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Study of the advantages associated with virtual teams in mining sector of Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Attock - Punjab, Pakistan
  • 2Lahore - Punjab, Pakistan

Res. J. Management Sci., Volume 9, Issue (2), Pages 1-8, May,6 (2020)

Abstract

Mining organizations cannot produce mineral commodity on cost effective models and therefore unable to compete nationally and globally. These organizations also need to avail the expertise of technical professional from across the globe to be market- competitive. Virtual teams could be an optimum option for these mining organizations. This study aims to highlight the advantages associated with virtual teams in mining sector of Pakistan. For this purpose a questionnaire based survey from mining professionals, researchers and mine owners was conducted. The respondents were asked to respond 20 questions related to the advantages associated with virtual teams on a 5-point Likert scale. Test statistics such as arithmetic mean, median, maximum value, minimum value, skewness and kurtosis were used to analyze the responses. Analysis revealed that top five advantages associated with virtual teams in mining sector of Pakistan are offering dynamic team membership, high degree of cohesion, ability to digitally or electronically unit technical experts from across the globe, cost reduction, and overcoming the geographical and time limitations.

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