Supporting the Work of Global Virtual Teams : the Role of Technology-Use Mediation
Research ObjectivesThis research reports on the role of technology-use mediation to support the work of global virtual teams. By involving not only the student participants of these engagements but also supporting agents, as technology-use mediators, it seeks to address the following questions: Why is global virtual collaboration difficult? What roles and activities are critical? How can we do it better?
MethodologyThe research is postured within the context of a longitudinal study on global virtual collaborations between groups of students at AUT University in Auckland, Uppsala University in Sweden, and St Louis University in Missouri, United States. The research cited here has developed a Technology-Use Mediation Adaptive Structuration Theory as the framework for this study. Data was gathered from email communications between the various contributing parties to this collaboration, and analysed using grounded theory and structurational techniques.
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