Virtuality and Virtualization

Proceedings of the International Federation of Information Processing Working Groups 8.2 on Information Systems and Organizations and 9.5 on Virtuality and Society, July 29–31, 2007, Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Kevin Crowston
  • Sandra Sieber
  • Eleanor Wynn
Conference proceedings

Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 236)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Kevin Crowston, Sandra Sieber
      Pages 1-7
  3. Keynotes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Michael D. Cohen
      Pages 11-12
    3. John Leslie King
      Pages 13-18
  4. Frameworks for Understanding Virtuality and Virtualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Michael A. D’Eredita, Michael S. Nilan
      Pages 21-34
    3. Sanjeev Jha, Mary Beth Watson-Manheim
      Pages 35-50
  5. Process Issues to Achieve Virtualization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Michael S. Nilan, Anuradha Mundkur
      Pages 53-66
    3. Bernard Katzy, Kevin Crowston
      Pages 67-83
    4. Jonathon N. Cummings, J. Alberto Espinosa, Cynthia K. Pickering
      Pages 85-98
    5. Rosalie Ocker, Haiyan Huang, Eileen Trauth, Sandeep Purao
      Pages 119-131
  6. Group Processes in Virtual Teams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Robert Heckman, Kevin Crowston, Nora Misiolek
      Pages 151-168
    3. Michael R. Ryan, Richard R. Reilly
      Pages 169-182
    4. JoAnn M. Brooks
      Pages 201-213
    5. Mark Mortensen, Anita Williams Woolley, Michael O’Leary
      Pages 215-228
  7. Knowledge and Virtuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Hala Annabi
      Pages 231-249
    3. Kangning Wei
      Pages 251-265
    4. Susan V. Scott, Will Venters
      Pages 267-279
    5. Ulrika H. Westergren
      Pages 281-293
    6. Ilan Oshri, Julia Kotlarsky, Leslie Willcocks, Paul van Fenema
      Pages 295-313
  8. The Role of Fiction in Structuring Virtuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Andrea H. Tapia, Magy Seif El-Nasr, Ibrahim Yucel, Joseph Zupko, Edgard Maldonado
      Pages 317-334
    3. Ulrike Schultze, Julie Rennecker
      Pages 335-351
    4. Neil C. Ramiller
      Pages 353-366
  9. Panels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Michael Barrett, Elizabeth Davidson, Leiser Silva, Geoff Walsham
      Pages 369-372
    3. Niki Panteli, Mike Chiasson, Lin Yan, Angeliki Poulymenakou, Anthony Papargyris
      Pages 373-377
    4. Jan Chong, Ingrid Erickson, Kathy J. Lee, Rosanne Siino
      Pages 379-382
    5. Ann Majchrzak, Chris Wagner, Dirk Riehle, Peter Thoeny, Sunir Shah, Ward Cunningham
      Pages 383-386
    6. Esther Baldwin, Cynthia Pickering, David Smith, David Abecassis, Aaron Molenaur
      Pages 387-389
    7. France Bélanger, Mary Beth Watson-Manheim, Susan Harrington, Nancy Johnson, Derrick Neufeld
      Pages 391-395
    8. Bonnie Kaplan, Peter L. Elkin, Paul N. Gorman, Ross Koppel, Frank Sites, Jan Talmon
      Pages 397-401
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 403-404

About these proceedings


International Federation for Information Processing

The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication.  The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction.  Proceedings and post-proceedings of referred international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured.  These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research.  The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Crowston
    • 1
  • Sandra Sieber
    • 2
  • Eleanor Wynn
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Information StudiesSyracuse UniversityUSA
  2. 2.IESE, Business SchoolUniversity of NavarraSpain
  3. 3.Intel CorporationUSA

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