19.569 call for chapters: Virtual Workplaces

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:25:38 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 569.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 06:18:42 +0000
         From: "St-Amant, Kirk" <kirk.st-amant_at_ttu.edu>
         Subject: Call for Chapter Proposals --
Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices

for the
Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and
the New Nature of Business Practices

Editors: Pavel Zemliansky, Ph.D, James Madison University
Kirk St. Amnt, Ph.D, Texas Tech University

Online communication technologies (OCTs) are
continually changing how we think about both
the workplace and business interactions. More
and more employees perform their job duties
outside of traditional workplaces. The ability to
work online offers more flexibility and
responsiveness, both of which are essential for
business success in the new millennium. OCTs
can also enhance knowledge management (KM) by
facilitating information sharing across an
organization. Simultaneously, managers, workers,
and educators who manage and work online or
train others face new challenges and problems.
These challenges include issues of corporate
and employee time management, technology
training, effective online communication among
employees and with clients, and others.

The Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces
and the New Nature of Business Practices will
provide comprehensive coverage and definitions of
the most important issues, concepts,
trends and technologies in the fields of virtual
workplaces and online work. The volume will
feature entries of about 5,000-7,500 words
covering a wide range of topics related to the
subject of online workplace environments.
Successful contributions will provide definitions,
explanations, and applications of various
pertinent topics and issues rather than in-depth
discussions of narrow subjects. The publication
will help in providing researchers,
scholars, students and professionals access to
the latest knowledge related to online work
and solving related problems and challenges.

• Executives, managers, and other business
decision makers who need to make informed choices
about how their organizations can use virtual workplaces effectively
• Researchers (both academic and corporate)
studying virtual interactions and virtual
workplace models for industry and academic
• Educators and trainers who increasingly find
themselves using online media to deliver
teaching or training in professional practices
• Administrators of public sector or other
non-profit agencies who wish to incorporate
virtual models and methods into their daily operations

Prospective subject areas and specific topics for
this publication include, but are not
limited to, the following:

• Histories of Virtual Workplaces
• Tools and Techniques: the Mechanisms that Make Virtual Workplaces Possible
• Tips and Techniques: Practices and Perspectives
for Success in Virtual Workplaces
• Legalities and Confidentialities: Legal Issues,
Professional Codes, and Corporate Policies
as Related to the Virtual Workplace
• Identity, Community, and Loyalty: Creating a
Common Corporate Culture or Identity within
Virtual Workplace Environments
• Teaching and Training: Approaches on How to
Best Train Employees to Work Successfully in
Virtual Environments
• Culture, Communication, and Cyberspace:
International Issues Related to Virtual Workplaces
in an Age of Globalization
• Public vs. Private Sectors: Comparisons and
Contrasts on the Uses of Virtual Workplaces
by Businesses and by Government/Public Sector Organizations

Prospective authors are invited to submit chapter
proposals of 200-500 words on or before
April 30, 2006. In their proposal, prospective authors should clearly explain:

• The purpose and the contents of their proposed chapter
• How their proposed chapter relates to the overall objectives of the book

Authors will be notified of the status of their
proposal and sent chapter organization
guidelines by May 31, 2006. Drafts of chapters will be due by August 31, 2006.
Please send inquiries or submit material
electronically (Rich Text files) to both editors at

The book is scheduled to be published by Idea
Group Inc., www.idea-group.com, publisher of
the Idea Group Publishing, Information Science
Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech Publishing,
and Idea Group Reference imprints, in early 2008.
Received on Mon Jan 23 2006 - 02:07:03 EST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0 : Mon Jan 23 2006 - 02:07:04 EST