This paper looks at virtual teams issues through the lens of the Organizational Behavior (OB) literature. We underline how the actual challenges faced by virtual teams were articulated centuries ago: the management of geographical, temporal and social distance. Nevertheless, it seems that Open Source Software communities succeed in building strong interpersonal relationships in distributed environments, a necessary condition to cultivate a shared identity and a shared context.
MALAURENT, J. and AVISON, D. (2009). Problèmes rencontrés par les équipes virtuelles : nouvelles perspectives des communautés de logiciels libres. In: Colloque AIM 2009.