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Jarvenpaa, CORE, 12/15/02

Group Diversity

Geographical Dispersion: Configuration of locations where a location entails a unique class in a unique university (colocated people were physically present in the same classroom at regular intervals)

Diversity arises from differences that are readily and immediately obvious (Pelled, 1996)

in virtual teams, geographical differences are potentially more salient than other differences such as demographic characteristics ( the type of electronic media affects the salience of temporal dispersion).

Location can influence the amount and nature of interaction – the

           differential availability of communication media

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