Synchronizing pace in asynchronous global virtual project teams

A. P. Massey, M. Montoya-Weiss, Y. T C Hung

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Abstract

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 consisting of 35 virtual project teams comprised of 175 members residing in the US and Japan. Through content and cluster analysis, we identify distinct patterns of interaction and examine how these patterns are associated with differential levels of GVPT performance. We also explore the role of temporal coordination mechanisms as a means to synchronize temporal patterns in GVPTs. Our results suggest that successful enactment of temporal coordination mechanisms is associated with higher performance. However, we found that temporal coordination per se is not the driver of performance; rather, it is the influence of coordination on interaction behaviors that affects performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages123-132
Number of pages10
Volume2002-January
ISBN (Print)0769514359
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 - Big Island, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2002Jan 10 2002

Other

Other35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island
Period1/7/021/10/02

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Keywords

  • Assembly
  • Collaborative work
  • Context
  • Dispersion
  • International collaboration
  • Management information systems
  • Pattern analysis
  • Performance analysis
  • Teamwork
  • Virtual groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Massey, A. P., Montoya-Weiss, M., & Hung, Y. T. C. (2002). Synchronizing pace in asynchronous global virtual project teams. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Vol. 2002-January, pp. 123-132). [993869] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2002.993869