Confessions of a virtual team

Beekhuyzen, J, Cabraal, A, von Hellens, L and Singh, S 2006, 'Confessions of a virtual team', in A. Ruth (ed.) 3rd International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT and IT in Qualitative Research (QualIT 2006), Brisbane, Australia, 27-29 November 2006, pp. 20-28.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Confessions of a virtual team
Author(s) Beekhuyzen, J
Cabraal, A
von Hellens, L
Singh, S
Year 2006
Conference name 3rd International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT and IT in Qualitative Research
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 27-29 November 2006
Proceedings title 3rd International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT and IT in Qualitative Research (QualIT 2006)
Editor(s) A. Ruth
Publisher Griffith University, Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Place of publication Griffith University, Brisbane
Start page 20
End page 28
Total pages 9
Abstract This paper presents the various challenges faced when working in large, multi-disciplinary, geographically dispersed research teams. The team discussed here is part of a Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre project within the Banking and Finance domain in Australia. In this project, the challenge comes not only from its multi-disciplinary approach, but also overcoming geographical distances. These challenges are exacerbated by frequent changes in team members who have differing epistemological backgrounds. New members join the 'virtual team' at differing times in their research careers and in our project. As we are working at the intersections of different disciplines, it takes a long period of time to work with common frameworks and methodologies in our virtual team. To get to a level of connected thinking about the data, its analysis and subsequent interpretation is a challenge in itself. This paper discusses the issues faced by the people rather than the project domain. Those involved enter the 'virtual team'.
Subjects Innovation and Technology Management
Copyright notice [Jenine Beekhuyzen, Anuja Cabraal, Supriya Singh, Liisa von Hellens] © 2006
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