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Title: Informed Opportunism as Strategy: Supporting Coordination in Distributed Collaborative Writing
Authors: Beck, Eevi E.
Bellotti, Victoria
Issue Date: 1993
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 1993: Proceedings of the Third European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 233-248
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: There is little understanding of how distributed writing groups manage their collaboration and what kinds of support are most useful. The paper presents three case studies of distributed collaborative writing groups in academia. The process evolves over time, constantly adapting to changing circumstances. Co-authors offer and make use of a range of information. Their subsequent opportunistic use of this information to make appropriate ad hoc decisions in new circumstances, appears to be essential to achieve flexibility and coordination. We call this informed opportunism. We identify design implications for support tools for distributed collaborative writing.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2544
ISBN: 978-94-011-2094-4
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Milano, Italy
metadata.mci.conference.date: 13-17 September 1993
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