Global distributed teams are increasingly common as organizations collaborate in the global economy. Partially distributed teams are often formed to gather expertise from different locations to accomplish the organizational goals. A PDT is a team in which there is at least one collocated subteam which is geographically distant from other subteams and communicates with the other subteams through electronic media. In this paper we build and test a model of the antecedents of perceived performance. The research shows that conflict and shared identity predict trust which predicts levels of perceived performance of PDTs. Surprisingly, we did not find support for the hypotheses that cultural or temporal distance predicts either conflict or shared identity. We posit reasons for this and suggest future research to further investigate the influences on perceived performance in a PDT.
Plotnick, Linda; Hiltz, Starr Roxanne; and Ocker, Rosalie J., "Modeling the Antecedents of Perceived Performance in Partially Distributed Teams" (2010). SIGHCI 2010 Proceedings. 13.