Impact of Structures on Knowledge Contribution in Virtual Organizations

Xi Zhang
2011 International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management  
As virtual organizations are becoming more prevalent, it becomes increasingly imperative to understand how to manage knowledge contribution. This paper uses data collected in conjunction with a global virtual team project to empirically examine aspects of adaptive and proactive structuration to contribute to knowledge in this area. The authors are interested in these research questions: (1) To what extent is the influence of proactive intervention? (2) What is the impact on team dynamics, with
more » ... pecial attention to knowledge sharing, of the interplay between aspects of adaptive and proactive structuration? Propositions are established and evidence provided based on a project involving distributed work teams. Each team was composed of participants from different locations. Discussion focuses on managing conflict and maximizing knowledge contribution.
doi:10.4018/ijabim.2011070104 fatcat:vxhhwmrjc5hzvd33dqtzpqtczm