Technical and environmental challenges of collaboration engineering in distributed environments

Halbana Tarmizi, Matt Payne, Cherie Noteboom, Chi Zhang, Lucas Steinhauser, Gert Jan De Vreede, Ilze Zigurs

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5 Scopus citations


Collaboration in distributed settings has become a reality in organizational life, yet we still have much to learn. One important area of study is the integration of Collaboration Engineering in distributed, or virtual, teams. Collaboration Engineering offers promising guidelines for process structure, but its application in distributed arenas is just beginning to be studied. We report on the design and development of a new collaboration environment for the incorporation of Collaboration Engineering principles, as well as the results of an initial study that examined leadership and process structure effects on the development of shared understanding. We discuss both technical and environmental challenges for research on Collaboration Engineering in distributed environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGroupware
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Implementation, and Use - 12th International Workshop, CRIWG 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)3540395911, 9783540395911
StatePublished - 2006
Event12th International Workshop on Groupware, CRIWG 2006 - Medina del Campo, Spain
Duration: Sep 17 2006Sep 21 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4154 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference12th International Workshop on Groupware, CRIWG 2006
CityMedina del Campo


  • Collaboration Engineering
  • Leadership
  • Process structure
  • Shared understanding
  • ThinkLets
  • Virtual teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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