Managing modern organizations requires innovative measures to facilitate interaction. In this paper, we focus on interaction mechanisms, such as business meetings. We attempt to highlight the possible contributions of virtual worlds in terms of such organizational mechanisms. This original work presents a review of the literature about business meetings and their structural properties. It also presents the specific properties of virtual worlds that serve as a mechanism for facilitating the interaction of multiple participants. Our research demonstrates that immersion is a property common to both meetings and virtual worlds. This immersion is expressed in a wide range of forms that are described in this paper.
Damart, Sébastien; Defuans, Christine; Kabèche, Doudja Saïdi; and Szpirglas, Mathias, "Virtual worlds as adjustable environments for immersion in business meetings" (2010). AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. 107.