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An Empirical Study to Investigate the Impact of Factors Influencing Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Teams

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submitted on 2023-12-12, 07:19 and posted on 2023-12-14, 07:12 authored by Kamran Saeed, Uzair Iqbal Janjua, Salman Z. Alharthi, Tahir Mustafa Madni, Adnan Akhunzada

This study examines the relationship between virtual team performance and its critical explaining factors, i.e., individual, team, organizational, and technological factors, by exploring the mediating effect of knowledge sharing. For this purpose, a conceptual framework is proposed based on an in-depth Systematic Literature Review (SLR) analysis. Next, data is collected through a survey from 252 IT practitioners working in Pakistan’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Statistical tests on collected data are applied in statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) and smart partial least squares (SmartPLS) to evaluate the proposed conceptual framework empirically. Finally, 19 industrial and 5 academic experts verified the framework. There is a consensus among researchers and practitioners regarding the factors that contribute to the explanation of knowledge sharing and virtual team performance. Thus, the current study’s outcome may facilitate the management of software organizations to improvise their knowledge sharing infrastructure, make the development process more efficient, avoid project failure and increase the productivity of virtual teams.

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Published in: IEEE Access
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/access.2023.3309009

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Language

  • English

Publisher

IEEE

Publication Year

  • 2023

License statement

This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Institution affiliated with

  • University of Doha for Science and Technology
  • College of Computing and Information Technology - UDST

Geographic coverage

Pakistan