Integrated collaboration across distributed sites: the perils of process and the promise of practice
David, Gary C, Chand, Donald, Newell, Sue and Resende-Santos, João. (2008) Integrated collaboration across distributed sites: the perils of process and the promise of practice. Journal of Information Technology, Vol.23 (No.1). pp. 44-54. ISSN 0268-3962Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jit.2000126
In an era where a strategic command of global resources is becoming a requisite for success, firms are struggling to successfully unify their onshore and offshore sites. The literature on global virtual teams generally frames the impediments to coordination and collaboration based on divergent nationally based cultural attributes, language barriers, and the limitations of information and communication technologies. Drawing on world-systems theory, this paper argues for a decrease in the importance afforded to national boundaries and individual sites, and a re-orientation to the social dynamics across sites regardless of nationality. By changing the unit of analysis to the organization as a world system and focusing on emergent practices, this paper provides new insights regarding globally distributed collaborative work and identifies how to manage global relations to overcome structural impediments, to develop positive social relations, and achieve collaboration.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > T Technology (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Innovation, Knowledge & Organisational Networks Research Unit
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > Information Systems & Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Information Technology|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 44-54|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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