As the usage of smart phones increases, the characteristic of social interaction is changing. The purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of smart phones on the performance of communication and task-performance in temporary virtual teams using Media Synchronicity Theory (MST). ‘Accessibility’ is added to the model since it is a unique feature of smart phones. Task complexity moderates the positive relationship between media capabilities and performance. The familiarity of the media also influences the communication performance. This project is set to empirically test MST in a university setting. Consequently, this study provides opportunities for future research about smart phone’s usability in virtual team projects and global organizations.
Kim, Shina and Zeelim-Hovav, Anat, "The impact of smart phone usability on group task performance in a university environment: media synchronicity perspective" (2011). CONF-IRM 2011 Proceedings. 24.