Transactive memory systems, knowledge integration, and team performance in geographically dispersed teams

Joy Wei He, Yulin Fang, Andreas Schroeder

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Abstract

This study proposes and tests a model that explains the mediating mechanism through which the transactive memory system (TMS) of a team impacts on team performance under varying levels of team geographic dispersion. The model proposes that the relationship between TMS and team performance is mediated by the extent of knowledge integration among team members. The model further proposes that the degree of team geographic dispersion moderates the effect of TMS and knowledge integration on team performance. Survey data from 54 project teams in a major telecommunication company were collected to test the model. The study develops a deeper understanding of the mechanism through which TMS affects team performance and highlights the need to explicitly theorize team geographic dispersion, an important characteristic of contemporary project teams, in TMS research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Print)9788488971548
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2012
Event20th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 Jun 201213 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference20th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2012
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period10/06/1213/06/12

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Keywords

  • Dispersion
  • Knowledge integration
  • Survey method
  • Transactive memory system
  • Virtual teams

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He, J. W., Fang, Y., & Schroeder, A. (2012). Transactive memory systems, knowledge integration, and team performance in geographically dispersed teams. In ECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems Association for Information Systems.
He, Joy Wei ; Fang, Yulin ; Schroeder, Andreas. / Transactive memory systems, knowledge integration, and team performance in geographically dispersed teams. ECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, 2012.
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ECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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He JW, Fang Y, Schroeder A. Transactive memory systems, knowledge integration, and team performance in geographically dispersed teams. In ECIS 2012 - Proceedings of the 20th European Conference on Information Systems. Association for Information Systems. 2012