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Author Clear, Tony
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Is education research ♦ Collaborative computing ♦ Cs education research ♦ Global virtual teams ♦ Technology-use mediation ♦ Cultural fit ♦ Collaborative learning
Abstract Working in global virtual teams (GVTs), raises a number of issues variously relating to technology, tasks and people working in their different locations and institutional contexts. Achieving alignment across these elements can be challenging. Collaborative Technologies inherently require the participants to work in collaboration and globally distributed settings can place strain on these arrangements. An added complication comes from the need to work not only across boundaries of time and place but also across cultures. This paper reports the findings from a study of a global virtual collaboration between three universities in New Zealand, Sweden and USA. It discusses the complex and multi-layered concept of 'culture' and presents a means of mapping "cultural fit" across a global virtual team context.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-12-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Inroads
Volume Number 1
Issue Number 3
Page Count 8
Starting Page 58
Ending Page 65


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Source: ACM Digital Library