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    The Power of Individual Cultural Values in Global Virtual Teams.


    Mockaitis, Audra and Rose, Elizabeth L. and Zettinig, Peter (2012) The Power of Individual Cultural Values in Global Virtual Teams. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 12 (2). pp. 193-210. ISSN 1470-5958

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates the perceptions of members of 43 culturally diverse global virtual teams, with respect to team processes and outcomes. Despite widespread acknowledgement of the challenges presented by cultural differences in the context of global teams, little is known about the effect of these differences on team dynamics in the absence of face-to-face interaction. Using a student-based sample, we study the relationship between global virtual team members’ individua- listic and collectivistic orientations and their evaluations of trust, interdependence, communication and information sharing, and conflict during the team task. Our results suggest that a collectivist orientation is associated with more favorable impressions regarding global virtual team processes and that cultural differences are not concealed by virtual means of communication.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Cultural values; global teams; individualism/collectivism; virtual teams;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10460
    Identification Number: 0.1177/1470595812439868
    Depositing User: Audra Mockaitis
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 16:54
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Cross Cultural Management
    Publisher: Sage
    Refereed: Yes
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