Behavioural complexity theory of media selection: A proposed theory for global virtual teams

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106462
Title:
Behavioural complexity theory of media selection: A proposed theory for global virtual teams
Author:
Shachaf, Pnina; Hara, Noriko
Citation:
Behavioural complexity theory of media selection: A proposed theory for global virtual teams 2007, 33(1):63-74 Journal of Information Science
Journal:
Journal of Information Science
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106462
Submitted date:
2007-12-04
Abstract:
This study proposes a behavioural complexity theory for media selection in global virtual teams. This theory captures multiple contingencies into one holistic approach to media selection. Unlike existing linear and mechanistic theories of media selection, this heuristic theory moves away from the universal models that were previously proposed. The behavioural complexity theory assumes ambiguity and complexity of the media selection process in a nonlinear, organic, and holistic way. Behavioural complexity theory of media selection emphasizes the role of media repertoire, the ability of individuals to differentiate situations according to multiple contingencies, and their flexibility to effectively use multiple media in any particular situation. This theory is examined in a context of exploratory case study of global virtual teamsâ media selection in one of the leading fortune 500 corporations.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Science
Local subject classification:
behavioural complexity; behavioral complexity; media selection; virtual teams

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorShachaf, Pninaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHara, Norikoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-12-04T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:47:55Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-12-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationBehavioural complexity theory of media selection: A proposed theory for global virtual teams 2007, 33(1):63-74 Journal of Information Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106462-
dc.description.abstractThis study proposes a behavioural complexity theory for media selection in global virtual teams. This theory captures multiple contingencies into one holistic approach to media selection. Unlike existing linear and mechanistic theories of media selection, this heuristic theory moves away from the universal models that were previously proposed. The behavioural complexity theory assumes ambiguity and complexity of the media selection process in a nonlinear, organic, and holistic way. Behavioural complexity theory of media selection emphasizes the role of media repertoire, the ability of individuals to differentiate situations according to multiple contingencies, and their flexibility to effectively use multiple media in any particular situation. This theory is examined in a context of exploratory case study of global virtual teamsâ media selection in one of the leading fortune 500 corporations.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInformation Scienceen_US
dc.subject.otherbehavioural complexityen_US
dc.subject.otherbehavioral complexityen_US
dc.subject.othermedia selectionen_US
dc.subject.othervirtual teamsen_US
dc.titleBehavioural complexity theory of media selection: A proposed theory for global virtual teamsen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Information Scienceen_US
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