Perceived Proximity in Virtual Work: Explaining the Paradox of Far-but-Close

  title={Perceived Proximity in Virtual Work: Explaining the Paradox of Far-but-Close},
  author={Jean Wilson and Michael Boyer O'Leary and Anca Metiu and Quintus Jett},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  pages={1002 - 979}
One's colleagues can be situated in close physical proximity, yet seem quite distant. Conversely, one's colleagues can be quite far away in objective terms, yet seem quite close. In this paper, we explore this paradoxical phenomenon of feeling close to geographically distant colleagues and propose a model of perceived proximity (a dyadic and asymmetric construct which reflects one person's perception of how close or how far another person is). The model shows how communication and social… Expand
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