Information Systems and Technology in the International Office of the Future

Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.4 working conference on the International Office of the Future: Design Options and Solution Strategies, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA, April 8–11, 1996

  • Bernard C. Glasson
  • Douglas R. Vogel
  • Pieter W. G. Bots
  • Jay F. Nunamaker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Scope and Aims

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. C. Glasson, D. R. Vogel, P. W. G. Bots
      Pages 3-10
  3. Full papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. G. Bellassai, M. Borges, D. A. Fuller, J. A. Pino, A. C. Salgado
      Pages 49-62
    3. Pieter W. G. Bots, Robert Jan Streng
      Pages 63-80
    4. R. M. Davison, E. Jordan
      Pages 99-110
    5. J. Dospisil, E. Kendall, T. Polgar
      Pages 111-120
    6. Max Mühlhäuser, Jan Borchers, Chris Falkowski, Knut Manske
      Pages 219-235
    7. C. T. Romm, Nava Pliskin
      Pages 271-286
  4. Extended Abstracts

  5. Panel Summaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Jan Pries-Heje, Priscilla Fowler, Karlheinz Kautz, Gonzalo Leon Serrano
      Pages 357-359
    3. J. Rohrbaugh, C. Csaki, P. Danyi, W. G. Hewett, S. Midkiff
      Pages 361-363
    4. P. Yoong, G. de Vreede, J. Gricar, L. Jessup
      Pages 365-366
    5. Bernard Glasson, Dennis Bourque
      Pages 367-371
    6. J. F. Nunamaker
      Pages 379-380
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 381-384

About this book


Globalization of business, internationalization of trade, and increasing prevalence of multi-cultural interdisciplinary teams are beginning to redefine the nature of office work. Different-time/different-place/different-culture teams will become the norm. Same-time/same-place/same-culture teams will become the exception. The International Office of the Future (IOF) will be a dramatically different environment than that which exists in the majority of today's organizations. Prospects for the IOF give rise to numerous questions, which are addressed in this book. What are the salient issues? What design options or solution strategies exist to address these issues? How might these design options be best implemented? What are their implications? In addition, a number of specific topics will be discussed including: multi-cultural team productivity, IT platform requirements, and global telecommunications.


Groupware Information System Internet Meetings communication learning operating system organization productivity service-oriented computing

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard C. Glasson
    • 1
  • Douglas R. Vogel
    • 2
  • Pieter W. G. Bots
    • 3
  • Jay F. Nunamaker
    • 2
  1. 1.Curtin UniversityPerthAustralia
  2. 2.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Technical University of DelftDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-5489-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35085-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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