Virtual Team Governance: Addressing the Governance Mechanisms and Virtual Team Performance

  • Yihong Zhan
  • Yu Bai
  • Ziheng Liu
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 252)


As technology has improved and collaborative software has been developed, virtual teams with geographically dispersed members spread across diverse physical locations have become increasingly prominent. Virtual team is supported by advancing communication technologies, which makes virtual teams able to largely transcend time and space. Virtual teams have changed the corporate landscape, which are more complex and dynamic than traditional teams since the members of virtual teams are spread on diverse geographical locations and their roles in the virtual team are different. Therefore, how to realize good governance of virtual team and arrive at good virtual team performance is becoming critical and challenging. Good virtual team governance is essential for a high-performance virtual team. This paper explores the performance and the governance mechanism of virtual team. It establishes a model to explain the relationship between the performance and the governance mechanisms in virtual teams. This paper is focusing on managing virtual teams. It aims to find the strategies to help business organizations to improve the performance of their virtual teams and arrive at the objectives of good virtual team management.


Knowledge Management Governance Mechanism Team Performance Virtual Team Governance Model 
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© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yihong Zhan
    • 1
  • Yu Bai
    • 2
  • Ziheng Liu
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate DepartmentCentral China Normal UniversityChina
  2. 2.Information Management DepartmentCentral China Normal UniversityChina
  3. 3.The Department of Information TechnologyCentral China Normal UniversityChina

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