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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Framing the Effects of Multinational Cultural Diversity on Virtual Team Processes

Volume 47, Issue 4, 1 August 2016, Pages 351-383

Framing the Effects of Multinational Cultural Diversity on Virtual Team Processes  (Review)

Texas A&M University, College Station, United States


Globalization of the
economy and the technological revolution has led to increased reliance
on teams with geographically distributed membership, which has increased
multiculturalism in the workplace. This study identifies factors that
affect the processes and performance of nationally and culturally
diverse teams working in a virtual environment. A systematic review of
the literature was conducted to identify previous empirical studies in
global virtual team research published from 1998 to 2014, focusing on
the effects of deep diversity in the form of national culture on
multinational virtual teams (MNVTs). Sixty of the 268 articles met our
criteria for inclusion in this study. We concentrated on the critical
factors regarding processes and outcomes in MNVTs. The resulting
framework included four socioemotional and four task-related challenges
for team leaders to focus on. We found that dynamic interdependency
among socioemotional and task process factors affects MNVT performance. ©
2016, © The Author(s) 2016.

Author keywords

cultural diversity; global virtual team; multinational virtual team framework; team processes

Indexed keywords

EMTREE medical terms: cultural anthropology; empiricism; human; leadership; systematic review

ISSN: 10464964
Source Type: Journal
Original language: English

DOI: 10.1177/1046496416653480
Document Type: Review
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc.

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