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How does mobile computing develop transactive memory in virtual team? A social identification view

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • The advancement in mobile computing technologies has shown great potential to drive efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge work in virtual teams. Despite their ubiquity, theoretical and empirical research investigating the impact of mobile computing artifacts on development of transactive memory in virtual teams is in its infancy. Drawing on the social identity view, we propose a research model to understand how the use of mobile computing artifacts is associated with the development of transactive memory system (TMS) in virtual teams. Specially, the use of four categories of mobile computing artifacts (i.e., ubiquitous co-presence, status disclosure, context search, and customized notification) is proposed to enhance social identification, which thereafter promotes TMS development in terms of specialization, credibility, and coordination. This study offers a new perspective on the mechanisms through which mobile computing artifacts facilitate TMS development, and it yields important implications for the design of mobile strategy in organizations.

UOW Authors


  •   Wu, Yi (external author)
  •   Cui, Tingru
  •   Deng, Yimeng (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Wu, Y., Cui, T. & Deng, Y. (2016). How does mobile computing develop transactive memory in virtual team? A social identification view. 37th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 (pp. 1-9). United States: Association for Information Systems.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85019447709

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/400

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • The advancement in mobile computing technologies has shown great potential to drive efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge work in virtual teams. Despite their ubiquity, theoretical and empirical research investigating the impact of mobile computing artifacts on development of transactive memory in virtual teams is in its infancy. Drawing on the social identity view, we propose a research model to understand how the use of mobile computing artifacts is associated with the development of transactive memory system (TMS) in virtual teams. Specially, the use of four categories of mobile computing artifacts (i.e., ubiquitous co-presence, status disclosure, context search, and customized notification) is proposed to enhance social identification, which thereafter promotes TMS development in terms of specialization, credibility, and coordination. This study offers a new perspective on the mechanisms through which mobile computing artifacts facilitate TMS development, and it yields important implications for the design of mobile strategy in organizations.

UOW Authors


  •   Wu, Yi (external author)
  •   Cui, Tingru
  •   Deng, Yimeng (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Wu, Y., Cui, T. & Deng, Y. (2016). How does mobile computing develop transactive memory in virtual team? A social identification view. 37th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 (pp. 1-9). United States: Association for Information Systems.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85019447709

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/400

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Place Of Publication


  • United States