David F. Conway, Stephanie A. Hillen, Melodie Landis, Mary T. Schlegelmilch, Peter Wolcott, Deepak Khazanchi, Bjørn Erik Munkvold, Aleksandra Lazareva, Jeanne L. Surface, Mary T. Schlegelmilch, Phyllis K. Adcock, Victor L. Winter, Paul J.A. van Vliet, and Jeremy Harris Lipschultz
Editors: David F. Conway (UNO faculty member), Stefanie Hillen, Melodee Landis, Mary T. Schlegelmilch, Peter Wolcott (UNO faculty member)
Chapter, The Value of Investigating Information Technology Applications for Teaching and Learning Purposes, co-authored by David F. Conway and Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty members.
Chapter, Towards a Contingency Theory of eLearning, co-authored by Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty member.
Chapter, Collaborative Technologies and Digital Media in Teaching and Learning: Starting Small and Learning Along the Way, co-authored by Jeanne Surface and Phyllis Adcock, UNO faculty members.
Chapter, Information Technology for Development: Service Learning from Classroom to Community and Back Again, co-authored by Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty member.
Chapter, The World Needs More Computer Science! What to do?, authored by Victor Winter, UNO faculty member.
Chapter, Building an Online Systems Development Course – Experiences with Content and Interaction Design, authored by Paul J. A. van Vliet UNO faculty member.
Chapter, Social Media Communication in the Classroom: A Pedagogical Case Study of Social Network Analysis, authored by Jeremy Harris Lipschultz, UNO faculty member.
This book project was initiated in fall 2013 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Nebraska during a Global Engagement Research and Teaching Workshop between faculty from UNO and the University of Agder (UiA), Norway.
The anthology presents articles that center on the application of digital technologies that add value to the teaching and learning process in a globalized context. The unique focus of the book is the intersection between pedagogy and technology, specifically the innovative use of technology to improve higher education teaching and learning. With the increased mobility of faculty and students, more diversity among our students and faculty, increased cross-disciplinary designs, alternative environments enabled by technology, and greater demand from the millennial generation for increased access and flexibility, it is important to share accounts where technology has made a positive impact on the instructional process.
Topics that are discussed are local studies with implications for the global environment and the innovative use of technology to improve higher education teaching and learning.
The target audiences for the book are researchers, teachers and stakeholders in learning organizations interested in using IT for teaching and learning.
In Lee, Mehruz Kamal, Sajda Qureshi, and Peter Wolcott
Editor: In Lee
Chapter 6, Promoting Competitive Advantage in Microenterprises through Information Technology Interventions, co-authored by Sajda Qureshi and Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty members.
As the Web paradigm shifted from the business-centered to user-centered one (this paradigm shift has become known as "Web 2.0") it has become a Web platform as a method to quickly reach a large pool of consumers. Web 2.0 has changed the nature of a user from a content consumer to a content generator. While the pre-Web 2.0 era is characterized by read-only websites and proprietary web applications, Web 2.0 brought about a variety of interactive community-based initiatives that leverage data, harness distributed intelligence, and utilize a rich multimedia.
E-Business Applications for Product Development and Competitive Growth: Emerging Technologies is a comprehensive framework of knowledge provided by research and practitioner experts within the e-business research field. Emerging e-business theories, architectures, and technologies are outlined to stimulate information into research and business communities. This book will serve as an integrated e-business knowledge base for those who are interested in the advancement of e-business theory and practice through a variety of research methods including theoretical, experimental, case, and survey research methods.
Frank Teuteberg, Jorge Marx Gómez, Mehruz Kamal, Sajda Qureshi, and Peter Wolcott
Editors: Frank Teuteberg and Jorge Marx Gómez
Chapter 4, How can Information Technology be adopted by Micro-enterprises? Guidelines for Sustainable Development, co-authored by Sajda Qureshi and Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty members.
In recent years, the focus of environmental responsibility has shifted toward companies and a variety of highly specific, heterogeneous solutions for different environmental issues have been created. These solutions comprise a special category of information systems, termed Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems (CEMIS).
Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems: Advancements and Trends addresses the continuing need for companies to take a holistic and strategic approach towards material and energy efficiency, emission and waste reduction, recycling, stakeholder engagement, and legal compliance. As Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems that support only operational goals are becoming obsolete, the need for a reference redefining these systems to provide integrated solutions to environmental and economic problems is needed.
Jatinder N.D. Gupta, Sushil K. Sharma, Andrew P. Martin, and Deepak Khazanchi
Editors: Jatinder N.D. Gupta and Sushil K. Sharma
Chapter XIX, Information Availability, co-authored by Andrew P. Martin and Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty members.
While emerging information and internet ubiquitous technologies provide tremendous positive opportunities, there are still numerous vulnerabilities associated with technology. Attacks on computer systems are increasing in sophistication and potential devastation more than ever before. As such, organizations need to stay abreast of the latest protective measures and services to prevent cyber attacks.
The Handbook of Research on Information Security and Assurance includes 47 chapters offering comprehensive definitions and explanations on topics such as firewalls, information warfare, encryption standards, and social and ethical concerns in enterprise security. Edited by over 90 scholars in information science, this reference provides tools to combat the growing risk associated with technology.
Terry T. Kidd, Dawn M. Owens, and Deepak Khazanchi
Editor: Terry T. Kidd
Chapter XVI, Software Quality Assurance, co-authored by Dawn M. Owens and Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty members.
Systems planning and management have become increasingly important in the digital economy with new technologies having significant implications for corporate strategies.
The Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning, and Operations provides comprehensive coverage of information technology projects and resources for researchers, educators, students, and field practitioners. Through a collection of industry practical experiences, challenges, and opportunities, this Handbook of Research offers a compendium of terms, definitions, and explanations for the advancement of knowledge within IT management.
William R. King, Sajda Qureshi, Mehruz Kamal, and Peter Keen
Editor: William R. King
Chapter, Knowledge Networking to Overcome the Digital Divide, co-authored by Sajda Qureshi, UNO faculty member.
As organizations become increasingly extended across global boundaries, their reliance on information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support their processes increases. The use of ICTs to activate dispersed knowledge within complex webs of human networks can enable the gap between the information rich and information poor to be overcome. This paper develops a new concept called knowledge networking and investigates how this process enables the digital divide to be overcome. Following a phenomenological analysis of knowledge networking using a selection of vignettes, this paper provides a conceptual model describing the ways in which knowledge networking enables the digital divide to be overcome.
Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges: Managerial Issues and Challenges
Carlos Ferran, Ricardo Salim, Deanna House, Gert-Jan de Vreede, Peter Wolcott, and Kenneth Lee Dick
Editors: Carlos Ferran and Ricardo Salim
Chapter, 15, Success Factors for the Global Implementation of ERP/HRMS Software, co-authored by Gert-Jan de Vreede, Peter Wolcott, and Kenneth Dick, UNO faculty members.
Local functional systems that create inefficient islands of information are being replaced by expensive enterprise-wide applications that unify the functional areas; however, while we have not yet been able to completely and seamlessly integrate across functions, we find that the new islands of information are no longer functional but political, cultural, linguistic, and geographical. The global village is a reality and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations face new issues and challenges.
Enterprise Resource Planning for Global Economies: Managerial Issues and Challenges provides authoritative research on the theoretical frameworks and pragmatic discussions on global implementations of information systems, particularly ERP systems. This book offers professionals, managers, and researchers, who want to improve their understanding of the issues and challenges that arise when information systems cross national boundaries, with an authoritative, essential research resource.
Jerzy Kisielnicki Kisielnicki, Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi, and Azamat Mametjanov
Editor: Jerzy Kisielnicki
Chapter 13, The Practice and Promise of Virtual Project Management, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi and Azamat Mametjanov, UNO faculty members.
Chapter 85, Patterns for Effective Management of Virtual Projects: Theory and Evidence, co-authored by Deepak Khazanchi and Ilze Zigurs, UNO faculty members.
Virtual Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications includes the most encompassing research of the concepts and realities involved in the field of virtual communities and technologies. This ground breaking, multi-volume compendium of over 300 chapters from a global pool of more than 225 experts presents an in-depth analysis of the social and economic impacts of virtual environments. Comprised of such topics as collaborative technologies, resource-based view strategy, structuration theory, synchronous and asynchronous environments, and videoconferencing life-cycle, this Premier Reference source is the defining core of research for the field of virtual technologies. This 3-volume compendium enlivens the coverage within the field of virtual technologies while providing the fundamental research base necessary for any library.
Ned Knock, Ilze Zigurs, and Deepak Khazanchi
Editor: Ned Knock
Chapter VII, Applying Pattern Theory in the Effective Management of Virtual Projects, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs and Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty members.
E-Collaboration in Modern Organizations: Initiating and Managing Distributed Projects combines comprehensive research related to e-collaboration in modern organizations, emphasizing topics relevant to those involved in initiating and managing distributed projects. Providing authoritative content to scholars, researchers, and practitioners, this book specifically describes conceptual and theoretical issues that have implications for distributed project management, implications surrounding the use of e-collaborative environments for distributed projects, and emerging issues and debate related directly and indirectly to e-collaboration support for distributed project management.
Ned Knock, Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi, and Azamat Mametjanov
Editor: Ned Knock
Chapter 73, The Practice and Promise of Virtual Project Management, co-authored by Ilze Zigurs, Deepak Khazanchi and Azamat Mametjanov,UNO faculty members.
E-collaboration, while having its roots in electronic technology such as telephones and other rudimentary electronic devices, has expanded dramatically with today's plethora of computer-supported cooperation and computer-mediated communication.
The Encyclopedia of E-Collaboration includes 109 authoritative contributions on information on the design and implementation of e-collaboration technologies, the behavioral impacts of e-collaboration technologies on individuals and groups, and theoretical considerations on links between the use of e-collaboration technology and behavioral patterns.With more than 2,600 references to existing literature and over 850 key terms this cutting-edge encyclopedia delivers indispensable content to libraries and researchers looking to develop programs of investigation into the use of electronic collaboration.
Robert M. Davison, Roger W. Harris, Sajda Qureshi, Douglas R. Vogel, Peter Wolcott, and Gert-Jan de Vreede
Editors: Robert M. Davison, Roger W. Harris, Sajda Qureshi (UNO faculty member), Douglas R. Vogel, and Gert-Jan de Vreede (UNO faculty member)
Chapter 14, The Provision of Internet Services in India, authored by Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty member.
The digital divide and the inequalities of the availability and deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) between developed and developing countries have long been a source of concern. Global institutions such as the United Nations, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the World Bank, as well as regional and national level agencies, have set up task forces to investigate how ICTs can be enacted most effectively in developing countries.
How this shared vision should be put into practice is a complex undertaking, but it is already taking place. In this volume, we go beyond the theoretical, the polemical and the philosophical to consider practical issues as they are encountered by stakeholders in the developing country context. 15 author teams explore key issues organized into four sections: (1) Theoretical Background and Culture; (2) Telecentres; (3) Applications; and (4) Key Concepts with Country Specific Studies. Examples of these applications are also described in chapters about Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Fiji, India and Thailand.
Readers of this book will be stimulated by descriptions of how information systems do make a difference to the lives of people in developing countries, differences that incorporate self-sustaining changes and are designed to ensure future prosperity.
Deepak Khazanchi and Ilze Zigurs
Co-authored by Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty member.
The rise of the Internet and development of collaborative software have instilled a new dimension into project management-the virtual project team. However, project manager know that managing a virtual project is fundamentally different from managing traditional projects. Virtual team environments place a heavy weight on project managers to combine their existing mindset, skill set and tool set in order to manage through technology, rather than simply with technology.
Patterns of Effective Management of Virtual Project Management: An Exploratory Study addresses this very issue by combining the collective skills and technologies in project management and collaboration to provide a blueprint for best practices in virtual project environments.
Vicky Arnold, Clark Hampton, Deepak Khazanchi, and Steve G. Sutton
Co-authored by Deepak Khazanchi, UNO faculty member.
Enterprise risk management has moved to the forefront of corporate concerns amidst regulatory requirements within the United States and increased pressure from boards of directors, stockholders, and the general public. At the same time, internal auditors have assumed the responsibility of ensuring adequate internal controls are in place across the enterprise.
One reality confronting many corporate executives is that enterprise risk is not enterprise-centric but emanates from an extended enterprise and includes relationships with vendors, customers, and outsourcing providers. Indeed, in today’s environment, internal auditors can no longer simply compete in an organization versus organization environment, but rather survival is dictated through successful supply chain competitiveness. Inevitably, these extended-enterprise relationships are heavily dependent on information technology-based systems linked through increasingly tight business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce linkages.
This detailed research report:
- Articulates the risks surrounding B2B e-commerce relationships to enhance your understanding of how they impact enterprise risk management.
- Explores the various facets of B2B e-commerce relationships to help you attain a better understanding of key risk factors to monitor as a component of B2B e-commerce risk management efforts.
- Helps you understand how to assess relationships with current or potential B2B partners to better comprehend the likely risk level inherited via the trading relationship.
- Explains how to identify critical risk factors in sufficient detail to replicate the process if a uniquely tailored set of critical risk factors is desired.
- Provides a general strategy for addressing B2B e-commerce risks as a component of an overall enterprise risk management strategy.
J. J. Dongarra, L. Snyder, and Peter Wolcott
Co-authored by Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty member.
The technical assessment report examines strengths and weaknesses of parallel processing research and development in the Soviet Union during the 1980s (through the first half of 1991). The assessment was carried out by a panel of US scientists who are experts on parallel processing hardware, software, algorithms, and applications, and on Soviet computing.