Convergence in virtual teams

C.G. Rutte

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Abstract

Virtual teams are groups of geographically and/or organizationally dispersed coworkers who collaborate primarily through some combination of communication and information technologies. The extant literature shows that virtual teams are more effective on divergent tasks than face-to-face teams but less effective on convergent tasks. The aim of this chapter is to generate a series of theoretical propositions that explain why virtual teams are less effective at convergent tasks than face-to-face ones and to suggest interventions to support virtual teams.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe internet and workplace transformation
EditorsM. Anandajaran, T. Thompson, C. Simmers
Place of PublicationArmonk
PublisherM.E. Sharpe
Pages151-161
Number of pages294
ISBN (Print)978-0765614452
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameAdvances in management information systems
Volume7
ISSN (Print)1554-6152

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    Rutte, C. G. (2006). Convergence in virtual teams. In M. Anandajaran, T. Thompson, & C. Simmers (Eds.), The internet and workplace transformation (pp. 151-161). (Advances in management information systems; Vol. 7). Armonk: M.E. Sharpe.