Technology Acceptance As a Trigger for Successful Virtual Project Management: A Study of Business Use of Virtual Worlds
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My Diploma Thesis published in 2009 under a Creative Commons’ Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, version 3.0.18. ...
My Diploma Thesis published in 2009 under a Creative Commons’ Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, version 3.0.18.
Abstract: The rise of the Internet and evolving collaborative software has opened completely new dimensions in project management. Nowadays it is possible to set up projects with members in dispersed locations all over the world. This is mainly based on enhancements in technology over the past 20 years, which enabled completely new ways of collaboration and thereby virtual project management (VPM) emerged. One of these new technologies are virtual worlds. VPM is heavily depending on technology and thus technology adoption of virtual team members is important. The goal of this diploma thesis was to investigate the link between technology acceptance and virtual project management, especially regarding virtual world adoption. Furthermore, possible business uses of virtual worlds were investigated.
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