Evolutionary development and research on Internet-based collaborative writing tools and processes to enhance eWriting in an eGovernment setting

Paul Benjamin Lowry, Conan C. Albrecht, Jay F. Nunamaker, James D. Lee

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Abstract

The Center for the Management of Information (CMI) at the University of Arizona has been actively involved in research with various U.S. government organizations for nearly 20 years. This article details the years of evolutionary development and research conducted by CMI in an eGovernment setting that resulted in the creation of an Internet-based collaborative writing ((eWriting) tool, called Collaboratus. By embracing persistence, serendipity, and years of multi-methodological research in the field and in the lab, CMI has built on the foundation of eWriting research that was largely abandoned at the beginning of the eBusiness revolution. This research shows the promising potential for Collaboratus and eWriting tools to help improve digital government through improved document production and collaboration, and highlights many future research opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-252
Number of pages24
JournalDecision Support Systems
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Collaborative systems development
  • Collaborative writing
  • Digital government
  • Distributed work
  • Facilitation
  • GSS
  • Group work
  • Group writing
  • Multi-methodological research
  • Self-sustaining writing teams
  • eGov
  • eGovernment
  • eWriting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems and Management

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