CHAPTER 11

Cross-Cultural Teamwork

Veronica Velo and Andrew Barron

The aim of this chapter is to apply the previously discussed frameworks for cultural analysis to predict and be able to deal with the most common problems relating to working in or with international teams.

Departing from a model describing different types of teams, we will develop on what would be the right attitude when these teams are composed of people from different cultural backgrounds, thinking, feeling, and acting according to their own mental programmings.

Contextualizing Background Information

Driven by the rise of the multinational enterprise and new technologies, cross-cultural teams are a common feature of international business. A cross-cultural team is a small ...

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