Virtual reality has been gaining increasing attention as an emergent and highly significant form of work organization. Discussions on the significance of virtual organizations and how information technology can help organizations to transform themselves away from their traditional physical boundaries have improved our understanding of what virtual organizations are, or what they are not. In this paper, however, we seek to challenge the efficacy of existing views of virtuality by exploring both its potential to be 'real' as well as its potential to be 'organized'. The impact of these potentials on the nature of organization is then discussed with mobile telephony as an exemplar. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
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|Published - Jun 2001