Towards Understanding Multicultural Teams

  • S. Aqeel Tirmizi
Part of the Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation book series (AGDN, volume 3)

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce what is known about multicultural teams and the factors that play a role in understanding and making these teams effective, using research and practice-based knowledge. The chapter begins with a broad overview of the emergence and importance of multicultural teams, the different forms these teams may take, and the role of diversity in multicultural team dynamics and effectiveness. Additionally, the chapter systematically identifies numerous factors embedded in the individual, team, organizational, and societal levels that impact multicultural team effectiveness.


Team Member Social Identity Emotional Intelligence Team Performance National Culture 
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  • S. Aqeel Tirmizi
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  1. 1.School for International TrainingBrattleboroUSA

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