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    Leading Global Teams

    Zander, Lena and Mockaitis, Audra and Butler, Christina L. (2012) Leading Global Teams. Journal of World Business, 47. pp. 592-603. ISSN 1090-9516

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    Global teams that are characterized by national, cultural and linguistic heterogeneity and operate in a globally dispersed virtual environment are becoming an established form of organizing work in multinational organizations. As global team leadership research is rather limited, we review the literature on leading multicultural and virtual teams in a global context, focusing on leadership competencies, styles, strategies and modes. We also examine the emergent concepts of biculturalism, global mindset and cultural intelligence with respect to team leaders. Our aim is to add to our knowledge of leading global teams, highlight recent trends and suggest directions for future research. Three themes for global team leadership emerged: leaders as boundary spanners, bridge makers and blenders; people-oriented leadership; and leveraging diversity. We discuss implications for research and practice.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Global teams; Virtual teams; Multicultural teams; Team leadership; People-oriented leadership; Boundary spanner Bridge maker; Biculturalism Leverage diversity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 10463
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    Depositing User: Audra Mockaitis
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 10:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of World Business
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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