Modelling the characteristics of virtual teams' structure

Daphna Shwarts-Asher*, Niv Ahituv, Dalia Etzion

*Corresponding author for this work

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The main research question is whether output of virtual teams is affected by the teams' structure. A model, suggesting that the team structure can be manipulated in order to increase the team's output will be presented. The study used an experiment, in which subjects, who were grouped into teams, had to share information in order to complete an intellective task. The findings indicated that virtual teams output were inferior to face-to-face teams output, and that structure did overcome two negative impacts of the virtuality - less effectiveness and less satisfaction; yet it did not raise the virtual team efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-212
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2009


  • E-infrastructure
  • E-social science
  • Management
  • Team performance
  • Team structure
  • Virtual teams


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