Constructing continuities in virtual work environments

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorAsatiani, Aleksandre
dc.contributor.authorPenttinen, Esko
dc.contributor.departmentAston University
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Information and Service Management
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-10T07:27:14Z
dc.date.available2021-03-10T07:27:14Z
dc.date.issued2019-03
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we study how continuities are constructed in virtual work environments by comparing two firms with differing degrees of virtuality. Using Organizational Discontinuity Theory and drawing on a qualitative study of two accounting firms operating in Finland, we observe virtual work discontinuities in the two firms and identify constructed continuities. We find that in constructing continuities, virtual organizations need to balance rigid and flexible approaches regarding governance structure, the role of technology, communication management, and workflow management. Our main contributions are an empirical application of Organizational Discontinuity Theory to the comparison of virtual work environments and a set of propositions regarding how firms approach continuity construction in different virtuality contexts.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
dc.format.extent484-513
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.citationAsatiani , A & Penttinen , E 2019 , ' Constructing continuities in virtual work environments : A multiple case study of two firms with differing degrees of virtuality ' , Information Systems Journal , vol. 29 , no. 2 , pp. 484-513 . https://doi.org/10.1111/isj.12217en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/isj.12217
dc.identifier.issn1350-1917
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/102964
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202103102250
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Systems Journalen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 29, issue 2en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordboundaries
dc.subject.keywordcontinuities
dc.subject.keyworddiscontinuities
dc.subject.keywordremote work
dc.subject.keywordtelecommuting
dc.subject.keywordvirtual work
dc.titleConstructing continuities in virtual work environmentsen
dc.typeA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessäfi
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