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Beneficial Side Effects from the Adoption of a CSCW system in a Collaborating Research Community

  • Janni Nielsen
  • Morten Thanning Vendelø
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Abstract

The fast development of new IT-tools and communication technologies provides new opportunities for computer mediated collaboration among geographically distributed groups. One of the fields suitable for application of these technologies is collaboration among scientists [21]. This opportunity is especially important to many of the smaller European countries where it may be difficult to maintain competent scientific research within highly specialized fields. The new telecommunication technologies provide scientists in smaller countries with opportunities to maintain close collaboration with colleagues in foreign countries in spite of dispersion in time and geographical location, and combined with multimedia to enhance visual representations of scientific data they open up radically new dimensions in research. Yet, in spite of the obvious advantages provided by many new information technologies, the problems related to beneficial adoption of technological innovations by organizations pertains to plague systems designers, researchers and managers. Foremost, because the adoption of a technological innovation1 depends on the perception of and experience with the innovation in the social system where it is introduced [18].

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