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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The application and impact of using virtual team in Middle East (case study)



The application and impact of using virtual team in Middle East (case study)

Mohamed Yousry El-Sheikh, Ahmed Mohamed Tahwia, Abed Al-Aziz Al-Halwany, Eid Shiha



Abstract




The purpose of this paper is to identify the application and

impact of using virtual team in Middle East in construction field. The

literature and various studies concluded that virtual teams are still in

its nascent stages and because of the relative newness of virtual

teams; many areas of research have not been examined, especially Middle

East region. Studies like these are rare or not exist in our region.

This paper is an endeavor to facilitate using of virtual team in Middle

East, types of virtual team, challenges of virtual team and benefits of

virtual team. The data were collected from construction organizations in

Middle East. In all, 140 self-administered questionnaires were

distributed among these organizations of different countries and they

returned 100 completed useable questionnaires for response rate of

71.4%. The statistical analysis showed that only 37.60% of companies in

middle east using virtual team. Due to these result a large engineering

effort is needed. This study is hoping presents a useful source of

information which would benefit organizations that achieved a global

scope of work by using virtual team in Middle East.


Keywords: Virtual team, construction field, Middle East.



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