Über den Autor
Subhasish Dasgupta, Ph. D., is assistant professor of information systems in the School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University. His research interests include electronic commerce, information technology adoption and diffusion, effects of information technology investment on firm performance, group decision making and global information systems.
A sample of contents: Theoretical and practical concepts in virtual communities research; Real-world applications of virtual communities; Virtual communities and web-enabled technologies; Individual and group behavior in virtual communities; Social impact of virtual communities; Crosscultural issues in virtual communities; Behavior in virtual communities; Models for virtual communities; Privacy and security in virtual environments; Technology for virtual environments; Virtual communities for gaming.
- Numerous contributions from known international scholars providing comprehensive coverage of theories and concepts of virtual communities
- Example of best practices and case studies in virtual communities around the world
- A compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms provided by international experts.
- Organized by titles and indexed by authors and topics, making it a convenient method of reference for readers
- Cross referencing of key terms; figures and information related to virtual communities and applications
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