Joining virtual organizations: A study of newcomers to established collaborations
This project examined the onboarding and socialization processes newcomers face when joining existing virtual research organizations. Newcomers must learn new techniques, navigate a new social network and work within unfamiliar organizational structures. The research used a comparative case study approach to study how onboarding happens in collaboratories without interrupting the regular work of the scientists involved.
Start date: 9/15/2008
End date: 8/31/2011
Collaborative Research: VOSS: Joining a Virtual Organization: A Multi-Method Study of Newcomers to Established Collaborations, National Science Foundation: $193,917
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