The experience of the self through ambiguity and change : knowledge sharing in virtual teams

Teh, James. (2004). The experience of the self through ambiguity and change : knowledge sharing in virtual teams Honours Thesis, School of Business, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Teh, James.
Thesis Title The experience of the self through ambiguity and change : knowledge sharing in virtual teams
School, Centre or Institute School of Business
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 121
Language eng
Subjects 1503 Business and Management
Formatted abstract A virtual team is a group where people who are geographically dispersed are connected via information and communication technology to accomplish a common task. As a response to the increasing popularity of virtual teams, the virtual team literature has focused on the interpersonal processes and structures that are conducive to knowledge sharing. The issue of virtual teams is a topical concern, yet no research has been devoted to the empirical investigation of the self of a virtual team member. Studying the self is especially important in light of findings that virtual teams are commonly associated with change and ambiguity.

This research study explores the journey of the self of the virtual team member through change and ambiguity. In depicting this journey, we need to firstly understand how the self is constructed through ongoing engagement in the everyday routines and practices within their organisational groups. This portrait is crucial to understanding the norms and values that an individual brings into the virtual team in relation to knowledge sharing. The second half of this study then focuses on how the self, when transposed into a virtual team, adapts to the new environment.

 
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