Two dysfunctional contribution behaviors in virtual project teams are non-contribution (e.g., social loafing, free riding, and shirking) and over-contribution (e.g., being a lone wolf or a “diligent isolate”). To prevent these behaviors or mitigate them when they occur, some coping actions (e.g., increasing contribution visibility) can be undertaken. In this research-in-progress, we report on the findings of a pilot study run to increase our understanding of the dynamic nature of such dysfunctional contribution behaviors and coping actions. We also briefly explain our plans for the main study.
Moeini, Mohammad and Newell, Susan, "Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Contribution in Virtual Project Teams" (2016). International Research Workshop on IT Project Management 2016. 5.