Reasoning about trust, entrepreneurial services, and the virtual team

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dc.contributor.advisor Doyle, Eleanor en
dc.contributor.advisor Fanning, Connell en
dc.contributor.author Heffernan, Richard
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-17T15:00:17Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.date.submitted 2013
dc.identifier.citation Heffernan, R. 2013. Reasoning about trust, entrepreneurial services, and the virtual team. DBA Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 157
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1193
dc.description.abstract This Portfolio of Exploration (PoE) tracks a transformative learning developmental journey that is directed at changing meaning making structures and mental models within an innovation practice. The explicit purpose of the Portfolio is to develop new and different perspectives that enable the handling of new and more complex phenomena through self transformation and increased emotional intelligence development. The Portfolio provides a response to the question: ‘What are the key determinants that enable a Virtual Team (VT) to flourish where flourishing means developing and delivering on the firm’s innovative imperatives?’ Furthermore, the PoE is structured as an investigation into how higher order meaning making promotes ‘entrepreneurial services’ within an intra-firm virtual team, with a secondary aim to identify how reasoning about trust influence KGPs to exchange knowledge. I have developed a framework which specifically focuses on the effectiveness of any firms’ Virtual Team (VT) through transforming the meaning making of the VT participants. I hypothesized it is the way KGPs make meaning (reasoning about trust) which differentiates the firm as a growing firm in the sense of Penrosean resources: ‘inducement to expand and a limit of expansion’ (1959). Reasoning about trust is used as a higher order meaning-making concept in line with Kegan’s (1994) conception of complex meaning making, which is the combining of ideas and data in ways that transform meaning and implicates participants to find new ways of knowledge generation. Simply, it is the VT participants who develop higher order meaning making that hold the capabilities to transform the firm from within, providing a unique competitive advantage that enables the firm to grow. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2012, RICHARD HEFFERNAN en
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dc.subject Virtual team en
dc.subject Adaptive learning en
dc.subject Behavioural change en
dc.subject Personal development en
dc.subject Trust en
dc.subject Entrepreneurial services en
dc.subject.lcsh Emotional intelligence en
dc.subject.lcsh Virtual work teams en
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations en
dc.title Reasoning about trust, entrepreneurial services, and the virtual team en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Practitioner Doctorate en
dc.type.qualificationname DBA (Business Economics) en
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dc.internal.school Economics en
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