Rethinking the role of technology in virtual teams in light of COVID-19

Mark Frost, Sophia Xiaoxia Duan

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The use of virtual teams by organisations has grown tremendously as a strategic response to COVID-19. However, the concept of virtual teams is not something new, with many businesses over the past three decades gradually incorporating virtual and/or dispersed teams into their processes. Research on virtual teams has followed that of co-located face-to-face teams through lenses such as trust, communication, teamwork, leadership and collaboration. This paper introduces a new paradigm for examining the development of virtual teams, arguably one that would facilitate the consideration of technology as part of the virtual teams with embedded technology within an organisation through an innovation framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2020 Proceedings
PublisherAIS Electronic Library
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems 2020: ACIS 2020 - Victoria University of Wellington (virtual), Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 01 Dec 202004 Dec 2020,IT)%20to%20real%20world%20problems. (Proceedings) (Website on Wayback Machine)


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems 2020
Abbreviated titleNavigating our digital future
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
OtherAAIS is the Australasian chapter of AIS, serving the IS community in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. AAIS seeks to promote and extend the support provided by a number of other organizations that are also active in the region.

The Australasian Conferences on Information Systems (ACIS) is the premier conference in Australasia for Information Systems academics covering technical, organizational, business and social issues in the application of Information Technology(IT) to real world problems.
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