Meta-Analysis Research on Virtual Team Performance

Meta-Analysis Research on Virtual Team Performance

Ying-Chieh Liu (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan), Janice Burn (Edith Cowan University, Australia) and Susan Stoney (Edith Cowan University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-652-5.ch100


The results from prior studies on the effectiveness of virtual teams (VTs) are ambiguous and show that few studies have built upon previous findings to build a substantiated body of work. In this article, the authors attempt to remedy this by performing a meta-analysis on VT research. Powell et al.’s (2004) framework of VTs is used as a prototype and twelve variables and their relationships identified as the basis for this study. Twenty empirical studies are identified and used to validate the variables statistically. From this, seven variables are preserved and form the final framework. Future research directions and managerial implications are explained.

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