The world is your office: being creative in a global virtual organization

Chamakiotis, Petros and Panteli, Niki (2016) The world is your office: being creative in a global virtual organization. In: Baggio, Bobbie (ed.) Analyzing digital discourse and human behavior in modern virtual environments. IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 87-108. ISBN 9781466698994

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Despite the increasing adoption of global virtual teams in industry, and their implications for traditional management practices, creativity within this context has been under-researched, with most studies focusing on students partaking in contrived virtual team projects in educational environments. This chapter focuses on a global virtual organization, Omega (a pseudonym), with the aim of exploring creativity in an organizational virtual team context. Using a qualitative case study approach in a single organization, the study makes the following contributions: (a) it identifies the personal values that motivate creativity; and (b) it explains how individuals, technology, task and organization influence creativity, drawing on the participants’ perceptions. Discussed also in the chapter are implications for practice and future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Petros Chamakiotis
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 09:31
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 07:56
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