Designing effective virtual organizations as sociotechnical systems

John Carroll, Jing Wang

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Abstract

Virtual organizations are increasingly pervasive in knowledge work, despite significant challenges with respect to support for common ground, member awareness, sense of community, work coupling, incentives, and other issues. Understanding how specific sociotechnical affordances of VOs can enhance effectiveness in new and distinctive ways will improve our understanding of virtual organizations, and of computer-mediated human activity. We analyze and synthesize relatively fragmented existing research to develop a schematic success model for virtual organization effectiveness. We suggest that this research could progress through developing and validating a pattern language for virtual organizations, which we illustrate, drawing from ongoing fieldwork.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 28 2011
Event44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2011Jan 7 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period1/4/111/7/11

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Carroll, J., & Wang, J. (2011). Designing effective virtual organizations as sociotechnical systems. In Proceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010 [5718484] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2011.148