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Individual Differences as Predictors of Leader Emergence


Virtual teams are fast becoming a normal part of organizational operations. In an effort to obtain a clearer understanding of how virtual teams differ from traditional face-to-face teams, researchers have begun to examine the nature of a variety of team related constructs in virtual teams and how virtuality affects them. This study sought to examine whether individual differences in personality and cognitive ability differentially predict leader emergence in virtual and face-to-face teams. Results and implications are discussed