Coordinating Global Teams LO7264

Duncan Sutherland (
Tue, 7 May 1996 09:21:42 -0400

In "Coordinating Global Companies: The Effects of Electronic
Communication, Organizational Commitment, and a Multi-Cultural Managerial
Workforce" (_Journal of Organizational Behavior_ 1:31-46, 1994), Maddy
Janssens and Jeanne Brett ask four interesting and important questions:

1. Can groups make decisions efficienlty and effectively via electronic

2. How much face-to-face interaction is needed?

3. How should corporations reward managers for their performance on teams
and in groups and committes?

4. How are multi-cultural teams best led?

I would be interested in learning of any empirical studies that the rest
of you in the LO community are aware of that address these questions,
either directly or indirectly. Thanks in advance for your help.


Duncan B. Sutherland, Jr. Department of Management Science School of Business and Public Management The George Washington University 698 Counselors Way Williamsburg, VA 23185

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