A model of and for virtual projects

Raghu Garud, Arun Kumaraswamy, Philipp Tuertscher

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Abstract

We examine how digital technologies enable distributed actors to collaborate asynchronously on virtual projects. We use Wikipedia and associated wiki digital technology as the research site for our exploration. Our probe of the emergence of Wikipedia articles highlights a distinctive property of such digital technologies: in their very use, they generate a digital trace. This digital trace serves as a generative memory that facilitates ongoing cocreation, justification, and materialization of contributions from distributed actors. We examine the implications of such processes for virtual projects that embrace digital technologies with properties similar to the wiki technology used in Wikipedia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProject-Based Organizing and Strategic Management
EditorsGino Cattani, Simone Ferriani, Lars Frederiksen, Florian Taube
Pages357-387
Number of pages31
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

Publication series

NameAdvances in Strategic Management
Volume28
ISSN (Print)0742-3322

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)
  • Strategy and Management

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    Garud, R., Kumaraswamy, A., & Tuertscher, P. (2011). A model of and for virtual projects. In G. Cattani, S. Ferriani, L. Frederiksen, & F. Taube (Eds.), Project-Based Organizing and Strategic Management (pp. 357-387). (Advances in Strategic Management; Vol. 28). https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-3322(2011)0000028017