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    Challenges to effective collaboration in cross-cultural virtual teams

    Adaba, Godfried and Wilson, David and Sims, Julian (2015) Challenges to effective collaboration in cross-cultural virtual teams. In: Baptista Nunes, M. and Isaias, P. and Powell, P. (eds.) 8th IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2015. International Association for Development of the Information Society. ISBN 9789898533333. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Multinational organisations are increasingly adopting geographically distributed cross-cultural virtual teams to accomplish projects. As organisations seek to exploit the benefits of such teams, they may confront a number of challenges. This research explored challenges to effective partnership in cross-cultural virtual teams through an in-depth case study of the Ghana subsidiary of a multinational organisation in the telecommunications industry. It is an interpretive study based on qualitative data from semi-structured interviews. The study finds that temporal, linguistic, and cultural issues present significant challenges to effective teamwork. The paper discusses implications of the findings for the effective management of cross-cultural virtual teams.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Virtual teams; culture; culture; interpretive research; case study; Ghana.
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Research Centre: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: David Wilson
    Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 13:12
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 13:42
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15363

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