This Handbook presents a comprehensive and contemporary compendium of the field of cross-cultural management (CCM). In recognition of current trends regarding migration, political ethnocentrisms and increasing nationalism, the chapters in this volume not only cover the traditional domains of CCM such as expatriation, global (virtual) teamwork and leadership, but also examine emerging topics such as bi/multi-culturalism, migration, religion and more, all considered from a global perspective. The result is a Handbook that acknowledges and builds on a variety of research traditions (from mainstream to critical), updates existing knowledge in relation to current challenges, and sets the direction for future research and developments, making this an invaluable resource for researchers in the field, and across related areas of international business, management, and intercultural relations. Part 1: Multiple Research Paradigms for the Study of Culture; Part 2: Research Methods in Cross-Cultural Management; Part 3: Cross-Cultural Management and Intersecting Fields of Study; Part 4: Individuals and Teams in Cross-Cultural Management; Part 5: Global mobility and Cross-Cultural Management; Part 6: Developing Intercultural Competence.

Cross-Cultural Teamwork

Cross-cultural teamwork
Mary Zellmer-Bruhn Mary M. Maloney

Introduction

Research on teams spans 50 years (Mathieu, Hollenbeck, van Knippenberg, & Ilgen, 2017). The early teamwork canon largely ignored culture (Gelfand, Erez, & Aycan, 2007), but now a robust literature exists at the intersection of culture and teams. It is valuable to take stock of what can be concluded, and identify directions for advancement. To this aim, we review research on teams and culture to describe the state of the field, and we describe several advances in the traditional teams literature and in research on culture to identify fruitful directions for future research. Our focus is multicultural work teams (MCTs): ‘in which members come from two or ...

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