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Virtual and Collaborative Teams : Process, Technologies and Practice - Susan Godar

Virtual and Collaborative Teams

Process, Technologies and Practice

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2003
ISBN: 9781591402046
Number Of Pages: 291

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In the twenty first century it is nearly impossible to engage in any type of organizational task without group support. Increased employee participation and a heightened focus on distributed (or geographically separated) teams highlight the role of virtual teams in the workplace. In spite of the increasing importance of virtual teams in organizational and educational settings, few resources currently exist to guide practitioners in the area. Virtual and Collaborative Teams: Process, Technologies and Practice provides a variety of perspectives on virtual and collaborative teams, bringing together writings by corporate practitioners and researchers. Contributors range from corporate practitioners to academics from the fields of business, communication, psychology and management in the United States, Europe and Asia. Book jacket.

Prefacep. vi
Make-Up of Virtual Teams
Virtual Teams as Sociotechnical Systemsp. 1
Effective Virtual Teamwork: A Socio-Cognitive and Motivational Modelp. 20
Understanding Composition and Conflict in Virtual Teamsp. 35
Leading Virtual Teams
Leading from Afar: Strategies for Effectively Leading Virtual Teamsp. 49
Creating Positive Attitudes in Virtual Team Membersp. 76
Trust in Virtual Teamsp. 99
Communication in Virtual Teams
Newcomer Assimilation in Virtual Team Socializationp. 115
Negotiating Meaning in Virtual Teams: Context, Roles and Computer-Mediated Communication in College Classroomsp. 133
The Strategic Use of "Distance" Among Virtual Team Members: A Multidimensional Communication Modelp. 156
How Hard Can It Be to Communicate? Communication Mode and Performance in Collaborative R&D Projectsp. 174
Technology and Virtual Teamsp. 193
Effective Uses of Virtual Teams
Virtual Teams and their Search for Creativityp. 213
Virtual Teams in an Executive Education Training Programp. 232
Motivational Antecedents, Constituents, and Consequents of Virtual Community Identityp. 253
A Model for the Analysis of Virtual Teamsp. 269
About the Authorsp. 279
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9781591402046
ISBN-10: 1591402042
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: IGI Global
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.96 x 18.14  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.78