Virtual And Collaborative Teams / Edition 1

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Virtual and Collaborative Teams is of importance to practitioners and researchers because it brings together in a single accessible source, a variety of current research and practice on the subject of virtual and collaborative teams. Geographic distance, technology, lack of social presence, lack of adequate training and lack of instructional resources are just some of the unique challenges faced by virtual teams. This book is a unique resource in that it provides a variety of research and practice from a wide range of disciplines, nationally and internationally. The essays blends theory and practice, encompassing quantitative and qualitative research, case studies, interview research and theoretical models.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591402046
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. I Virtual Teams as Sociotechnical Systems 1
Ch. II Effective Virtual Teamwork: A Socio-Cognitive and Motivational Model 20
Ch. III Understanding Composition and Conflict in Virtual Teams 35
Ch. IV Leading from Afar: Strategies for Effectively Leading Virtual Teams 49
Ch. V Creating Positive Attitudes in Virtual Team Members 76
Ch. VI Trust in Virtual Teams 99
Ch. VII Newcomer Assimilation in Virtual Team Socialization 115
Ch. VIII Negotiating Meaning in Virtual Teams: Context, Roles and Computer-Mediated Communication in College Classrooms 133
Ch. IX The Strategic Use of "Distance" Among Virtual Team Members: A Multidimensional Communication Model 156
Ch. X How Hard Can It Be to Communicate? Communication Mode and Performance in Collaborative R&D Projects 174
Ch. XI Technology and Virtual Teams 193
Ch. XII Virtual Teams and their Search for Creativity 213
Ch. XIII Virtual Teams in an Executive Education Training Program 232
Ch. XIV Motivational Antecedents, Constituents, and Consequents of Virtual Community Identity 253
Ch. XV A Model for the Analysis of Virtual Teams 269
About the Authors 279
Index 289
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