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Much has been written about how organizations create and exchange knowledge to achieve a competitive advantage. To date, most researchers have concentrated on the present and how organizational leaders may use knowledge to create value today. However, there exists a need in literature for research focused on what leaders should be doing now to ensure the continued knowledge of the next generation of organizational leaders.

In the contemporary dialogue surrounding business Web strategy, two salient concerns indicating trouble in virtual space are emerging: (1) that the Internet may create additional managerial problems, and (2) that it may not actually be a solution for corporate problems. Empirical studies point to a lack of sound managerial Web strategy as well as a mismatch between a firm's Web strategy and its business strategy.

JA preliminary classification of individual characteristics that affect the outcome of learning procedures is the distinction between cognitive and emotional parameters. This covers a wide spectrum of human factors and comprises a very important research area in Web-based learning.

Recent research indicates that complex-valued neural networks whose parameters (weights and threshold values) are all complex numbers are in fact useful, containing characteristics bringing about many significant applications.

High Internet penetration in regions such as North America, Australia, and Europe, has proven the World Wide Web as an important medium for e-commerce transaction. Despite the soaring adoption statistics for those already developed societies, diffusion rates still remain low for the less developed countries, with e-commerce in its infancy.

Today, e-learning and various online education applications are used in more countries and educational institutions than ever before. However, as the industry grows, so do issues of ethical concern such as plagiarism, electronic voyeurism, and licensing.

Today, the information systems (IS) discipline faces new challenges. Emerging technologies as well as matured approaches for the social, technical, and developmental role of IS provide a new context for the evolution of the discipline over the next few years.

The emerging study of technology in space has been shaping human interaction with physical, social, and technological worlds. Drawing upon a wide range of information technology disciplines, this field is now grabbing the attention of many, including computer scientists, anthropologists, and psychologists craving for more on this intriguing new field.

Games-based learning focuses on the exploration of high-quality computer games and associated software tools for education and training.

Many companies have encountered pitfalls in their attempts to successfully implement enterprise resource planning (ERP) that have proven nearly insurmountable, due to lack of techniques and tools for the design and implementation of enterprise information systems (EIS) that are properly aligned with business models and strategic objectives.

Theory is considered to be the bedrock of academic research, often being viewed as the foundation upon which scientific enquiry is organized and built. Despite its ubiquity throughout information systems research, there is much that remains unknown about theory.

Throughout the decades, a wide variety of methodologies and approaches to the teaching of languages have developed. In the current, technology driven environment, demand is high for new tools and student-centered collaborative learning approaches to promote students' language and communicative skills.

Due to unawareness of the development cycle of systems from its conceptualization to implementation, almost half of corporate IS projects are delayed or abandoned before completion. The introduction of system analysis and design concepts and their implementations have proven to significantly enhance the success rate of system delivery.

The impact of IT on society, organizations, and individuals is growing as the power of the Web harnesses collective intelligence and knowledge. The Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to this new technology, transforming the way we use information and knowledge. This Handbook of Research is an excellent resource for researchers, academicians, and professionals with an interest in these significant technologies.

As the business community trends toward placing a greater priority and value conception on organizational knowledge management and memory, organizations worldwide are sharing an increasing urgency in the need for proven technologies and research-based practices to guide their efforts to preserve and realize competitive advantage from their organizational knowledge assets.

With the increasing proliferation of information technology and Web-based approaches to the implementation of systems and services, researchers, educators, and practitioners worldwide are experiencing a rising need for authoritative references to enhance their understanding of the most current and effective engineering practices leading to robust and successful solutions.

Intelligent methods are used in distributed environments in countless ways, with examples such as propagation, communication, collaboration, and cooperation. With the abundant purposes for intelligence in distributed systems, it is pertinent for researchers, technicians, and students in various areas of computer science to discover the most current and definitive advances in the field.

Social networks are collections of individuals linked together by a set of relations. The linkage of social networks to people and business contexts as well as to critical government domains is important for the emerging information ecosystems of the knowledge society.

The emerging field of advanced distance education delivers academic courses across time and distance, allowing educators and students to participate in a convenient learning method.

There is often a large number of association rules discovered in data mining practice, making it difficult for users to identify those that are of particular interest to them. Therefore, it is important to remove insignificant rules and prune redundancy as well as summarize, visualize, and post-mine the discovered rules.

Selected Readings on Information Technology Management: Contemporary Issues supplements course instruction and student research with quality articles focused on key issues concerning the management and utilization of information technology. Containing over 30 chapters from authors across the globe, these selected readings in areas such as information systems, knowledge management, and IT governance depict the most relevant and important areas of classroom discussion within the categories of Fundamental Concepts and Theories; Development and Design Methodologies; Tools and Technologies; Application and Utilization; Critical Issues; and Emerging Trends.

Multimedia searching and management have become popular due to demanding applications and competition among companies. Despite the increase in interest, there is no existing book covering basic knowledge on state-of-the-art techniques within the field.