Group Maintenance in Technology-Supported Distributed Teams

TitleGroup Maintenance in Technology-Supported Distributed Teams
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsScialdone, M. J., Li N., Howison J., Heckman R., & Crowston K.
Conference NameProceedings of the Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Conference LocationAnaheim, CA, 9-13 August
KeywordsFLOSS, Group Maintenance
Abstract

Are geographically-distributed teams which exhibit high levels of group maintenance between members successful? We answer this through content analysis of emails from two Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) teams. Our results illustrate that the groups utilize low levels of organizational citizenship behaviors and high levels of positive politeness actions.

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