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E-collaboration: a knowledge-oriented definition

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E-collaboration is a coordinated activity among different individuals who use electronic technologies to work on a single, common task and who, concurrently, are also mutually engaged in a conscious, continuous effort to construct and maintain an underlying shared knowledge structure as a basis for accomplishing their task.

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Bettoni, M.,  Bittel, N., Bernhard W. & Mirata, V. (in press) eSF – An E-Collaboration System for Knowledge Workers. In: A. Kok & H. Lee (eds.) Cultural, Behavioral, and Social Considerations in Electronic Collaboration. IGI Global, 2015

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Author: Marco Bettoni

From 1977 to 2005 I have been researcher, engineer and lecturer with industrial and academic organisations in machine design, engineering education, IT development, knowledge engineering and knowledge management. Since 2005 my research focuses on E-Collaboration, Communities of Practice and Knowledge Cooperation (www.weknow.ch). I like to share knowledge with everyone and I am interested in pretty much everything. Hobby since 1981: research in Knowledge Theory from a Radical Constructivist point of view, especially Kantian Criticism. I enjoy reading ancient Greek philosophy, sailing, walking, cooking (italian, greek) and dinner with friends, especially in Greek restaurants. Motto: We need to be the change we wish to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi)

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