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The impact of fear on the operation of virtual teams

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dc.contributor.author Casey, Valentine
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Ita
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-21T11:48:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-21T11:48:47Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1157
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Distributed software development has become the norm for the software industry today. As a result many organizations are leveraging the expertise of their existing staff by establishing virtual teams. Here we outline the results from three independent case studies undertaken over a period of eight years. The first study considered the operation of virtual teams whose members were situated in two locations in the same country. The second investigated why U.S. and Irish team members who worked very successfully while collocated, experienced serious problems when operating in virtual teams. The third focused on virtual testing teams with members based in Ireland and Malaysia. The Irish staff had extensive experience of having projects offshored to them and were now responsible for offshoring part of their work. The results from each case study highlighted the importance and impact fear played and the consequences this had for the success of the respective strategies. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2008 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering;pp. 163-172
dc.rights ©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. en_US
dc.subject distributed software development en_US
dc.subject virtual teams en_US
dc.title The impact of fear on the operation of virtual teams en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.internal.authorcontactother ita.richardson@lero.ie
dc.internal.authorcontactother val.casey@dkit.ie


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