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Our virtual world : the transformation of work, play and life via technology /
[edited by] Laku Chidambaram, Ilze Zigurs.
imprint
Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group Pub., c2001.
description
ii, 250 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1878289926 (paper)
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imprint
Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group Pub., c2001.
isbn
1878289926 (paper)
catalogue key
4487699
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Manju K. Ahuja is an Assistant Professor of MIS at Florida State University Kristoffer Bohmann is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Production, Aalborg University Laku Chidambaram is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Oklahoma's Michael F. Price College of Business Nils Olaya Fonstad is currently a doctoral student in Information Technologies at MIT's Sloan School of Management John E. Galvin is an assistant professor in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University -- Indianapolis Diana Burley Gant has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon and is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University Urs E. Gattiker is the Obel Family Foundation Professor of Technology and Innovation Management in the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University Paul Gray is Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Information Science at Claremont Graduate University Magid Igbaria is a Professor of Information Science at the Claremont Graduate University and at the Faculty of Management, Graduate School of Business, Tel Aviv University Marios Koufaris is a Ph.D. Candidate in Information Systems at the Stern School of Business of New York University Gloria Mark is an assistant professor in the Information and Computer Science Department, at the University of California, Irvine Fred Niederman is the Shaughnessy Endowed Associate Professor of MIS at Saint Louis University Lorne Olfman is Dean of the School of Information Science and Professor of Information Science at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) Jo Ann Oravec received her MBA, MA, MS and PhD degrees from UW-Madison. She is now on the faculty of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wanda J. Orlikowski is the Eaton-Peabody Chair of Communication Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Associate Professor of Information Technologies and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management Stefano Perlusz is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Production, Aalborg University Jennifer Petersen has an MA in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently working for an educational software company, developing web content for teenagers Bruce Rollier is an associate professor of MIS at the University of Baltimore Conrad Shayo is an Associate Professor of Information Science at California State University San Bernardino Christian Morck Sorensen received his Master in Engineering Management (2000) from Aalborg University. He is also working with security and safety issues related to the Internet. Ramesh Venkataraman is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Kelley School of Business at Indiana University JoAnne Yates the Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management at MIT's Sloan School of Management Ilze Zigurs is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2001-11-01:
For many, this will be an interesting introduction to research on the impacts of new telecommunications and information technologies that are identified as the "virtual" world. For others, however, the discourse of "impacts" and the rampant technological determinism will mark the collection as unsophisticated and theoretically underdeveloped. In chapters about relationships, team collocation, play and gaming, citizenship, and socialization, the authors exhibit uneven empirical rigor; some rely on secondary research and speculation only, others directly engage Web behavior and collect data. But all contributions display near uniformity in their lack of attention to serious work in the philosophy and sociology of technology in general, and information systems in particular. There are more complex models of the political and social relations of the production of new technologies, which must be taken into account for this to be a satisfactory collection. Undergraduate students and above in disciplines concerned with information technology may find this useful. J. L. Croissant University of Arizona
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Summaries
Main Description
Since the dawn of civilization, new technologies-from the plow to the locomotive to the computer-have transformed human lives. These changes have often been for the better, but occasionally also for the worse. No matter what consequence, these changes have always been irrevocable and pervasive. Today's new technologies, from the well-connected computer to the digital communication infrastructure, are not exception. They are dramatically changing the way we work, play and live.The central theme of Our Virtual World: The Transformation of Work, Play and Life via Technology is the interplay of the ubiquity of the virtual environment and our evolving interactions in this changed context.
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Today's new technologies are dramatically changing the way we work, play and live. Our Virtual World: The Transformation of Work, Play and Life via Technology investigates the ubiquity of the virtual environment and our evolving interactions in this changed context.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Going Virtual: The Driving Forces and Arrangementsp. 9
Work in the Virtual World
Am I Doing What's Expected? New Member Socialization in Virtual Groupsp. 40
How Are You Going to Keep Them in the Classroom After They've Seen MTV? Online Education in a Virtual Worldp. 56
Meeting Current Challenges for Virtually Collocated Teams: Participation, Culture, and Integrationp. 74
Succeeding in the Virtual World: How Relationships Add Value on the Webp. 94
Play in the Virtual World
Online Poker and the Individuals Who Play Itp. 104
Online Recreation and Play in Organizational Life: The Internet as Virtual Contested Terrainp. 124
Play's the Thing ... on the Web!p. 141
Life in the Virtual World
Citizens and Spokesmen: Politics and Personal Expression on the Webp. 152
The Virtual Community: Building on Social Structure, Relations and Trust to Achieve Valuep. 166
Sloan 2001: A Virtual Odysseyp. 191
The Search for a New Identity: Post-Organ Transplant Recipients and the Internetp. 219
Conclusionp. 234
About the Authorsp. 241
Indexp. 248
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