When culture and style aren't about clothes: Perceptions of task-technology "fit" in global virtual teams

A. P. Massey, Caisy Hung Yu-Ting Caisy Hung, M. Montoya-Weiss, V. Ramesh

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Abstract

The rise of the virtual organization in response to global competition and advances in technology has led to the deployment of global virtual teams. Global virtual teams are increasingly commonplace when team members are geographically dispersed and as travel budgets are cut. A global virtual team can be described as a culturally diverse, geographically dispersed, and electronically communicating work group. Virtual teams and the technologies that support them promise the flexibility, responsiveness, lower costs, and improved resource utilization necessary to compete. There is a need for research on how to make virtual teams work effectively when the central medium of the team's process is technology. In this paper, we will explore how cultural tendencies, specifically country-of-origin differences relate to communication styles and how these may influence perceptions of task-technology fit by members of global virtual teams.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work
EditorsS. Ellis, T. Rodden, I. Zigurs
Pages207-213
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2001Oct 3 2001

Other

Other2001 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO
Period9/30/0110/3/01

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Communication Media
  • Cultural Difference
  • Global Virtual Teams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Massey, A. P., Yu-Ting Caisy Hung, C. H., Montoya-Weiss, M., & Ramesh, V. (2001). When culture and style aren't about clothes: Perceptions of task-technology "fit" in global virtual teams. In S. Ellis, T. Rodden, & I. Zigurs (Eds.), Proceedings of the International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work (pp. 207-213)