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|Title: ||VIRTUAL ORGANIZATIONS: WHAT YOU SEE MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU GET|
|Authors: ||Garud, Raghu|
Lucas, Henry C.
|Issue Date: ||Mar-1997|
|Publisher: ||Stern School of Business, New York University|
|Series/Report no.: ||IS-97-03|
|Abstract: ||Virtual organizations are new organizational forms comprising a set of
network transactions that differ from those found in markets and
hierarchies. This paper explores the nature of these network transactions
through an in-depth study of a virtual firm. The virtual organization is
characterized by constant organizing through virtual teams and alliances, a
unique management culture and a set of norms, information and
knowledge sharing enabled by information technology, and employee self-governance.
The organization gains from a culture of fast-response and
efficiency while employees are trusted to exercise discretion and take
|Appears in Collections:||IOMS: Information Systems Working Papers|
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