Exploring team connectivity in China: An empirical study of project team connectivity and performance in the Chinese telecommunication industry

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dc.contributor.advisor Kolb, D en
dc.contributor.author Ao, Xiang en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-29T00:38:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/6689 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract The study of virtual teams has become increasingly popular given the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve the effectiveness and efficiency of teamwork. Perceived as a human resource tool, connectivity, which was previously used to describe physical connections between devices, has also received growing consideration in terms of virtual teamwork practice. Current research has recognised the major roles and effects of connectivity on measuring teamwork performance in virtual contexts. Country-level effects of connectivity on team performance in non-western contexts, however, are not yet well understood. This study develops a conceptual framework and investigates connectivity effects on performance success and explores the applicability of team connectivity concepts in China. A survey study was conducted on 200 individual team members in the telecommunication industry. The findings suggest that connectivity’s impact on virtual teamwork practice tends to receive support in a Chinese context. The socio-technical connectivity relationship has been found interdependent, where both social and technical dimensions contribute to positive team outcomes and affect team performance. This study furthermore points to complex relations between connectivity and organisational factors of communication and leadership, which also affect virtual team performance. Moreover, some attributes associated with traditional team outcomes are similarly observed in virtual teams. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are also discussed. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99216096514002091 en
dc.rights Restricted Item. Available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nz/ en
dc.title Exploring team connectivity in China: An empirical study of project team connectivity and performance in the Chinese telecommunication industry en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Management en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.peer-review false en
pubs.elements-id 209327 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-04-29 en


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