The nature of global work is changing. While the past was dominated by the relocation of expatriates across borders, multinational enterprises (MNEs) increasingly embrace global virtual work, often via global virtual teams (GVT). Based on a comprehensive and up-to-date literature review, this chapter provides implications for theory and practice. We classify GVT by dispersion (temporality, diversity, location) and technological context (type and value of technology). To succeed in GVT, team members need to possess cultural intelligence and virtual intelligence. Considering the demanding work context of GVT, MNEs should pay attention to the well-being and work–life balance of their GVT employees.
|Title of host publication||Contributions to Management Science|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|Name||Contributions to Management Science|
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business and International Management
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Management of Technology and Innovation