Title: The role of social capital in virtual teams and organisations: corporate value creation

Authors: Ludmila Striukova, Thierry Rayna

Addresses: Department of Management Science and Innovation, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK. ' Internet Centre, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, 180 Queen's Gate, London SW7 2AZ, UK

Abstract: The paper systematises the previous research on trust in virtual teams, by examining how trust and other elements of social capital can be created in virtual teams and where the value created by social capital resides. The study is guided by three main questions: What value can social capital create for virtual teams and organisations? How are social capital elements interlinked? What are the difficulties of developing social capital, and especially trust for virtual teams and how can these difficulties affect the process of corporate value creation?

Keywords: virtual organisations; virtual teams; social capital; trust; corporate value creation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2008.016005

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2008 Vol.5 No.1, pp.103 - 119

Published online: 02 Dec 2007 *

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