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Future of Business and Finance

Effective Virtual Project Teams

A Design Science Approach to Building a Strategic Momentum

Authors: Opdenakker, Raymond, Cuypers, Carin

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  • Offers insights in using design science for virtual team management
  • Provides a model developed from a study of eight virtual R&D project teams
  • Helps practitioners and consultants with developing task-focused teams 
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About this book

Collaborating in virtual teams is a new reality in modern project management and work environments. Its emergence calls for an extensive analysis and re-alignment on the part of organizations, so as to help virtual teams maintain 'strategic momentum' – a concept that this book introduces. Strategic momentum represents perseverance with regard to pursuing a virtual team’s strategy; a 'flywheel'  concept that drives the team members to concentrate on the project tasks until they have reached their shared goal.  

The authors present a design science based model, together with an in-depth qualitative study involving eight virtual R&D project teams. In this model, strategic momentum is assessed in terms of empowerment, team task insight, and collective commitment. These three determinants can be promoted and sustained by various contextual factors and interventions on the part of the management. The authors also provide a wealth of practical tips to help practitioners and consultants generate and sustain strategic momentum in their own contexts when working with virtual teams.

 


About the authors

Dr. Raymond Opdenakker and Carin Cuypers MSc MSc CMC, run their teaching and consultancy practice, Bureau Lara, in The Netherlands.
Raymond Opdenakker is academically affiliated with the Open University of The Netherlands, Eindhoven University of Technology (EIT), and the Master School of EIT Digital. He has authored, most often with Carin Cuypers, up to 80 articles and ten books on diverse business issues.
Carin Cuypers studied Law and Governance (business and public). She is also affiliated to the Open University of the Netherlands. She has authored up to 60 articles and eight books on diverse business issues.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction and Field Problem Concerning Virtual Project Teams

    Pages 1-15

    Opdenakker, Raymond (et al.)

  • Strategic Momentum

    Pages 17-37

    Opdenakker, Raymond (et al.)

  • Virtual Project Teams and Their Effectiveness

    Pages 39-58

    Opdenakker, Raymond (et al.)

  • Searching for Momentum in Virtual Project Teams

    Pages 59-153

    Opdenakker, Raymond (et al.)

  • Emergence and Sustaining of Team Task Insight, Empowerment, Collective Commitment, and Strategic Momentum

    Pages 155-212

    Opdenakker, Raymond (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22228-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22227-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effective Virtual Project Teams
Book Subtitle
A Design Science Approach to Building a Strategic Momentum
Authors
Series Title
Future of Business and Finance
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22228-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22228-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22227-7
Series ISSN
2662-2467
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 236
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations
Topics