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Is High ICT Intensity Always the Ideal?: Lessons Learned From Contemporary Virtual Teams

Is High ICT Intensity Always the Ideal?: Lessons Learned From Contemporary Virtual Teams
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Author(s): Jiahe Song (Western Michigan University, USA), Muhammad A. Razi (Western Michigan University, USA) and J. Michael Tarn (Western Michigan University, USA)
Copyright: 2021
Volume: 23
Issue: 1
Pages: 16
Source title: Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Andrew Borchers (Lipscomb University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/JCIT.2021010103

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Abstract

Virtual communication is a preferred working style for remotely structured teams to remain productivity while reducing cost. A variety of information and communication technologies (ICTs) are available for providing technical support to virtual teams. While companies as a whole have been accumulating a good deal of experience for executing virtual collaboration, challenges still exist due to the nature of different industries or organizations' business environment. The goal of this paper is to explore the types of ICTs adopted and ICT intensity implemented by contemporary virtual teams. Interview-based cases with companies located in U.S., U.K., and China were conducted to achieve our goal. Important insight for research and practice are discussed.

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