Leadership of Integrated Teams in Virtual Environments

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Title Leadership of Integrated Teams in Virtual Environments
Author Tuffley, David
Book Title Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems
Editor Brian Whitworth, Aldo de Moor
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Hershey, PA, USA
Publisher IGI Global
Abstract This chapter introduces a process reference model of leadership for integrated teams operating in virtual environments. Geographically dispersed integrated project teams collaborating in virtual environments face many challenges in successfully completing projects, particularly if the teams are non-homogenous. These challenges have driven the development of more powerful and efficient collaborative technologies, that enable participants to better communicate. The need to support and develop leadership in the online setting is one of these challenges, representing a socio-technical gap between how integrated virtual teams use leadership and how technology supports it. The leadership model proposed here will be useful both to individuals desiring to lead in such online settings and those wishing to develop online systems that support leadership.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-264-0
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-264-0.ch010
Volume 1
Edition 1
Chapter Number 10
Page from 136
Page to 151
ISBN 978-1-60566-264-0
Date Accessioned 2009-12-14
Language en_US
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Global Information Systems
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29384
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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