Traditional models of trust have seen trust as being created as a result of a long history of interaction, but recent studies of trust in virtual teams have shown the existence of high initial trust among team members. This paper proposes an integrated model of trust that encompasses both the traditional view of trust and the swift trust found in virtual… (More)
Acknowledging cultural differences helps companies build the strongest global virtual teams and determine the strongest tools they need.
The rise of the virtual organization in response to global competition and advances in technology has led to the deployment of global virtual teams. Global virtual teams are increasingly commonplace when team members are geographically dispersed and as travel budgets are cut. A global virtual team can be described as a culturally diverse, geographically… (More)
ALAn R. Dennis is a Professor of Information Systems and holds the John t. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems in the Kelley School of business at Indiana university. He is a senior editor at MIS Quarterly and the founding publisher of MIS Quarterly Executive. Professor Dennis has written more than 100 research papers, focusing on four themes: the use of… (More)
Media richness theory argues that performance improves when team members use " richer " media for equivocal tasks. Virtually all research on media richness theory has focused on perceptions: surveys of individuals'beliefs about media rather than investigating actual performance with richer versus leaner media. This experiment studied the effects of media… (More)
In this study, we explore the nature of team interaction and the role of temporal coordination in asynchronously communicating global virtual project teams (GVPTs). Drawing on Time, Interaction, and Performance (TIP) theory , we consider how and why virtual team behavior is temporally patterned in complex ways. We report on the results of an experiment… (More)