Communication in global entrepreneurial virtual teams: a systematic literature review

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Yu, Tian 2015-11-04T13:21:03Z 2015-11-04T13:21:03Z 2015
dc.description.abstract Objective of the Study: Global virtual team has become a commonplace in organizational structure and been widely used in entrepreneurial teams, such as born globals. Communication is recognized as a critical factor and challenge in GVT, nevertheless, researchers have merely touched the field of communication in global entrepreneurial virtual team. This study aimed to fill this research gap and found out what can global entrepreneurial teams do to achieve effective communication. Methodology and the Theoretical Framework: As very little literature existed about entrepreneurial GVT communication, this study conducted a systematic literature review on GVT communication in general and applied the synthesized findings to entrepreneurial team literature. Findings and Conclusions: The research showed that while communication plays a vital role in GVT functioning, it also specifically plays as a team performance factor, a human resource practice, a leadership practice, a trust building factor, a team member's boundary management strategy, an information delivery tool, a knowledge sharing channel and a team process facilitator. Factors that affect communication in entrepreneurial GVT include leadership, culture, technology, trust, language, communication behavior, communication channel, communication frequency/timing, training, interpersonal relations, interaction, task interdependence, communication wastes identification, degree of virtuality, coordination and awareness. Some factors depend on each other and communication is always a value that plays between these variables. To achieve effective communication in entrepreneurial GVT, the practitioners should address effective leadership practices. en
dc.format.extent 92
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Communication in global entrepreneurial virtual teams: a systematic literature review en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Johtamisen laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Management Studies en
dc.subject.keyword Global Virtual Team
dc.subject.keyword Communication
dc.subject.keyword Entrepreneurship
dc.subject.keyword Systematic Literature Review
dc.subject.keyword Leadership
dc.subject.keyword Team Effectiveness
dc.subject.keyword Team performance
dc.subject.keyword Trust
dc.subject.keyword Culture
dc.subject.keyword Communication channel
dc.subject.keyword Communication Behavior
dc.subject.keyword Communication Technology
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201511054871
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major MSc program in Entrepreneurship en
dc.programme.major MSc program in Entrepreneurship fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon yrittäjyys
dc.subject.helecon entrepreneurship
dc.subject.helecon tiimityö
dc.subject.helecon team work
dc.subject.helecon etätyö
dc.subject.helecon remote work
dc.subject.helecon virtuaalitodellisuus
dc.subject.helecon virtual reality
dc.subject.helecon kansainvälinen
dc.subject.helecon international
dc.subject.helecon viestintä
dc.subject.helecon communication
dc.ethesisid 13974 2015-06-10
dc.location P1 I

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