Managing Virtual Teams
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Managing Virtual Teams

Silvester Ivanaj and Claire Bozon

The book Managing Virtual Teams, explores the critical elements that must be considered in managing virtual teams in organizations – from structural, managerial, and process points-of-view. Based in solid research, the book provides a deep look at the nature of virtual teams and the factors that enable their success. It lays out in clear detail the key characteristics of virtual teams and traces their emergence within organizations and the research literature. It makes a valuable contribution with clear guidelines for managerial practice - both to researchers interested in learning about virtual teams and to managers and organizations dealing with the challenges of managing virtual teams.
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Chapter 12: Case studies

Silvester Ivanaj and Claire Bozon

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The story behind ecofashionworld.com starts with four people spread across three continents. Diverse individual backgrounds, but with the same collective goals. We all believe in embracing personal style. And we are all empowered by the possibilities of change. Today being aware of what you wear takes on a very different meaning than it once did! It begins with understanding the global repercussions that come with careless consumerism. It continues with realizing that we are all linked, from New York to New Delhi, Paris to Pakistan, Brazil to Bangladesh, and Vancouver to Vietnam, by the very strings of our garments. It evolves with recognizing that when we support eco and socially responsible fashion, we help reduce poverty and environmental damage, and support workers’ rights. Our actions have an impact. Our decisions energize transformation.

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