Comparison of Military and Business Culture and their Impact in Cross-Cultural Teams
Uztariz de Cardenas, Ana Susana
Sekerka, Leslie E.
MetadataShow full item record
The challenges involved in developing new products for the marketplace or for military use in today’s dynamic and technologically advanced environment are more complex than ever before. To meet the demands of these challenges, military and business organizations need to cooperate and manage multiple tasks jointly to provide successful and improved products for end users and customers. The competitive advantage gained by superior products determines the survival of a military force on the battlefield or, conversely, a business in the free-trade market. As such, military and business organizations must actively collaborate as they pursue common goals, especially when cross-functional teams come together sharing joint operations or tasks. Each particular organization is expected to be distinguished by its unique culture, which may serve to support or hinder the process of accomplishing the organizations’ and members’ shared goals. Observing that their purposes are often based upon very different starting assumptions, it is surmised that different operating cultures exist for organizational members representing these entities. Consequently, as members come together in cross-functional teams from different organizations representing the military and business culture, there may be a potential for situational conflict. This study creates propositions based upon the existing research literature, that identify the potential areas where conflicts may ensue from cultural differences, when cross-functional teams comprised by military and business members come together, to achieve a shared task.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Zolin, Roxanne; Dillard, John (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-05-01); NPS-AM-05-034Military acquisition relies upon industry for new product development, but market organizational control is not recommended for knowledge-intensive work. Unfortunately, increasing hierarchy-control mechanisms, such as ...
Gingeras, Ryan (2016-08-09);There is no shortage of conspiracy theories surrounding the Turkish coup on July 15. According to many Turkish observers, including Ibrahim Karagul, an editor at Yeni Safak, a prominent newspaper that favors the governing ...
The potential effects of the Defense Business Board military compensation task groups 2011 recommendations on active-duty service member retirement Schneider, Jason C.; Ebuen, Neil L. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-12);In July 2011, the Defense Business Board (DBB) made recommendations to the Secretary of Defense for modernizing the military retirement system. If implemented, the plan would significantly modify military retirement as it ...