Global Virtual Teams Minitrack

Today many business processes, as well as government and scientific projects are executed by geographically dispersed virtual teams. Team members often do not have the same first language, come from different national cultures, work in different time zones and may be employed in different organizations. These differences, among others, present unique opportunities for management and leadership. Because of the multi-disciplinary nature of team research we encourage submissions that may inform global virtual teams through a variety of academic lenses.

This minitrack invites papers that offer direct and indirect insights into the successful operation of global virtual teams. Session topics include but are not limited to:

  • Temporal separation and its effects on collaboration
  • Cultural differences in perception of time
  • Conflict management across cultures
  • Project management styles and differences across cultures
  • Differences in language understanding and its effects on collaboration
  • Power distance and its effects on collaboration
  • Uncertainty (risk) avoidance and its effects on collaboration
  • Anonymity in multicultural teams
  • eLeadership
  • Deception in virtual teams
  • Social loafing in virtual teams
  • Personality and its role in virtual teams
  • Cross-cultural training
  • Global virtual team collaboration and innovation
  • Emotion in virtual teams
  • Relationship building in virtual teams
  • Information sharing in global virtual teams
  • Collaboration and communication tools
  • Differences between academic and non-academic virtual teams
  • Global virtual team case studies

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Michael J. Hine (Primary Contact)
Carleton University

Derrick L. Cogburn
American University

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