Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-184) and index.
The prospects of virtual teamwork : a theoretical discussion -- How to study virtual communication -- The Delta case study -- The Advance case study -- The Debian case study -- Conclusions and managerial implications.
This innovative book explores the structure, growth and effectiveness of virtual communities in computer-mediated environments. In spite of initial enthusiasm, much uncertainty remains about the prospects of virtual teams and the technology that supports their collaboration. This book seeks to confront these issues and offers a unique insight into the realities of virtual working.