Collaboration Among Multicultural Virtual Teams

Collaboration Among Multicultural Virtual Teams

Kursat Cagiltay (Middle East Technical University, Turkey), Barbara A. Bichelmeyer (Indiana University, USA), Michael A. Evans (Indiana University, USA), Trena M. Paulus (University of Tennessee, USA) and Jae Soon An (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, South Korea)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch037
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Abstract

Due to the increasingly widespread use of various information and communication technologies (ICT), individuals from different countries and cultures are able to learn and work collaboratively in virtual environments (Mowshowitz, 1997). Electronic communication tools, such as chat, e-mail, and the World Wide Web, now make it possible for students and employees to communicate and problem solve with colleagues irrespective of geographical location (Scott, 2000).

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