In summary to be successful virtual teams must have

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In summary, to be successful, virtual teams must have appropriate: Technology HR policies Training and development for team leaders and members Standard organizational and team processes Appropriate organizational culture Effective leadership Leader/member competency (Duarte & Snyder, 1999) Organizations that are prepared and willing to enter into the virtual world will have opportunities that will help them succeed and prosper. How they meet these opportunities and challenges will determine how well they achieve their goals.
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Journal of Business & Economics Research March, 2010 Volume 8, Number 3 81 REFERENCES 1. Ahuja, M. K., Galletta, D. F., & Carley, K. M. (2003). Individual centrality and performance in virtual R&D groups: An empirical study. Management Science, 49 (1), 21-38. 2. Bjørn, P., & Ngwenyama, O. (2009). Virtual team collaboration: Building shared meaning, resolving breakdowns and creating translucence. Information Systems Journal, 19, 227-253. 3. Boiney, L. G. (2001). Gender impacts virtual work teams. Graziadio Business Report, 4 (4), 5. 4. Box, N., Olson, J., Gergle, D., Olson, G., & Wright, Z. (2002). Effects of four computer-mediated communications channels on trust development . In Proc. SIGCHI . 5. Cascio, W. F. (1999). Virtual workplaces: Implications for organizational behavior. In C. L. Cooper & D. M. Rousseau (Eds.), Trends in organizational behavior, Vol. 6: The virtual organization. (pp. 1-14). New York, NY US: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 6. Cascio, W. F. (2000). Managing a Virtual Workplace. The Academy of Management Executive (1993), 14 (3), 81-90. 7. Daily, W. W. (2006). Seven habits of successful virtual teams. Retrieved November 24, 2008, from 8. Dean, B. (1998). The psychologist as a virtual coach. The Independent Practitioner, 18 (4), 188-189. 9. Duarte, D. L., & Snyder, N. T. (1999). Mastering Virtual Teams . San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 10. Dubé, L., & Robey, D. (2008). Surviving the paradoxes of virtual teamwork. Information Systems Journal, 19, 3-30. 11. Finholt, T., & Sproull, L. S. (1990). Electronic groups at work. Organization Science, 1 (1), 41-64. 12. Goodman, P. S., Ravlin, E., & Schminke, M. (1987). Understanding groups in organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 9 , 121-173. 13. Gould, D. (1997). Leading virtual teams. Virtual Organization Retrieved November 27, 2008, from 14. Gould, D. (2006). Fifth generation work. Virtual Organization Retrieved November 20, 2008, from 15. Handy, C. (1995). Trust and the Virtual Organization. Harvard Business Review, 73 (3), 40-50. 16. Hertel, G., Geister, S., Konradt, U. (2005). Managing virtual teams: A review of current empirical research. Human Resource Management Review, 15, 69-95. 17. Jarvenpaa, S. L., & Leidner, D. E. (1999). Communication and trust in global virtual teams. Organization Science, 10 (6), 791-815. 18. Kimball, L. (1997). Managing virtual teams. Paper presented at the Teams Strategies Conference, Toronto, Canada. 19. Lea, M., & Spears, R. (1991). Computer-mediated communication, de-individuation and group decision- making. International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 34 (2), 283-301.
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