Alberto Espinosa

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Most research examining the influence of coordination on team performance has not distinguished between coordinating (the processes by which teams attempt to manage interdependencies among individuals) and the resultant state of coordination (the degree to which interdependencies are managed well). Similarly, most research has not distinguished between the(More)
The main purpose of this paper is to discuss: (a) types of boundaries found in field research on teams; (b) methodological challenges encountered when examining teams that cross boundaries; and (c) possible research design solutions. Based on our own field research at three companies (a software development organization, a telecommunications firm, and a(More)
Coordination is important in large-scale software development because of the many people involved and the complex dependencies present in software tasks. Even small improvements in productivity can lead to substantial cost-savings and competitive advantage. But despite great technological advances in software engineering and collaboration tools in recent(More)
The hospital has been the main target for Medical Informatics since the beginning of its development. Ancillary and clinical systems entered into the scene first when the financial issues were covered. From those kind of applications the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) represents perhaps the most important challenge to achieve where there is a representative(More)
Team knowledge has typically been conceptualized and measured at the aggregate level. While useful for studies that investigate team knowledge, this aggregate approach doesn’t account for the effect that differing knowledge configurations among team members have on performance tasks. We propose a network analytic approach to represent and measure team(More)
Theoretical work ascribes a positive value to the externalities arising from the adoption of network technologies. However, few studies have attempted to quantify the business value of these externalities. As a result, relatively little is known about the economic impact of externalities on firms that adopt network technologies. In this study, we(More)
Analog-to-Digital converters operating at gigasamples per second are often required in nowadays communication systems. One effective way to achieve high sampling rates at low power consumption is time-interleaving. However, time-interleaved converters suffer from well known problems like offset, gain and sample time mismatch which degrade the performance of(More)
Distributed information systems (IS) development faces daunting challenges including communication and coordination difficulties, increased user requirement uncertainty, and greater task complexity. To cope with such challenges, distributed IS teams attempt to build effective development process capabilities such as process rigor, process standardization,(More)