Previous studies have linked trust with virtual team performance. In turn, trust is predicted by high levels of extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. Previous research indicates that individuals high in these three traits are ideal virtual team members due to the higher levels of trust and consequent performance they display in virtual teams. In the present study we set out to determine predictors of this “ideal virtual team personality” in a multicultural setting, the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Our results show that the higher an individual is in Collectivism and Hawaiian Identity, the more likely they will possess the “ideal virtual team personality” profile that leads to better trust and performance in virtual teams.
Furumo, Kimberly and de Pillis, Emmeline, "Hawaiian Identity and Collectivism Predict the 'Ideal Virtual Team Personality'" (2008). ICEB 2008 Proceedings (Hawaii, Waikoloa, Big Island). 29.