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Global teams are groups of individuals who interact around a common objective and who represent a number of geographies across the globe. Such teams often arise because the people with the best expertise, knowledge, or access to resources do not necessarily originate from the same geography. For example, a software development team may need the expertise of a designer from India, a systems expert from France, and a hardware specialist from the United States. There is a need for the members to work together, even though they are not from the same place. As a result, many global teams are also geographically dispersed, meaning that their members reside in and work from very different locations. They often communicate electronically rather than by meeting face-to-face in ...

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