At one time, the office was a physical place, and employees congregated in the same location to work together on projects. The advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, however, not only made the unthinkable possible, it forever changed the way persons view both the office and work. The Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices compiles authoritative research from XX scholars from over XX countries, covering the issues surrounding the influx of information technology to the office environment, from choice and effective use of technologies to necessary participants in the virtual workplace.
About the Author
Pavel Zemliansky is an associate professor of writing and rhetoric at James Madison University where he also directs the first-year composition program. Dr. Zemliansky teaches courses in composition, visual and digital rhetoric, and methods of teaching writing. He has published several books and numerous book chapters and journal articles on rhetoric and the teaching of writing.
Kirk St.Amant is an assistant professor of technical communication and rhetoric in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. He has a background in anthropology, international government, and technical communication and his research interests include intercultural exchanges via online media and international outsourcing. He has taught online and conventional courses in technical and professional communication and in intercultural communication for Texas Tech University, Mercer University, and James Madison University. He has also taught courses in e-commerce, distance education, and business communication in Ukraine as a part of the USAID-sponsored Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).