Current state of Web 2.0 technologies and their impact on organizations and educational institutions

[Deutscher Titel: Aktueller Stand bei Web 2.0-Technologien und ihr Einfluß auf Unternehmen und Bildungsinstitutionen]

Deans, P. C. (Ed.)
Social Software and Web 2.0 Technology Trends.
Information Science Reference, 2008. 250 p.; ISBN: 978-1-60566-122-3 (hkb)

Abstract: Very little has been written to address the emerging trends in social software and technology. With these technologies and applications being relatively new and evolving rapidly, research is wide open in these fields.
Social Software and Web 2.0 Technology Trends fills this critical research need, providing an overview of the current state of Web 2.0 technologies and their impact on organizations and educational institutions. Written for academicians and practicing managers, this estimable book presents business applications as well as implementations for institutions of higher education with numerous examples of how these technologies are currently being used. Delivering authoritative insights to a rapidly evolving domain of technology application, this book is an invaluable resource for both academic libraries and for classroom instruction.

Editor(s): P. Candace Deans is on the faculty of the Robins School, University of Richmond. She teaches courses in information technology and international business. Prior to her current position, she served on the faculty at Thunderbird Global School of Management and Wake Forest University. She received her PhD degree from the University of South Carolina and her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina –Chapel Hill. She holds masters degrees from University of Arizona, North Carolina State University and East Carolina University. Dr. Deans has received several teaching awards. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and she is the author of several books. She has published in journals such as Journal of MIS and Global Information Management. She currently serves on the editorial board of the AIMS International Journal of ManagemenT. Her research interests focus on international information technology (IT) issues.

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