Delegation in virtual team: The moderating effects of team maturity and team distance

Suling Zhang, Marilyn Tremaine, Jerry Fjermestad, Allen Milewski, Patrick O'Sullivan

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Abstract

Virtual teams are becoming an important work structure in software development projects. However, a number of issues arise due to the complexity and newness of the virtual team context. One such issue relates to when and how team leaders should delegate authority and responsibility to the team. Previous studies have yielded conflicting results. This work aims to answer this question about delegation by investigating the moderating effects of team maturity and team distance on the relationship between leader delegation and team outcomes. A research model and specific propositions are presented. This paper provides useful insights for future virtual team leadership research and for organizations interested in developing virtual team leadership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2006
Pages62-66
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2006 - Florianopolis, Brazil
Duration: Oct 16 2006Oct 19 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2006

Other

Other2006 IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, ICGSE 2006
CountryBrazil
CityFlorianopolis
Period10/16/0610/19/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software

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