A Grounded Theory Analysis of E-Collaboration Effects for Distributed Project Management

32 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2004

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Sajda Qureshi

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis

Min Liu

University of Nebraska at Omaha - College of Information Science & Technology

Doug Vogel

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Information Systems; Harbin Institute of Technology - School of Management

Date Written: June 2004 8,

Abstract

The emergence and widespread use of collaborative technologies for distributed project management has brought opened up a myriad of opportunities for business. While the opportunities for off-shore outsourcing and collaborative development are enticing, most tools and techniques for project management focus on on-site, long term relationships and sourcing strategies at a time when inter-organizational relationships are becoming dynamic and temporary. This paper uses grounded theory to analyze data on virtual teams. The analysis uncovers “effects” in the way distributed projects are managed. These effects relate to coordination, communication and adaptation to distributed electronic work environments. Following an analysis of these eCollaboration “effects”, a model for distributed project management is presented.

Keywords: distributed project management, electronic collaboration, episodes, communication, coordination and adaptation

JEL Classification: M, M11, R4, L15

Suggested Citation

Qureshi, Sajda and Liu, Min and Vogel, Doug, A Grounded Theory Analysis of E-Collaboration Effects for Distributed Project Management (June 2004 8,). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=594990

Sajda Qureshi (Contact Author)

University of Nebraska at Omaha - Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis ( email )

College of Information Science & Technology
The Peter Kiewit Institute, PKI 172C
Omaha, NE 68182
United States

Min Liu

University of Nebraska at Omaha - College of Information Science & Technology ( email )

The Peter Kiewit Institute, PKI 172C
Omaha, NE 68182
United States

Doug Vogel

City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) - Department of Information Systems ( email )

83 Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon
Hong Kong

Harbin Institute of Technology - School of Management ( email )

Heilongjiang
China

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