Bradley L. Kirkman, Benson Rosen, Cristina B. Gibson, Paul E. Tesluk, and Simon O. McPherson share that advances in communications and information technology create new opportunities for organizations to build and manage virtual teams.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Twenty Years of Culture’s Consequences: A Review of the Empirical Research on Hofstede’s Cultural Value Dimensions
Since the publication of Hofstede’s book, researchers have utilized his framework in a variety of empirical studies. Bradley L. Kirkman and Cristina B. Gibson conduct a review that includes 127 empirical studies examining Hofstede’s cultural values framework published over the last 20 years.
Over the last 10 to 15 years, the use of work teams has proliferated around the globe. In order to better understand what makes teams effective in a variety of countries, Bradley L. Kirkman, Cristina B. Gibson, and Debra L. Shapiro examined the role that national culture plays in determining employee receptivity to the implementation of self-managing work teams (SMWTs).
Past research has shown that national culture does matter- it affects people’s behavior- but research has left open the question of when culture matters. Martha L. Maznevski, Cristina B. Gibson, and Bradley L. Kirkman examine culture’s effects on four types of individual outcomes, and propose moderators at three levels of analysis.
Our Past, Present, and Future in Teams: The Role of Human Resource Professionals in Managing Team Performance Across Cultures
Cristina B. Gibson and Bradley L. Kirkman discuss how the majority of Fortune 1000 employees have been affected by the widespread proliferation of work teams.