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ERIC Number: ED521196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 145
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-6743-8
Virtual Team Effectiveness: An Empirical Examination of the Use of Communication Technologies on Trust and Virtual Team Performance
Thomas, Valerie Brown
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Ubiquitous technology and agile organizational structures have enabled a strategic response to increasingly competitive, complex, and unpredictable challenges faced by many organizations. Using cyberinfrastructure, which is primarily the network of information, computers, communication technologies, and people, traditional organizations have extended their geographical boundaries through virtual teams and new workplaces unconstrained by space, time, or physical structures. Virtual teams are composed of geographically distributed individuals who communicate and coordinate with each other primarily through communication technologies to accomplish their work and to synthesize and advance knowledge. To achieve the purposes of the research study, participants received a survey to quantitatively measure the relationship between the use of different communication technologies and virtual team trust and productivity constructs. The Spearman rho correlation was used to determine the direction and significance of the relationships. Results suggest strong positive correlations between most communication technologies and virtual team trust and productivity. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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