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Progress of Virtual Teams in Albania

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  • Gloria Tyxhari

    () (Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Albania)

  • Albana Gorishti

    () (Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Albania)

  • Irena Malolli

    (Dep. of Strategy and Legislation National Information Society Agency (NAIS), Albania)

Abstract

Virtual teams are used more and more by companies and other organizations to receive benefits. They are a great way to enable teamwork in situations where people are not sitting in the same physical place at the same time. As companies seek to increase the use of virtual teams, a need exists to explore the context of these teams, the virtuality of a team and software that may help these teams working virtually. Virtual teams have the same basic principles as traditional teams, but there is one big difference. This difference is the way the team members communicate. Instead of using the whole range and dynamics of inoffice face-to-face exchange, they now rely on special communication channels enabled by modern technologies, such as e-mails, faxes, phone calls and teleconferences, virtual meetings etc. This is why this paper is focused on the issues regarding virtual teams, and how these teams are created and progressing in Albania.

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  • Gloria Tyxhari & Albana Gorishti & Irena Malolli, 2011. "Progress of Virtual Teams in Albania," Economic Alternatives, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 1, pages 93-103, Janyary.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:eajour:y:2011:i:1:p:93-103
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    1. Chris Kimble & Alexis Barlow & Feng Li, 2005. "Effective Virtual Teams through Communities of Practice," Industrial Organization 0504006, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    virtual; team; communication; development;

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