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Chen, H. (2012). Collaborative virtual environment for knowledge management: a new paradigm for distributed communications. PhD thesis, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne.
Organizations gain competiveness through knowledge management. However, knowledge management in the context of distributed environment has two main issues, geographical distance and cognitive distance. This research adopted the concepts of Web 2.0 and designed a knowledge management system, iFarming, based on the technology of collaborative virtual environment for reducing these two distances in the context of Australian agriculture. A case study involving real farmer, scientist and agricultural consultant was carried out to assess the value of iFarming, through which a new paradigm for distributed communications was achieved.
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