Virtual teams and development: A language games perspective

Sajda Qureshi, Anne Laure Fayard

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Abstract

Communication and language are important in international negotiations and even more so when these negotiations are conducted in virtual settings. This paper investigates discourse in virtual teams comprised of international civil servants who interact online to negotiate terms on an agreement concerning terrorism. As these discussions took place shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, they represent negotiations between officials representing countries with roles to play in addressing this global problem. Following an exploratory analysis of these online interactions, this paper provides insight into the language games that relate to the roles played in negotiating actions against terrorism. The contribution of this paper lies in the identification of the language games that take place in virtual teams and how these enable aspects of development to be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 16 2008
Event41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2008Jan 10 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/7/081/10/08

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Qureshi, S., & Fayard, A. L. (2008). Virtual teams and development: A language games perspective. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2008, HICSS [4439029] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2008.496