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Exploring virtual team-working effectiveness in the construction sector

Rezgui, Y 2007, 'Exploring virtual team-working effectiveness in the construction sector' , Interacting with Computers, 19 (1) , pp. 96-112.

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Abstract

In defining a virtual team-working solution as with any new organisational form, success relies not merely on the introduction and adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), but also on critically analysing the underlying social and organisational aspects. The paper investigates the effectiveness of virtual teams, and any other suitable form of virtual collaboration, in the Construction sector and explores the factors that influence their successful adoption. The positivist strand adopted in the research emphasises a particular approach that promotes software application hosting through a dedicated application service provider, as opposed to the traditional software-licensing model. The research identifies important socio-organisational challenges inherent to the project-based nature of Construction, including issues related to technology adoption, team identification, trust, and motivation. Action research techniques have been employed to conduct the research involving two Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) from France and Finland.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual team; Virtual enterprise; Web-services; Socio-organisational issues; Virtual project management; Construction industry
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA076 Computer software
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Interacting with Computers
Publisher: Elsevier Science Inc.
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0953-5438
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2009 17:00
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/925

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