Evaluating virtuality in teams : a conceptual model

Hosseini, M. Reza, Zuo, Jian, Chileshe, Nicholas and Baroudi, Bassam 2015, Evaluating virtuality in teams : a conceptual model, Technology analysis and strategic management, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 385-404, doi: 10.1080/09537325.2014.1003206.

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Title Evaluating virtuality in teams : a conceptual model
Author(s) Hosseini, M. RezaORCID iD for Hosseini, M. Reza orcid.org/0000-0001-8675-736X
Zuo, Jian
Chileshe, Nicholas
Baroudi, Bassam
Journal name Technology analysis and strategic management
Volume number 27
Issue number 4
Start page 385
End page 404
Total pages 20
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0953-7325
Keyword(s) virtual teams
communications quality
Summary Major parts of teams deployed in contemporary organisations to some extent possess the attributes of virtuality. In this context, at high levels of virtuality, team requirements become quite different from those of face-to-face teams. Thus, evaluating virtuality in teams is a key prerequisite for assessing its requirements and defining the applicable managerial policies. Nonetheless, the concept of virtuality in teams has remained elusive within the extant literature. To address this, this paper deploys a qualitative meta-analysis to synthesise the relevant findings drawing upon an exhaustive review of the literature. The study conceptualises the phenomenon of virtuality through proposing a conceptual framework for evaluating the level of virtuality in teams. This paper contributes to the field by offering further insight into the concept of virtuality and directs future investigations by providing the ground for validating the presented conceptual model.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09537325.2014.1003206
Field of Research 120105 Architecture Management
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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