[Air-l] Call for Chapter Proposals -- Edited Collection on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices

St-Amant, Kirk kirk.st-amant at ttu.edu
Sun Jan 22 11:20:43 PST 2006

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

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  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

• Legal Issues, Professional Codes, and Corporate Policies  as Related to the Virtual Workplace

• Creating a Common Corporate Culture or Identity within  Virtual Workplace Environments

• Teaching and Training Employees to Work Successfully in  Virtual Environments

• International Issues Related to Virtual Workplaces  in an Age of Globalization

• Comparisons and Contrasts of 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

zemliapx at jmu.edu
kirk.st-amant at ttu.edu

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.

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