Virtual Teams: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here?

  title={Virtual Teams: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here?},
  author={Luis L. Martins and Lucy L. Gilson and M Travis Maynard},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  pages={805 - 835}

Understanding Virtual Team Performance: A Synthesis of Research on the Effects of Team Design, Emerg

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Global Virtual Teams: Key Developments, Research Gaps, and Future Directions

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Getting It Together: Temporal Coordination and Conflict Management in Global Virtual Teams

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Communication and Trust in Global Virtual Teams

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Bridging Space Over Time: Global Virtual Team Dynamics and Effectiveness

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Virtual Teams: Effects of Technological Mediation on Team Performance

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