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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 initiatives.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2451/14162
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