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Annals of Information Systems

Virtual Communities, Social Networks and Collaboration

Editors: Lazakidou, Athina A. (Ed.)

  • Covers cutting edge research topics of utmost real-world importance in the specific domain of social networks
  • Addresses what leads to participation and effective collaboration in online communities
  • Presents studies from leading researchers and practitioners in the field
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About this book

Online communities are among the most obvious manifestations of social networks based on new media technology. Facilitating ad-hoc communication and leveraging collective intelligence by matching similar or related users have become important success factors in almost every successful business plan.

Researchers are just beginning to understand virtual communities and collaborations among participants currently proliferating across the world. Virtual Communities, Social Networks and Collaboration covers cutting edge research topics of utmost real-world importance in the specific domain of social networks. This volume focuses on exploring issues relating to the design, development, and outcomes from electronic groups and online communities, including:

- The implications of social networking,
- Understanding of how and why knowledge is shared among participants,
- What leads to participation, effective collaboration, co-creation and innovation,
- How organizations can better utilize the potential benefits of communities in both internal operations, marketing, and new product development.

Reviews

From the reviews:

 “This new book is as an excellent interdisciplinary source of comprehensive knowledge and literature topics related to virtual communities, social networks, and collaboration. It is highly recommended to all librarians, information scientists, social network analysts, researchers, social activists, policymakers, legislators, social decision makers and various professionals due to professional discussions about technical problems of technology application and social issues arising from it. … The writing style of this book is clear, fluent and almost easy to understand. Explanations are adequately meaningful and comprehensible.” (Elaheh Hossseini and Mohammadamin Erfanmanesh, Webology, Vol. 10 (1), June, 2013)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Health-Related Virtual Communities and Social Networking Services

    Ilioudi, Stamatia (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Emergent Evaluation Criteria for Collaborative Learning Environment

    Emary, Ibrahiem M. M. El

    Pages 15-33

  • Evaluating and Enriching Online Knowledge Exchange: A Socio-epistemological Perspective

    Matthews, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 35-59

  • Organizational Design of Online Communities

    Glezakos, Nick (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

  • A Security Model for Virtual Healthcare Communities

    Chryssanthou, Anargyros (et al.)

    Pages 75-113

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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3634-8
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Softcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3633-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virtual Communities, Social Networks and Collaboration
Editors
  • Athina A. Lazakidou
Series Title
Annals of Information Systems
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3634-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3634-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3633-1
Series ISSN
1934-3221
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 249
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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