Virtual Team Working: Current Issues and Directions for the Future
Value networks underpinned by global and localised virtual teams are believed to have high potential for SMEs. Yet, the successful migration to value-added alliances is blended in the right combination of organizational, legal, economic, socio-cultural, and technical factors, and requires further research into innovative business models. These models should leverage existing SME competences and transcend existing virtual collaboration barriers and limitations. Grounded in state-of-the-art literature, the paper identifies current insight for the deficient research in virtual teams and presents them in the form of open research questions.