- Internet-mediated communities / Carlo Gabriel Porto Bellini and Lilia Maria Vargas -- Investor empowerment or market manipulation in financial virtual communities / John Campbell -- Mediacommunication based on application-layer multicast / G̐Μưabor Hossz̐Μưu --
MENOS organization, The / A. Hassan, K. Henttonen, and K. Blomqvist -- Mobile internet and handheld devices for virtual communities / Wen-Chen Hu, Hung-Jen Yang, and Jyh-haw Yeh -- Modelling stages of behaviour in social virtual communities / Lynne D. Roberts, Leigh M. Smith, and Clare M. Pollock -- MOOs as virtual communities / Shannon Roper and Sharmila Pixy Ferris -- Motivation in online communities / Patrick Waterson -- Online consumer behavior / Ronald E. Goldsmith -- Online deception types / Neil C. Rowe -- Online empathy / Niki Lambropoulos -- Online gaming / Mark Griffiths, Mark N. O. Davies, and Darren Chappell -- Online group facilitation skills / Nancy White -- Online social networking for new research opportunities / Lionel Mew -- Open source software communities / Kevin Carillo and Chitu Okoli -- Open-source software issues / Sofiane Sahraoui -- Peer-to-peer technology for file sharing / S.H. Kwok, Y.M. Cheung and K.Y. Chan -- Peer-to-peer wireless network confederation / Elias C. Efstathiou and George C. Polyzos -- Peer-to-peer-based collaboration for virtual communities / Odej Kao and Ulf Rerrer -- Predicting activity levels in virtual communities / Ori B. Kushnir -- Psychological sense of community in virtual communities / Lynne D. Roberts, Leigh M. Smith, and Clare M. Pollock -- Racial issues in the virtual classroom / Alfred P. Rovai and Louis B. Gallien, Jr. -- Representing virtual communities for advanced services / Miguel-Angel Sicilia and Elena Garc̐Μưia-Barriocanal --
Reusable learning resources for virtual learning environments / Miguel-Angel Sicilia and Salvador S̐Μưanchez-Alonso -- Sanctioning mechanisms in virtual communities / Elisa Bertino, Anna Cinzia Squicciarini, and Elena Ferrari -- Sociability and usability for active participation / Niki Lambropoulos -- Social impact of virtual networking / Hakikur Rahman -- Success of virtual environments / Benay P. Dara-Abrams -- Supporting a virtual community for the elderly / Luis M. Camarinha-Matos and Filipa Ferrada -- Technology-based models / Linda A. Brown -- Telework and the academic librarian / Jo Ann Calzonetti and Aim̐Μưee deChambeau -- Trust between managers and subordinates in virtual communities / Karen South Moustafa -- Trust in B2B e-commerce virtual communities / Eric Turner -- Trust in virtual communities / Eun G. Park -- Trust in virtual organizations / Istv̐Μưan Mezg̐Μưar -- Understanding knowledge bases and building membership in virtual communities / Susan A. Baim -- Understanding virtual communities in online games / Kyonghwan Park and Josh Lepawsky -- User acceptance of virtual technologies / Heshan Sun and Xue Xiao -- User trust in the BBS communities / Hung Chim -- Virtual campus of Nanyang Technological University / Alexei Sourin -- Virtual collaborative design / Ayb̐Μưuke Aurum and Oya Demirbilek -- Virtual communities and local youth e-democracy / Kosonen Miia, Cav̐Μưen-P̐Μưoys̐Μưa Outi, and Kirsimarja Blomqvist -- Virtual communities and social capital theory / Catherine M. Ridings --
Virtual communities and the alignment of Web ontologies / Krzysztof Juszczyszyn -- Virtual communities for development / Deidra Fryer and Eric Turner -- Virtual communities' impact on politics / Vasanthi Srinivasan -- Virtual communities in an MBA / Fran̐Μưcoise Dushinka Brailovsky Signoret -- Virtual communities in banking customer retention / Dimitris Kardaras and Bill Karakostas -- Virtual communities wish list / James Isaak -- Virtual community as new marketing channel / Chingning Wang, Kangning Wei, and Michelle L. Kaarst-Brown -- Virtual community models in relation to e-business models / Lee Moh Shan, Juliana Sutanto, Atreyi Kankanhalli, and Bernard C.Y. Tan -- Virtual community sustainability / Ta-Tao Chuang -- Virtual marketplace for agent-based electronic commerce / Sheng-Uei Guan -- Virtual organizing online communities in support of knowledge synthesis / Kam Hou Vat -- Virtual places / Erik M. Champion -- Virtual reality technology in computer-aided production engineering / Vladim̐Μưir Modr̐Μưak and Jozef Nov̐Μưak Marcin̐Μưin -- Virtual reality user acceptance / Fran̐Μưcoise Dushinka Brailovsky Signoret -- Virtual teams classification / Kangning Wei and Chingning Wang -- Virtually finding community in the third space / Samantha Bax -- Web services and virtual communities / Qingyu Zhang -- Web-based knowledge management model / Pei-Di Shen and Chia-Wen Tsai. marcreport
Summary "This encyclopedia of virtual communities and technologies provides a much needed integrated overview of all the critical concepts, technologies and issues in the area of virtual communities"--Provided by publisher
Analysis Behavior in virtual communities
Case studies in virtual communities and technologies
Cross-cultural issues
Different types of virtual communities and their status
Human computer interfaces
Individual and group behavior
Models for virtual communities
Privacy and security
Real-world applications of virtual communities
Social impact
Synchronous and asynchronous environments
Technical and legal issues
Theoretical and practical concepts in virtual communities research
Virtual communities and web-enabled technologies
Virtual communities for gaming
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on May 25, 2010)
Subject Electronic villages (Computer networks) -- Encyclopedias.
Telecommunication -- Encyclopedias.
Virtual reality -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
Author Dasgupta, Subhasish, 1966-
IGI Global.
LC no. 2005013817
ISBN 9781591407973 (PDF)
1591407974 (PDF)