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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Collaboration

Oh, to have a good DKR of my own.
I forwarded a message about the Alliance here:
http://www.bootstrap.org/lists/ba-ohs-talk/0111/msg00023.html    (01)

At 10:15 AM 5/16/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>While reading a new paper on collaboration, I discovered the Alliance to 
>Advance the Understanding of Collaboratories
>p ants.html
>And, while roaming that site, discovered the book
>_Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology_
>(Price $185, discounted to $85, Amazon price $185, one used for $70)
>"The National Science Foundation funded the first Coordination Theory and 
>Collaboration Technology initiative to look at systems that support 
>collaborations in business and elsewhere. This book explores the global 
>revolution in human interconnectedness. It will discuss the various 
>collaborative workgroups and their use in technology. The initiative 
>focuses on processes of coordination and cooperation among autonomous 
>units in human systems, in computer and communication systems, and in 
>hybrid organizations of both systems. This initiative is motivated by 
>three scientific issues which have been the focus of separate research 
>efforts, but which may benefit from collaborative research. The first is 
>the effort to discover the principles underlying how people collaborate 
>and coordinate work efficiently and productively in environments 
>characterized by a high degree of decentralized computation and decision 
>making. The second is to gain a better fundamental understanding of the 
>structure and outputs of organizations, industries, and markets which 
>incorporate sophisticated, decentralized information and communications 
>technology as an important component of their operations. The third is to 
>understand problems of coordination in decentralized or open computer systems."    (02)