Computer-supported collaborative work

Fadi P. Deek, James A. McHugh

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The development of networked computing and the globalization of industry have dramatically increased the importance of what is called computer-supported collaborative work (CSCW). The Web has made geographically distributed collaborative systems feasible in a manner that was previously impossible [Deek and McHugh, 2003]. This chapter surveys various factors that affect collaboration, with an emphasis on the media characteristics of distributed computer systems, process management techniques, the information processing characteristics of groups, and the impact of organizational context on the use of collaborative systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer Science Handbook, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780203494455
ISBN (Print)9781584883609
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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