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)
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)
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)
Global Virtual Teams (GVTs) – teams with geographically and temporally dispersed members who heavily rely on computer-mediated communications (CMC) – face significant collaboration challenges associated with cultural diversity. From the social identity perspective, we investigated the impact of GVT members' cultural individualism/collectivism (I/C) and… (More)