Affiliated Organization

Proceedings of IFIP 8.2/Organizations and Society in Information Systems (OASIS)


Theory of Task-Technology Fit suggests that certain types of technologies are better fit for certain technologies. Structuration theory suggests that action and organizational structures affect each other. But how do technology and structures affect each other? In other words, if we use a certain technology versus another, would it change organizational structures and therefore affect our actions? This in-process study is being conducted to answer exactly that. My research questions are: How do various types of technologies affect the leadership behaviors in virtual teams? and Is there a relationship Is there a relationship between technology, leadership behaviors, and team performance? A study is conducted with 100 student teams, where technology and leadership are measured by surveys and team performance is measured by the group's grade on their main team assignment.