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Conflict in Virtually Distributed Teams

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this paper was two-fold. The first was to investigate the impact of conflict as a mediator in the relationship between distribution and team performance. The second was to examine how that relationship was affected by virtuality. Four-member teams of different distributions (partially distributed, fully distributed, and fully collocated) and different virtuality conditions (videoconferencing, teleconferencing, and chat) played a team-oriented game. Significant results were found only in the videoconferencing condition, in which both distribution and task conflict had a negative impact on team performance, but task conflict did not mediate the relationship between distribution and team performance. Further research investigating how virtuality impacts distributed teams in needed.
Title: Conflict in Virtually Distributed Teams.
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Name(s): Darling, Budd, Author
Salas, Eduardo, Committee Chair
Bowers, Clint, Committee Member
Burke, Shawn, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this paper was two-fold. The first was to investigate the impact of conflict as a mediator in the relationship between distribution and team performance. The second was to examine how that relationship was affected by virtuality. Four-member teams of different distributions (partially distributed, fully distributed, and fully collocated) and different virtuality conditions (videoconferencing, teleconferencing, and chat) played a team-oriented game. Significant results were found only in the videoconferencing condition, in which both distribution and task conflict had a negative impact on team performance, but task conflict did not mediate the relationship between distribution and team performance. Further research investigating how virtuality impacts distributed teams in needed.
Identifier: CFE0004987 (IID), ucf:49552 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-12-01
M.S.
Sciences, Psychology
Masters
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Subject(s): Conflict -- ditributed teams -- virtual teams
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004987
Restrictions on Access: public 2013-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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