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V irtual teams comprise an important structural component of many organizations and are particularly important in globally dispersed enterprises. This article reports an intensive study of three global virtual teams within a single organization. Using adaptive structuration theory as a template for organizing and interpreting both qualitative and(More)
" We're becoming more virtual all the time! " is heard in many global corporations today. But basing decisions on this is elusive, as " virtuality " itself isn't measurable. Lack of definition makes it hard to assess how virtual teaming affects performance, or to design infrastructures and toolsets to support distributed work. Using the concept of(More)
Boundaries such as time, distance, organization, and culture have been a useful conceptual tool for researchers to unpack changes in the virtual work environment, moving from a dichotomous perspective that contrasts face-to-face (FTF) and virtual work to a more nuanced hybrid perspective. However, researchers may tacitly assume that all members of a virtual(More)
``Virtual'' is a potent buzzword, freely applied to many situations, with many meanings. In this exploratory study, we develop a more precise understanding of``virtual'' to describe changing work environments. Specifically, we propose a framework to classify work environments based on the type of discontinuities involved. Discontinuities are gaps or a lack(More)
Many people in the MIS ®eld have accepted the idea that attitudes affect the frequency and type of computer use but research has provided inconsistent results. This paper, therefore, explores the conditions under which attitudes can predict computer use, investigating both workers' volitional control and their knowledge of the technology. Analyses are based(More)
The word " virtual " has become a potent buzzword and as such, is freely applied to many situations, with many meanings. As a result, it, like other buzzwords, is in danger of meaning nothing. In this paper, we develop a more precise understanding of the use of the word " virtual " to describe changing work environments. Our specific contribution is to(More)