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).
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Gretchen M. Spreitzer, Debra L. Shapiro, and Mary Ann Von Glinow state that despite their assignment to work together, members of transnational teams (TNTs)— teams whose members are geographically spread across at least two countries— are in many ways apart.