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Face-to-face interactions in self-organizing distributed teams.

  title={Face-to-face interactions in self-organizing distributed teams.},
  author={Kevin Crowston and James Howison and Chengetai Masango and Yeliz Eseryel},
We explore the role of face-to-face meetings in the life of distributed teams using data from Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) development teams. Such distributed teams are part of many organizations’ new vision of management in the 21st century. Practitioner research has suggested the need for face-to-face meetings when a team is formed, but few studies have considered the role of face-to-face meetings during a team’s life. Based on a qualitative inductive analysis of data from… Expand
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