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The Effect of Service Usefulness of Mobile Communication Services on Team Project Performance in the Convergence Era

융복합 시대 모바일 커뮤니케이션 서비스 유용성이 팀 과제 성과에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2016.08.26
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28

Abstract

Recently, collaborations through MCS use in team projects are frequently conducted. This study developed a research model to examine the impact of collaboration through MCS on project performance. Team commitment and team trust regarded as the key drivers of enhancing project performance. Moreover, we also investigated the effect of usefulness of MCS on project performance. We posit ubiquity, polychronic use, and ease of use as the key antecedents of usefulness of MCS. The proposed theoretical framework was tested by using survey data collected from 116 university students who have rich experience with collaboration through MCS. PLS was employed for the analysis of the data. The analysis results showed that team trust significantly influences team commitment and project performance, respectively. However, usefulness of MCS is not significantly related to team commitment, while it play a prominent role in enhancing project performance. The results reveals that ease of use has a significant effect on usefulness of MCS, whereas ubiquity and polychronic use are not significantly related to it. From theoretical and practical perspective, this paper can provide in-depth knowledge of the effects of collaboration via MCS on project performance.

Keywords

Service Usefulness;Collaboration;Ubiquity;Polychronic Use;Team Trust;Team Commitment

Acknowledgement

Grant : BK21플러스

Supported by : 영남대학교

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