Findings: Expressions of Contextual Challenges

  • Thomas AfflerbachEmail author
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


One contribution of the study presented in this book is to provide a detailed, context-sensitive and informant-driven answer to the research question about how members of hybrid virtual teams in Shared Services Organizations experience the contextual challenges of distance, technology and temporality. These three sensitizing concepts of the contextual challenges were insight-leading during the empirical study. Further, the rather broad concepts functioned as an orientation to identify a total of thirteen different expressions of the contextual challenges for members of hybrid virtual teams in Shared Services Organizations. Thus, I will (1) give an overview of the findings related to the challenging context, then (2) I will depict the two contextual challenges and their respective ten expressions of the contextual challenges originating from the hybrid virtual team context and afterwards (3) I will display the contextual challenge and the respective three expressions of the contextual challenge, which originate from the context of the Shared Services Organizations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cooperative StudiesBerlin School of Economics and Law, University of Applied SciencesBerlinGermany

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