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Abstract

Virtual organizations have inherent strengths and weaknesses relative to traditional organizational forms. Their success depends heavily on the leaders of the organization leveraging these strengths, and not letting the weaknesses threaten the organization's survival. We explore the character of virtual organizations and propose a value proposition as to why individuals seek employment in such organizations. We then examine several business strategies and management practices that have helped virtual organizations to succeed. Six leadership skills are discussed that the leaders of virtual organizations indicate are critical to their business success.

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

253

Last Page

260

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