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Exploring new boundaries in team cognition: Integrating knowledge in distributed teams

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
Distributed teams continue to emerge in response to the complex organizational environments brought about by globalization, technological advancements, and the shift toward a knowledge-based economy. These teams are comprised of members who hold the disparate knowledge necessary to take on cognitively demanding tasks. However, knowledge coordination between team members who are not co-located is a significant challenge, often resulting in process loss and decrements to the effectiveness of team level knowledge structures. The current effort explores the configuration dimension of distributed teams, and specifically how subgroup formation based on geographic location, may impact the effectiveness of a team's transactive memory system and subsequent team process. In addition, the role of task cohesion as a buffer to negative intergroup interaction is explored.
Title: Exploring new boundaries in team cognition: Integrating knowledge in distributed teams.
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Name(s): Zajac, Stephanie, Author
Salas, Eduardo, Committee Chair
Bowers, Clint, Committee Member
Burke, Shawn, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Distributed teams continue to emerge in response to the complex organizational environments brought about by globalization, technological advancements, and the shift toward a knowledge-based economy. These teams are comprised of members who hold the disparate knowledge necessary to take on cognitively demanding tasks. However, knowledge coordination between team members who are not co-located is a significant challenge, often resulting in process loss and decrements to the effectiveness of team level knowledge structures. The current effort explores the configuration dimension of distributed teams, and specifically how subgroup formation based on geographic location, may impact the effectiveness of a team's transactive memory system and subsequent team process. In addition, the role of task cohesion as a buffer to negative intergroup interaction is explored.
Identifier: CFE0005449 (IID), ucf:50393 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-08-01
M.S.
Sciences, Psychology
Masters
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Subject(s): Distributed teams -- configuration -- transactive memory systems -- cohesion
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005449
Restrictions on Access: public 2014-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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