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Multinational Work Teams: A New Perspective

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Earley, PC and Gibson, CB, Multinational Work Teams: A New Perspective, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc Publishers, New Jersey, pp. 332. ISBN 9780805834642 (2002) [Authored Research Book]

Abstract

This authored book's purpose is to extend and consolidate the evolving literature on multinational work teams by developing a comprehensive theory that incorporates a dynamic, multilevel view of such teams. The model used by the authors focuses on various features of the team's members, their interactions as a team, and the organizational context in which they operate. The concept of integration and differentiation, as well as the notion of equilibrium are used as a general force guiding the specific processes that link various levels of analysis in the model. Providing a framework for scholars and students in the field of organizational studies, this book presents: *a comprehensive review of the literature related to multinational and multicultural teams; *an overview of the specific model driving our thinking along with an extensive description of the component parts; *the individual and group-level elements of teams and their members; *the linking processes that connect various elements and structures; *the catalysts that give rise to changes in various elements and structures described in the theory section; and *a general integration of the model and an application of this framework for understanding MNT's in diverse cultural contexts.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Business and Management
Research Field:Organisational Behaviour
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and Institutional Development
Objective Field:Work and Institutional Development not elsewhere classified
Author:Earley, PC (Professor Chris Earley)
ID Code:101774
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2015-07-08
Last Modified:2015-07-24
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