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Expert Workshop: Mobile Business Outlook 2008-2010

Expert Workshop: Mobile Business Outlook 2008-2010
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Author(s): Martin Steinert (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Patrick S. Merten (University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Stephanie Tuefel (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 3
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch246
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


On September 5th, 2005 twenty two international experts of high caliber met in Berne, Switzerland for the annual Mobile Business Forum. For the first time, an academic research workshop under the aegis of Prof. Dr. Stephanie Teufel, iimt, University of Fribourg / Switzerland has been conducted with the aim to shed some light on the future of mobile businesses. The topic and aim of the gathering was “Mobile Outlook 2008-2010 – How will the mobile communication technology of tomorrow shape our attitude and behavior in business, society and politics”. The moderated workshop has been structured according to the real time strategic change (RTSC) method of large group interventions (LGI)1. In four rounds of changing group compositions, four final theses haven been elaborated. Later on, they were presented to the conference community of mobile business practitioners. The paper firstly gives a detailed account on how the RTSC-method works in an academic environment of mobile communication experts and secondly presents the finings of the expert workshop.

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