A comparative analysis of e-collaboration research funding in the European Union and the United States
Virtual Team Leadership and Collaborative Engineering Advancements: Contemporary Issues and Implications
Much of the funding for research and development initiatives in the area of e-collaboration comes from government agencies in various countries. Government funding of e-collaboration research in the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.), in particular, seems to be experiencing steady growth in recent years. In the EU, a key initiative to promote governmental investment in e-collaboration research is the Collaboration@Work initiative. This initiative is one of the EU's Information Society Technologies Directorate General's main priorities. In the U.S., government investment in e-collaboration research is channeled through several government branches and organizations, notably the National Science Foundation. There are key differences in the approaches used for government funding of e-collaboration research in the EU and U.S. Among other differences, the EU model appears to foster research that is aligned with the action research tradition, whereas the U.S. model places emphasis on research that is better aligned with the experimental research tradition. © 2009, IGI Global.
Kock, Ned and Antunes, Pedro, "A comparative analysis of e-collaboration research funding in the European Union and the United States" (2009). Business Faculty Publications. 96.