Ad Hoc Virtual Teams: A Multi-disciplinary Framework and a Research Agenda

Ad Hoc Virtual Teams: A Multi-disciplinary Framework and a Research Agenda

Guy Pare (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal, Canada) and Line Dube (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Montreal, Canada)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-14-8.ch014
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Abstract

Virtual arrangements are proposed as a way for organizations to face the challenges of the upcoming century and to operate both efficiently and innovatively (Bleecker, 1994; Jarvenpaa & Ives, 1994). Information and communication technologies (ICT) serve as powerful enablers of virtual organizing in the form of various intra- and inter-firm arrangements (Knoll & Jarvenpaa, 1995). Among other emerging arrangements, virtual teams, both within and across organizations, are relatively recent phenomena brought about in part by the emergence of technologies such as electronic mail, Internet, groupware and videoconferencing (Barnatt, 1995; Iacono & Weisband, 1997; Lipnack & Stamps, 1997). The reluctance of many workers to relocate for a new job, the global nature of the marketplace, the need to complete projects as quickly as possible, and the need to tap the best brains no matter where they may be, are all examples of drivers of virtual teams within and across organizations (Geber, 1995; Duarte & Snyder, 1999; Lipnack & Stamps, 1997).

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Foreword
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
Preface
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
Chapter 1
Thekla Rura-Polley, Ellen Baker
This chapter first examines the role of collaboration and collective learning in regional and industry-wide innovation and how remote... Sample PDF
Extending Collaboration Support Systems: Making Sense in Remote Innovation
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Chapter 2
Robert Neilson
The purpose of this chapter is threefold. First, it seeks to establish a conceptual link between three distinct bodies of literature dealing with... Sample PDF
Conceptual Linkages: An Analysis of the Organizational Learning, Collaborative Technology and Intellectual Capital Literature
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Chapter 3
Ned Kock
Given the prominent role that information processing seems to play in organizational processes, and the assumption that information processing... Sample PDF
Process Improvement and Knowledge Communication
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Chapter 4
Ned Kock
As discussed in previous chapters, one of the main reasons why such explosion of information flow is taking place is the specialization of... Sample PDF
The Effects of Collaborative Technologies
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Chapter 5
William J. Doll, Xiaodong Deng
User participation seems especially important in the development of collaborative work systems where the technology is used by a work group to... Sample PDF
The Collaborative Use of Information Technology: End-User Participation and System Success
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Chapter 6
Victoria C. Johnson, Sherwood R. Wang
In the last several years, the National Weather Service (NWS) has undergone a massive modernization and reorganization effort, substantially... Sample PDF
Promoting Collaboration among Trainers in the National Weather Service
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Chapter 7
Lina Zhou, Dongsong Zhang
Driven by the collaborative technology, COllaborative SYstems (COSY) facilitate information management in the organizations. In face of the dynamic... Sample PDF
A KM-Enabled Architecture for Collaborative Systems
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Chapter 8
Ann Majchrzak, Ronald E. Rice, Nelson King, Arvind Malhotra, Sulin Ba
How does a team use a computer-mediated technology to share and reuse knowledge when the team is inter-organizational and virtual, when the team... Sample PDF
Computer-Mediated Inter-Organizational Knowledge-Sharing: Insights from a Virtual Team Innovating Using a Collaborative Tool
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Chapter 9
Bjørn Erik Munkvold
The chapter presents an analysis of the alignment process of the adoption of collaboration technology and related organizational change identified... Sample PDF
Alignment of Collaboration Technology Adoption and Organizational Change: Findings from Five Case Studies
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Chapter 10
Elaine Ferneley
Informal channels for the exchange of information have long been recognised as important (Menzel, 1959; Wilson, 1981; Kuhlthau, 1991; Root, 1988;... Sample PDF
Information Retrieval Using Collaborating Multi-User Agents
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Chapter 11
R. K.Y. Li, S. T. Cheng, R. J. Willis
Over the past few years the enormous advances in multimedia and Internet technology have started to affect how we live, play, enjoy and conduct our... Sample PDF
A Framework for the Implementation of a Collaborative Flexible Learning Environment for Academic Institutions
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Chapter 12
Terry Anthony Byrd
The value of information technology (IT) in today’s organizations is constantly debated. Researchers and practitioners have examined organizations... Sample PDF
Information Technology, Core Competencies and Sustained Competitive Advantage
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Chapter 13
Carlos J. Costa, Manuela Aparicio
A major purpose of an electronic meeting system (EMS) is recording data, which allows the production of an immediate and unbiased report. But... Sample PDF
Fitting EMS to Organizations
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Chapter 14
Guy Pare, Line Dube
Virtual arrangements are proposed as a way for organizations to face the challenges of the upcoming century and to operate both efficiently and... Sample PDF
Ad Hoc Virtual Teams: A Multi-disciplinary Framework and a Research Agenda
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Chapter 15
Ardis Hanson
The University of South Florida (USF) Libraries consist of five separate entities, two located at regional campuses in St. Petersburg and Sarasota... Sample PDF
Overcoming Barriers in the Planning of a Virtual Library: Recognising Organisational and Cultural Change Agents
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Chapter 16
Gill Mallalieu, Clare Harvey, Colin Hardy
The concept of the “wicked problem” is useful in coming to terms with any studies, which involve people, organisations and information technology.... Sample PDF
The Wicked Relationship Between Organisations and Information Technology
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Chapter 17
Ellen R. Foxman, William T. Schiano
Much coverage of the Internet focuses on undesirable, sometimes intrusive, communication, often referred to as “spam.” Spam has been decried as... Sample PDF
Inspecting Spam: Unsolicited Communications on the Internet
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Chapter 18
Andrey Naumenko, Alain Wegmann
Presented work describes technologically supported solution that helps people in a workgroup to deal with information related to their common... Sample PDF
Application of Information Management with Meeting Automation Tool
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Chapter 19
Mikael Wiberg, Ake Gronlund
We use a distributed cognition perspective to analyse mobile CSCW (computer supported co-operative work) among service technicians at a telecom... Sample PDF
A Distributed Cognition Analysis of Mobile CSCW
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