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Advances in Psychological Science    2013, Vol. 21 Issue (8) : 1512-1520     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.01512
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Transactive Memory System Theory in Virtual Teams: Status and Future
WANG Lingjian;LIAO Shumei;CHEN Minhua;YANG Danzhou;DAI Gengxin
(1 School of Information Technology, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang 330000, China) (2 Sichuan Medcalo Pharmaceutical Company, Chengdu 611731, China) (3 Department of Management Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China)
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Abstract  Transactive memory system (TMS), a cooperative labor division developed in communication processes among team members, can be simply defined as a shared cognition about "who knows what". A TMS coordinates knowledge and expertise among team members, consequently enhances knowledge integration and sharing. Firstly, this paper reviews the definitions about TMS and virtual teams. Secondly, TMS formation and effectiveness, and the relation with team virtuality are highlighted. Lastly, it is suggested that more future work should be put on team inputs, team outcomes and moderators of team performance, by taking IT adaptation, research methods and context into consideration.
Keywords transactive memory system      virtual team      virtuality      knowledge management      team inputs      team outputs     
Corresponding Authors: WANG Lingjian   
Issue Date: 15 August 2013
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WANG Lingjian,LIAO Shumei,CHEN Minhua, et al. Transactive Memory System Theory in Virtual Teams: Status and Future[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(8): 1512-1520.
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