Management International Review

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 697–720 | Cite as

Building bridges, windows and cultures: Mediating mechanisms between team heterogeneity and performance in global teams

  • Mary M. Maloney
  • Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn
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Abstract

Abstract and Key Results
  • While research on teams shows evidence that heterogeneous composition and global dispersion creates difficulties, it has yet to holistically address how to over-come those difficulties without losing the intended benefits.

  • We describe four mechanisms to mediate the difficulties created by heterogeneous composition and global dispersion on global teams.

Key Words

Team Heterogeneity Performance Global Teams Global Dispersion 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary M. Maloney
    • 1
  • Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of St. ThomasMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Strategic Management & Organization, Carlson School of ManagementUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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