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Cohesion in Distributed Teams

Cohesion in Distributed Teams
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Author(s): Rosemarie Reynolds (Embry-Riddle University, USA)and Shirley Fedorovich (Embry-Riddle University, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 2
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch294
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


In today’s educational and work environments, teams often consist of members who are not co-located, and who interact through computer-mediation. Research on such distributed teams has focused on the effects of computer-mediation on decision making, performance, and performance measurement, but, with the exception of a few studies, little research has been done on the social-psychological effects of team distribution with regards to cohesion. This paper describes our current research investigating the effects of team member distribution on team cohesion.

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