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Author: Lynne Wainfan Paul K. Davis
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: computer, mediated, communications, audioconferencing, videoconferencing, virtual, collaboration, challenges
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2004
ISBN-10: 0833037005
ISBN-13: 9780833037008

This report summarizes the research literature on virtual collaboration, focusing on interactive virtual collaborations in real or near-real time. In particular, it reviews how the processes and outcomes of virtual collaborations are affected by the communication medium (videoconferencing, audioconferencing, or computer-mediated conferencing). It then discusses how problems in such collaboration can be mitigated and opportunities realized. Problems include increased
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Author: Janet A. St. Laurent
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: organizations, strategies, workforce, information, sharing, security, national, key, collaboration, issues, congressional, oversight, interagency
Number of Pages: 61
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437923151
ISBN-13: 9781437923155

While national security activities, which range from planning for an influenza pandemic to Iraq reconstruction, require collaboration among multiple agencies, the mechanisms used for such activities may not provide the means for interagency collaboration needed to meet modern national security challenges. This report addresses actions needed to enhance interagency collaboration for national security activities: (1) the development and implementation of overarching, integrated strategies; (2) the creation of collaborative organizations; (3) the development of a well-trained workforce; and (4) t
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Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: bank, imf, collaboration, world, strengthening, service, reform, civil
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2002-01
ISBN-10: 0821350951
ISBN-13: 9780821350959

In September 2001, staff from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund met with the objective of strengthening collaboration between the two organizations in projects of civil service reform. This strengthened collaboration will have key benefits in ensuring consistency between the conflicting goals of the two organizations, establishing realistic objectives within the reform process, and maintaining a core set of wage and employment data.The principal conclusion arrived at was that World Bank and IMF staff should be engaging in collaboration earlier in the reform process. To guide t
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Author: Steven Jaffee
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: regional, collaboration, gaining, agribusiness, african, southern
Number of Pages: 212
Published: 1999-01
ISBN-10: 0821344226
ISBN-13: 9780821344224

Recent economic reforms and political changes within Southern Africa have opened up new opportunities for intra-regional agricultural trade and other forms of agribusiness collaboration. This collaboration is vital, given the relatively small size of individual country markets and the fact that no single country in the region has the resources and capacity to mount a sustained drive to achieve international market prominence and competitiveness. This study examines private sector perceptions regarding the agribusiness investment environment and the scope for regional collaboration in Southern
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Author: Joanne Sedor
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: projects, science, large, partnerships, international
Number of Pages: 139
Published: 1998-04-01
ISBN-10: 0788148133
ISBN-13: 9780788148132

International collaboration in scientific research & the rise of large science projects are two significant outgrowths of the scientific revolution of the past century. This report examines the factors that may warrant or facilitate international collaboration in large science projects or, conversely, that may favor the U.S. pursuing projects independently. It identifies the challenges raised by international collaboration & explores approaches that can promote the successful planning & execution of international projects. Covers: high-energy physics; fusion energy research; scientific activit
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Author: Linda D. Koontz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: collaboration, four, initiatives, enhancing, exists, government, potential, electronic
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2004-01-03
ISBN-10: 0756739659
ISBN-13: 9780756739652

In accordance with the President's management agenda, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has sponsored initiatives to promote expansion of electronic gov't. -- the use of information technology, particularly Web-based Internet applications, to enhance gov't. services. Each initiative demands a high degree of collaboration among organizations. For four of these initiatives, the GAO was asked to determine, among other things, their implementation progress and the extent of collaboration among agencies and other parties involved. GAO determined that all four of the e-government initiatives
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Author: Angus Deaton
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: welfare, analysis, aggregates, consumption, constructing, guidelines
Number of Pages: 128
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 0821349902
ISBN-13: 9780821349908

In September 2001, staff from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund met with the objective of strengthening collaboration between the two organizations in projects of civil service reform. This strengthened collaboration will have key benefits in ensuring consistency between the conflicting goals of the two organizations, establishing realistic objectives within the reform process, and maintaining a core set of wage and employment data. The principal conclusion arrived at was that World Bank and IMF staff should be engaging in collaboration earlier in the reform process. To guide
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