CollectiveThought - Supporting virtual teams with semantic networks

Kathy Ning Shen, Mohamed Khalifa

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Abstract

Given the wide application of computer-mediated discussions in supporting virtual teams, the proposed technical platform, CollectiveThought, is driven by the inherent challenges in virtual team collaboration. Particularly, we propose to apply semantic networks to the representation of computer-mediated discussions and to discuss the ability of the resulting prototype CollectiveThought in facilitating knowledge sharing and developing collective semantic networks within a virtual team. Meanwhile, incorporating features from traditional discussion forums, e.g., self-presentation and asynchronous communication may mitigate the negative effects due to virtuality and allow coordination and collaboration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICE-B 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business
Pages37-42
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on e-Business, ICE-B 2011 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Jul 18 2011Jul 21 2011

Publication series

NameICE-B 2011 - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on e-Business, ICE-B 2011
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySeville
Period7/18/117/21/11

Keywords

  • Diversity
  • Knowledge management
  • Semantic networks
  • Virtual teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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