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France Bélanger is Director of the Center for Global Electronic Commerce and Associate Professor in the department of Accounting and Information Systems at Virginia Tech. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Belanger has held technical, marketing and managerial positions in large information systems and telecommunications corporations. Her research interests focus on the use of telecommunication technologies in organizations, in particular for distributed work arrangements, electronic commerce, and distance learning. Dr. Belanger has published in Information Systems Research, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Information and Management, The Information Society, Information Resources Management Journal, and other IS journals. She co-authored the books Evaluation and Implementation of Distance Learning: Technologies, Tools and Techniques (Idea Group Publishing, 2000), and E-Business Technologies (Wiley, forthcoming). Her work has been funded by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Department of Education, and the Center for Innovative Technology. Dr. Belanger received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of South Florida. She also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Joint Honors in Economics and Finance from McGill University and a Collegial Degree in Applied Sciences from Ahuntsic College (Canada).

Izak Benbasat is Canada Research Chair in Information Technology Management in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems in 1974 from the University of Minnesota. His current research interests include investigating the role of explanations in intelligent systems; measuring the information systems competence of line managers and the business competence of information systems professionals, and the impact of these competencies on the successful deployment of information technologies; evaluating human-computer interfaces for e-business; and comparing methods for conducting information systems research.

Ting-Ting Chang is a doctoral candidate at the Carnegie Mellon University. She holds a B.Sc. (First Class Honors) degree in Computer and Information Sciences (2001), and a M.Sc. degree in Information Systems from the National University of Singapore. Her research interests focus on knowledge sharing and appropriation of web-based collaborative technologies for distributed [End Page 107] learning. Her ongoing research examines the effects of cultural influence and social networks on individual mobility and technology-enhanced work practices.

Daniela Damian is a post-doctoral research fellow with the Software Engineering Department in the Information Technology Faculty at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her research interests include multimedia support of interaction for software development teams.

Nanda Kumar is currently working towards a doctoral degree in the Management Information Systems area at the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, University of British Columbia. He has a bachelors degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a masters degree in Business Administration from India. Nanda's current research interests include behavioral aspects of B2C e-Commerce, computer-mediated communication, information visualization and retrieval, and knowledge management.

John Lim is Associate Professor in the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore. Concurrently, he heads their Information Systems Research Center. Dr. Lim graduated with First Class Honors in Electrical Engineering and a M.Sc. in MIS from the National University of Singapore, and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia. His current research interests include collaborative technology, negotiation support, and media effects.

David Morand received his doctorate in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University, and is currently an Associate Professor of Management at the School of Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg. He has also conducted research on the micro-dynamics of power in organizations, specifically, on how power is communicated and enacted through everyday conversation. His publications include articles in Organization Science, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and others.

Rosalie Ocker is a member of the faculty at Temple University's Management Information Systems Department. She received her Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from Rutgers University where she studied with Roxanne Hiltz and Murray Turoff, pioneers in the field of virtual communication and distributed group support systems. Her research interests include computer-mediated communication and distributed group support systems, group creativity and innovation, group development and virtual software development. In particular, she studies how synchronous communication impacts the creativity of virtual software development groups. She has published...


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