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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.
Chapter 52: Coordination in Global Teams
Coordination in Global Teams
Multinational organizations increasingly accomplish their work through teams that span both local and global boundaries—functions, identity, organizational borders, geographic distance, temporal distance, and culture. Global team performance largely depends on their effectiveness in selecting an appropriate mix of coordination processes—mechanistic, organic, or cognitive—that bridge the particular boundaries present in their teams.
Global teams—defined as interdependent groups whose members are located in more than one country and who interact primarily through electronic communication media—have become increasingly important to multinational firms as a means of organizing work across boundaries of task types, geography, time, and culture. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than one half of medium to large companies report using some form of virtual teams, often globally, with ...