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Panel Description: The future of business meetings — possibilities and problems of computer support in virtual organisations

  • J. M. Haake
  • M. Bever
  • J. Bumiller
  • D. Martin
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Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

Due to globalisation of markets, business processes of today are characterized by a change from individual work to team work as well as by a shift from single, independently acting corporations to virtual organisations operating as dynamic networks. On the other hand, trends emerging in this context are joint ventures and outsourcing — trends which result in an increased complexity and frequency of communication, co-ordination and co-operation within companies as well as across organisational boundaries. As a consequence, meetings at all levels have become more frequently over the past decade. This development calls for improved and enhanced communication facilities at an internal level, e.g., between various teams of a company, and at an external level, e.g., between a corporation and its suppliers or customers.

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Haake
    • 1
  • M. Bever
    • 2
  • J. Bumiller
    • 3
  • D. Martin
    • 4
  1. 1.GMD-IPSIGermany
  2. 2.IBM-ENCGermany
  3. 3.Daimler-Benz ResearchGermany
  4. 4.SMART TechnologiesGermany

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