Scholarly article about virtual teams


Writing Assignment – Find a scholarly article about virtual teams and prepare an article summary of 500-750 words.

The top of the paper should include your name, date, and name of the class. Generally, an article review is headed by a citation of the source being reviewed. For instance, the top of the paper may look like this:

Name of Student

Date, Name of Class, etc.

Review of Joe Smith’s "Missouri Butterflies"

Smith, J. (2001). "Missouri Butterflies." Scientific Missourian, 36(2), 25-28.

Text of paper starts here and generally uses present tense to describe the article. (e.g., "This article contains the long-awaited results of Smith’s field study of butterflies in


The first paragraph usually contains a summary of the highlights of the article. Subsequent paragraphs may explain the significance of the article: Does it fill a void in the existing literature? Does it contain breakthrough information? Will it cause others in the field to revise their ideas about the subject? Conversely, is it just a rehash of previously known information?

Concluding paragraphs may contain your own evaluation of the article: Is it well written? Clear? Complete or missing important information? Is more research on the topic needed? You should also include how this article will help you in your studies or future career, or how this article relates to the content of the course.

You will be graded on the following:
•Relevance of the article
•Writing Style
•Content – Summary of the article and evaluation of the article


In this article, the authors investigate the existing relationship between different elements of team empowerment. The authors looked at the existing relationship between empowering the team and the performance of the virtual team within the moderating role played by face-to-face interactions.   The study used 35 virtual teams engaged in sales and services in a high-technology organization.  In the study, it was documented that team empowerment was positively related to an independent assessment of the performance of a virtual team and the rate of customer satisfaction.  The study further found out that the frequency of face-to-face meetings tended to moderate the relationship between team empowerment and the improvement of the process. Overall, team empowerment was found to be a strong predictor for improvement of virtual team performance, especially for those teams that met face-to-face less than those that met frequently.