Success factors of virtual research teams – Does distance still matter?
management revue. Socio-economic Studies, 2015, vol. 26, issue 2, 161-179
Purpose of the exploratory study in this paper is to provide a first test of the transferability of success factors known from virtual teams to an innovative virtual research team. Investigating a real R&D cooperation with two virtual (regional & national) and one local research groups permits a comparative analysis of the influence of geographical distance. Though success factors seem to be somehow transferable, the geographical distance is still an influencing factor on the perception in virtual research teams. Based on results of this case study and 18 interviews, a ranking of success factors is provided which may help research managers in understanding where to place emphasis situationally on in order to successfully manage a virtual research team.
Keywords: research collaboration; virtual teams; manage innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L33 M19 M54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:rai:mamere:mrev-2015-02-hanebuth
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Rainer Hampp Verlag, Journals, Vorderer Lech 35, 86150 Augsburg, Germany. A subscripton is required to access pdf files. Pay per article is available at
Access Statistics for this article
management revue. Socio-economic Studies is currently edited by Matthias Baum, Ina Ehnert, Marcel Erlinghagen, Simon Fietze, Susanne Gretzinger, Wenzel Matiaske and Sylvia Rohlfer
More articles in management revue. Socio-economic Studies from Rainer Hampp Verlag
Series data maintained by Rainer Hampp ().