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dc.contributor.authorAten, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorNardon, Luciara
dc.contributor.authorStanko, Taryn
dc.date2016
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-11T19:48:06Z
dc.date.available2016-05-11T19:48:06Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48663
dc.description.abstractThe effective use of global virtual teams (GVTs) has become critical to the success of multinational enterprises (MNEs). We explored the practices utilized by a GVT collaborating in a virtual world. We found that GVT team culture and technology possibilities and limitations contributed to situated challenges. The team employed three communication practices to address these challenges: articulating presence, articulating experience, and articulating action. These practices allowed the team to develop mutual representations of action in context to allow their collaboration. Drawing on interactive perspectives on culture, we elaborate on the role of cultural and technological factors in creating situational challenges for GVTs and the role of communication practices in overcoming these challenges. This study contributes to the GVT literature in particular and IB literature in general, by highlighting the utility of dynamic perspectives on intercultural interactions for research on how individuals and groups accomplish tasks across cultural boundaries through technology.en_US
dc.format.extent36 p.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleWorking Out Loud: Culture, Technology, and Communication Practices of a Global Team in a Virtual Worlden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.authorglobal virtual teamen_US
dc.subject.authordistributed collaborationen_US
dc.subject.authorvirtual worlden_US
dc.subject.authorcommunication practiceen_US


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