Relying on ICT-based collaboration, virtual organisations promise to be the appropriate organisational form to facilitate innovation. Although much has been written about the propositions and structural characteristics of virtual organisations, their limitations remain largely unaddressed. By applying social capital theory we are able to identify inherent contradictions and challenges of virtual organisations, which result from a mismatch between task requirements and organisational structures. Our analysis leads us to suggest a few remedies.Abstract paragraph
Riemer, Kai and Klein, Stefan, "Challenges of ICT-enabled Virtual Organisations – a Social Capital perspective" (2003). ACIS 2003 Proceedings. Paper 8.