Dorothy E. Leidner

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Knowledge is a broad and abstract notion that has defined epistemological debate in western philosophy since the classical Greek era. In the past ' ~ i cha rdWatson was the accepting senior editor for this paper. 'MISQ Review articles survey, conceptualize, and synthesize prior MIS research and set directions for future research. For more details see(More)
This paper explores the challenges of creating and maintaining trust in a global virtual team whose members transcend time, space, and culture. The challenges are highlighted by integrating recent literature on work teams, computer-mediated communication groups, cross-cultural communication, and interpersonal and organizational trust. To explore these(More)
An understanding of culture is important to the study of information technologies in that culture at various levels, including national, organizational, and group, can influence the successful implementation and use of information technology. Culture also plays a role in managerial processes that may directly, or indirectly, influence IT. Culture is a(More)
The trend toward physically dispersed work groups has necessitated a fresh inquiry into the role and nature of team leadership in virtual settings. To accomplish this, we assembled thirteen culturally diverse global teams from locations in Europe, Mexico, and the United States, assigning each team a project leader and task to complete. The findings suggest(More)
In information systems, most research on knowledge management assumes that knowledge has positive implications for organizations. However, knowledge is a double-edged sword: while too little might result in expensive mistakes, too much Daniel Robey was the accepting senior editor for this paper. might result in unwanted accountability. The purpose of this(More)