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Trust in virtual organisations: a synthesis of the literature

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Young, JF (2008) Trust in virtual organisations: a synthesis of the literature. International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 5 (3/4). pp. 244-258. ISSN 1470-9503

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Abstract

There appears to be no evidence of research that has attempted to bring together the knowledge relating to trust among team members working in virtual organisations. Unlike traditional workplaces, the nature of virtual teams is such that working relationships are typically short and often there is no actual personal contact. In this environment trust must be taken to a new level as it is essential for the success of collaborative ventures. The scope of this review will involve an examination of a range of articles sourced through Proquest and Business Premier Resource databases. These will be reviewed based on a content analysis to develop patterns of issues raised. This will involve using a combination of integrative and interpretative approaches. It is anticipated the outcome of this review will contribute to a greater understanding of trust from the perspectives of key stakeholders in virtual working relationships

Item Type: Article
Keywords: trust; virtual organisations; VOs; virtual teams; communications; research; virtual working; relationships
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations
Page Range: pp. 244-258
ISSN: 1470-9503
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2008.018822
Additional Information: Copyright © 2004-2008 Inderscience Enterprises Limited
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2008 02:20
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:46
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/7099
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