The objective of this workshop is to present a multidisciplinary perspective on individual, group, and social system behavior with special emphasis on organizational networks in a virtual  context. 



    LEVEL  I

        Managerial and Organizational Performance.
        Individual Characteristics and Motivation.
        Learning and Task Design.
        Managing Groups.
        Organization Networks I:  Managing the Logistical Chain.
        Organization Networks II: Physical and Virtual Space.
        Culture and Organizations.
        Decision Making, Communication and Conflict.
        Power, Politics, and Leadership.
        Organizational Change and Development.
        Globalization, Sustainable Development, and the Information Society.



WAGNER, J., HOLLENBECK, J., Organizational Behavior: Securing Competitive Advantage (5th edition), South-Western, 2005:


COOPER, C. et D. ROUSSEAU,  The Virtual Organization, Volume 6, Trends in Organizational Behavior,  Wiley, 2000.

McShane, S., M. A. Von Glinow, Organizational Behavior (Fourth Edition) McGraw Hill, 2008:

RAPPA, M.,  Managing the Digital Enterprise, North Carolina State University, 1999-2007:

SULER, J., The Psychology of Cyberspace, Lawrenceville, New Jersey:  Rider University, 1999-2007:

MIT Open Courseware:
Sloan School of Management:


BROCKMAN, J.,     The third culture:  Beyond the scientific revolution, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995:

_____,  Digerati:  Encounters with the cyber elite, HardWired, 1996:

LUDLOW, P.,  High Noon on the Electronic Frontier:  Conceptual Issues in Cyberspace, Boston:  MIT Press,1996:

_____, On-line Philosophy Publications: 

RHEINGOLD, H., Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, Cambridge, MA:  Perseus Publishing, 2002: 

_____,  The Virtual Community, Boston: MIT Press, 2000:

_____,  Tools for Thought, Boston: MIT Press, 2000: 

SIMON, H.,  Administrative behavior : A study of decision-making processes in administrative organizations,   New York: Free Press, 1997.

TREMBLAY, J.-M. (Éd.), Les classiques des sciences de l'administration, Bibliothèque Paul-Émile-Boulet, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, 2000-2001:  



Managerial  and  Organizational   Performance.


References :

Druckman, D.,  J. Singer et H. Van Cott, Eds.,  Committee on Techniques for the Enhancement of Human Performance Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Enhancing Organizational  Performance, Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1997.  Voir

Kohn, L., J. Corrigan, et M. Donaldson, Committee on Quality of Healthcare in America, Institute of Medicine, To Err is Human:  Building a Safer Health System,  National Academy Press,  2000:

Laubacher, R., Malone, T., Retreat of the Firm and the Rise of Guilds: The Employment Relationship in an Age of Virtual Business, MIT 21C Working Paper #033, 2000:

Malone, T., Weill, P., Lai, R., D'Urso, V., Herman, G., Apel, T., Woerner, S., Do Some Business Models Perform Better than Others? MIT Working Paper 4515-06, 2006:

MIT 21st Century Manifesto Working Group, What do we really want?  A manifesto for organizations of the 21st century, MIT 21C Working Paper #032, 1999:



Center for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia:

Center for Business Performance, School of Management, Cranfield University:

Ethics Updates, Values Institute at the University of San Diego:

Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University:

Institute for Global Ethics:

International Society for Performance Improvement:

Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University:

National Institute for Standards and Technology (US):

Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science,

World Resources Institute- Business Center:


Individual Characteristics and Motivation.

References :

Birnie S., P. Horvath, Psychological Predictors of Internet Social Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 7(4), 2002:

Boeree, G., Personality Theories, etexte, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: Shippensburg University, 1997:

Faul, M.,  The influence of Internet upon the individual modeling of reality, Master of Arts Thesis, Department of Sociology and Anthology, Carleton University, 1999:

Holland, J. G. et B. F. Skinner, The Analysis of Behavior-A Program for Self-Instruction, Harvard University, B. F. Skinner Foundation, 1961:

Revelle, W., Personality Processes, Annual Review of Psychology, 46, 1995, 295-328:

Suler, J.,  The Psychology of Cyberspace, Lawrenceville, New Jersey:  Rider University, 1999-2001:

Turkle, S.,  Life on the Screen : Identity in the Age of the Internet, Touchstone, 1997.


B.F. Skinner Foundation:

The Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations:

The Hay Group: Emotional Intelligence Services:

The Personality Project, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Chigago, Illinois:

Institute of Personality and Social Research, University of California, Berkeley: 

Learning and task design.

References :

Courtney, J., D. Croasdell, D. Paradice, Inquiring Organizations, Australian Journal of Information Systems,  6(1), 1998:

Houseman, S., et A. Polivka,  The implications of flexible staffing arrangements for job stability, Staff Working Paper #99-056, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1999.  Voir

Mergel, B.,  Instructional design and learning theory, University of Saskachewan occasional papers series, 1998:

National Research Council, Committee on Workforce Needs in Information Technology,  Office of Scientific and Engineering Personnel, National Research Council, Building a Workforce for the Information Economy, National Academy Press, 2001:

National Research Council,  The Changing Nature of Work: Implications for Occupational Analysis, Washington D. C.:  National Academy Press, 1999. Voir

Oliver, M. (Ed.),  Special Issue on Theory for Learning Technologies, Journal of Interactive Media in Education: 

Verburg, R., Swaak, J., Katzy, B. (Eds.), Special Issue on Learning in Networked Organizations, Electronic Journal for Virtual Organizations and Networks, 2005:


Journal of Interactive Media in Education: 

International Telework Association and Council,  Washington, D.C.:

National Library of Medicine National Telemedicine Initiative:

International Labour Organization :

Stanford University;   Center for Work, Technology and Organization:

University of Saskachewan, Professional and Theoretical Issues in Educational Technology, Occasional Papers:   

Upjohn Institute for Employment Research:  


Managing Groups.

References :

Patel, V., K. Cytryn, E.  Shortliffe, & C. Safran, The Collaborative Health Care Team: The Role of Individual and Group Expertise,Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2000, Document de travail, Stanford University School of Medicine, InterMed Collaboratory Site:  

Sempsey, J., et D. Johnston, The Psychological Dynamics and Social Climate of Text-Based Virtual Reality,  Journal of Virtual Environments, 5(1), 2000:


Center for the Study of Work Teams, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas,

Networks, Groups and Social Interaction, Sociosite:

Sift, Powering Online Communities:


Organizational Networks:  Managing the Logistical Chain.


References :

Fleisch, E., et H. Oesterle,   A Process-oriented Approach to Business Networking, Electronic Journal of Organizational Virtualness 2(2),  2000, 1-21:  

Lardner J.,  Committee on Supply Chain Integration, National Research Council, Surviving Supply Chain Integration:  Strategies for Small Manufacturers, National Academy Press, 2000:

Pentland, B. et al.,  Useful descriptions of organizational processes :Collecting data for the Process Handbook,  MIT Center for Coordination Science Working Paper #208, 1999,

Schneider, F. (Ed.),   Committee on Information Systems Trustworthiness, National Research Council,  Trust in cyberspace,  Washington, D.C.:    National Academy Press, 1999.  Voir

Shortliffe, E., Committee on Enhancing the Internet for Health and Biomedical Applications, National Research Council, Networking Health:  Prescriptions for the Internet, National Academy Press, 2000:  

Websites :

Standards Council of Canada:

International Organization for Standardization :  

MIT Open Process Handbook Initiative:

Networks and Virtual Organizations - VE-Forum: 


Organization Networks: Physical and Virtual Space.



Betancourth, C., Virtuality, space and control, PERIFERIA, 1996:

Cooper, W.,  Muds, metaphysics and virtual reality,  Journal of Virtual Environments, 5(1), 2000:

Creech, H.and A. Ramji, Knowledge Networks: Guidelines for Assessment, Working Paper, International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2004.

Dahlberg, L.,  Computer-Mediated Communication and the Public Sphere: A Critical Analysis, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 7(1), 2001: 

Holmes, D.,  Transformations in the Mediation of Publicness:  Communicative Interaction in the Network Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 7(2), 2002:

Ludlow, P.,  High Noon on the Electronic Frontier:  Conceptual Issues in Cyberspace, Boston:  MIT Press,1996:   

Mitra, A. and R. Schwartz, From Cyber Space to Cybernetic Space:  Rethinking the Relationship between Real and Virtual Spaces,  Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 7(1), 2001:

Rochlin, G.,  Trapped in the Net:  The Unanticipated Consequences of Computerization, Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 1997:  (No printing or reproduction permitted.)

Wellman, B., et al., The Social Affordances of the Internet for Networked Individualism, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 8 (3), 2003:


Web Geography and Statistics, SocioSite :

Postel Center for Experimental Networking:


Culture and Organizations.


References :

Abdel-Nocera,  J., Ethnography and Hermeneutics in Cybercultural Research: Accessing IRC Virtual Communities, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 7(2), 2002:

Dahl, S., An Overview of Intercultural Research:  The major theories and concepts in intercultural and cross-cultural communication research, Society for Intercultural Training and Research, London, 2003:

Delgado-Moreira, J. M., European politics of citizenship, The Qualitative Report, 3(3), 1997:

Ess, C., Sudweeks, F. (Eds.), Special Theme: Culture and Computer Mediated Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11 (1), 2005:

Geertz, C.,  The Interpretation of Cultures, Basic Books, 2000. 

Office of International Affairs: National Research Council, Global Economy, Global Technology, Global Corporations: Reports of a Joint Task Force of the National Research Council and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science on The Rights and Responsibilities of Multinational Corporations in an Age of Technological Interdependence, 1998,

Quéau, P.,    Cyber-culture et info-éthique,    Bulletin Interactif du Centre International de Recherches et Études transdisciplinaires,  n° 12 - Février 1998:  

Warschauer, M., G. El Said, A. Zohry, Language Choice Online: Globalization and Identity in Egypt, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 7(4), 2002:


Arab Social Science Research (ASSR): 

Asian Studies WWW Virtual Library:

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin:[0]=cmes

Exploring Ancient World Cultures:   An Introduction to Ancient World Cultures on the World Wide Web, University of Evansville, 1997:

Front Démocratique des Francophones, Belgique:

Harzing, A.-W.: 

Institut québécois des hautes études internationales:

Islamic Gateway:


The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, University of Maryland:

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC):

Decision Making, Communication and Conflict.

References :

Arquilla, J.,  D. Ronfeldt (Éd.s), Networks and Netwars:  The Future of Terror, Crime and Militancy, Rand,  National Security Research Division, 2001:

Byman, D., P. Chalk, B. Hoffman, W. Rosenau, D. Brannan, Trends in Outside Support for Insurgent Movements , Rand, National Security Research Division, 2001: 

Klein, M.  Towards a systematic repository of knowledge about managing collaborative design conflicts, submitted to the 2000 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Design:

Morrison, J., Environmental Scanning, in M. A. Whitely, J. D. Porter,   R. H. Fenske (eds.), A Primer for New Institutional Researchers, Association for Institutional Research, 1992, 86-99:


American Communication Association: 

Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado:   

Cultures & Conflits - Sociologie Politique de l'International:

Information Warfare Site:  

Institute for Conflict Resolution (INCORE):  

International Action Network on Small Arms:

International Peace Research Institute, Oslo:

National Academy Press, Terrorism and Security Collection: 

Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers: 

Pugwash Online - Regional Conflict and Global Security - Reports and Statements: 

US Institute of Peace: 


Power, Politics and Leadership.


References :

Aristotle (translation by B. Jowett),  Politics, 350 BCE:  

Armitage, J., Resisting the neoliberal discourse of technology:    The politics of cyberculture in the age of the virtual class, CTHEORY, Article 68, 1999 :  

Machiavelli, N. (translation by W. K. Mariott), The Prince, 1518:

Nelson J., C. Tilley and L. Walker ( Eds.),  Task Force on Economies in Transition, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, Transforming Post-Communist Political Economies, Washington, D. C.: National Academy Press, 1998:

Sandhoff,  G., Virtual organizations as power-assymmetrical networks,  Journal of Organizational Virtualness,  1(1), 1999, 103-119:

Szayna, T., D. Byman, S.  Bankes, D. Eaton, S. Jones, R.  Mullins, I.  Lesser, W. Rosenau, The Emergence of Peer Competitors: A Framework for Analysis, Rand, Arroyo Center, 2001: 



Clark, D.,  The Art and Science of Leadership :

Kellogg Leadership Studies Project, James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership, University of Maryland, College Park:

New York University, Advocacy Institute, Leadership for a Changing World: 

Treasury Board of Canada, the Leadership Network:

Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management: 

Yates, M., Leader-Values:


Organization Change and Development.


References :

Argyris, C. et al. (1985) Action Science: Concepts, Methods, and Skills for Research and Intervention, Jossey Bass:

Baskerville, R., Investigating information systems with action research: A tutorial, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 2, Article 19, 1999:

Brynjolfsson, E.,  A. Renshaw, and M. van Alstyne,  The Matrix of Change:  A tool for business process reengineering,   MIT Sloan School of Management CCS-Working Paper No. 189, 1997:

Davis, R.,  Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Emerging Information Infrastructure, National Research Council,  The Digital Dilemma:  Intellectual Property in the  Information Age,    Washington, D.C.:  National Academy Press, 2000.  Voir

Hughes, I.,  B. Dick, Action Research Electronic Reader, University of Sydney, Australia, 1998-2000:


Websites :

Center for Coordination Science, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology:

International Association of Facilitators: ;

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Coordination Science, Project on Inventing the Organizations of the 21st Century:


Globalization, Sustainable Development and the Information Society.


Adeya, C., Information and Communication Technologies in Africa:  A Review and Selective Annotated Bibliography 1990-2000,  International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP), 2001:

Ebolo, M., L’implication des puissances occidentales dans les processus de démocratisation en Afrique :
analyse des actions américaine et française au Cameroun (1989-1997)
, POLIS, 6(2), 1998:

Fukuyama, F., C. Wagner,  Information and Biological Revolutions: Global Governance Challenges--Summary of a Study Group, Rand, 2000:

Fukuyama, F., Identity, Immigration and Democracy, Journal of Democracy, 17(2), 2006:

Sahlins, M., The Original Affluent Society, (exerpt from Stone Age Economics, Walter De Gruyter, 1972):

Transparency International, Global Corruption Report 2007:

Human Development Report, 2007 :

UNICEF, The State of the World's Children, 2007: 

World Bank, World Development Report, 2007 : 


Center for International Development, Harvard University:

Global Development Network:

Global Integrity:

Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet and Society:

Hoover Institution, Public Policy Inquiry, International Monetary Fund:

International Forum on Globalization:

International Institute for Sustainable Development:

Language Futures Europe:  

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, Berkeley, California:

Norwegian Initiative on Small Arms Transfers (NISAT):

Panos Institute- Information and Communication for Sustainable Development: 

Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo - Cuba: 

Róbinson Rojas Archive:

Soros Foundation Network: 

Transparency International:

United Nations Development Programme:

World Wide Web Virtual Library-Sustainable Development,  Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment,   Université Libre de Bruxelles: