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Creating hybrid team cultures: An empirical test of international team functioning


Earley, PC and Mosakowski, E, Creating hybrid team cultures: An empirical test of international team functioning, Academy of Management Journal, 43, (1) pp. 26-49. ISSN 0001-4273 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2307/1556384


Focusing on hybrid team culture within transnational teams as a facilitator of group interaction, we hypothesized a curvilinear relationship between team heterogeneity on nationality and effective performance. Through a qualitative field study, we developed a mediation model of the effects of transnational team dynamics. Two confirmatory laboratory studies followed. The hypothesized curvilinear relationship was confirmed, with homogeneous and highly heterogeneous teams outperforming moderately heterogeneous ones in the long run. Drawing from conceptual work on status hierarchies, group "faultlines," and group membership, we discuss implications for team structures in transnational settings.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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
UTAS Author:Earley, PC (Professor Chris Earley)
ID Code:101817
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:529
Deposited By:Faculty of Business
Deposited On:2015-07-10
Last Modified:2015-07-24

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