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Fitting EMS to Organisations

Fitting EMS to Organisations
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Author(s): Carlos J. Costa (ISCTE, Portugal)and Manuela Aparicio (Lusocredito - Sociedade de Estudos e Contabilidade, Lda, Portugal)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 5
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch082
ISBN13: 9781930708075
EISBN13: 9781466665323


A major purpose of an electronic meeting system (EMS) is recording data, which allows the production of an immediate and unbiased report. But reports produced by commercial EMSs have some weaknesses that make difficult the organisational integration of meeting results. In order to contribute to the solution of this problem, it was developed a new system supported in the concept of communication genre and genre system. A prototype was implemented and used in corporate environment. Preliminary results from its application showed that this approach contribute to a better fit to organisational needs than the traditional EMS.

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