Differences in defining the virtual and traditional teams
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Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute of Management and Organisation Sciences, The University of Debrecen, Hungary
Submission date: 2022-05-17
Acceptance date: 2022-06-06
Online publication date: 2022-06-30
Publication date: 2022-06-30
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Yana Seliverstova   

Faculty of Economics and Business, Institute of Management and Organisation Sciences, The University of Debrecen, Böszörményi, 4032, Debrecen, Hungary
Economic and Regional Studies 2022;15(2):250-265
Subject and purpose of work: This paper aims to review the current literature on virtual teams to accumulate what we, as a scientific community, know about virtual teams and their management Materials and methods: In this research, we used a systematic literature review based on the Scopus database Results: The article provides a holistic definition of virtual teams and their classification based on various criteria. In the research, we also discuss the types of virtual teams, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of such teams. The key characteristics of virtual team management are analysed in relation to traditional team management Conclusions: In 2022, virtual teams are promising and dynamically developing, as digital technologies and current globalisation and the COVID19 pandemic allow and even force remote work. This form of employment is beneficial and convenient, but at the same time, associated with certain risks and difficulties that can be avoided with the correct organisation of the process
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