Cristina B. Gibson, Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn, and Ramon J. Aldag examine how time has recently become a more central focus in management research and practice. Time to market has become a critical issue in many industries, with ever shortening new product development times.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Minding Your Metaphors: Applying the Concept of Teamwork Metaphors to the Management of Teams in Multicultural Contexts
Cristina B. Gibson and Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn state that managers who struggle with implementing teams across cultures can use metaphor as a tool to unlock teaming expectations and guide teaming practice.
Team Effectiveness in Multinational Organizations: Evaluations Across Contexts
Incorporating team context into research and practice concerning team effectiveness in multinational organizations is an on-going challenge. Cristina B. Gibson, Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn, and Donald P. Schwab argue that a common measure of team effectiveness with demonstrated equivalence across contexts expands current theoretical developments and addresses team implementation needs.
Time Flies Like an Arrow: Tracing Antecedents and Consequences of Temporal Elements of Organizational Culture
Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn, Cristina B. Gibson, and Ramon J. Aldag state that time has recently become a more central focus in management research and practice. Time to market has become a critical issue in many industries, with ever shortening new product development times.
Intercultural Analysis of the Meaning of Teamwork: Evidence from Six Multinational Corporations
This paper by Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn develops a conceptual framework to explain variance in the meaning of teamwork across national and organizational cultures.
Metaphors and Meaning: An Intercultural Analysis of the Concept of Teamwork
This paper by Cristina B. Gibson and Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn develops a conceptual framework to explain variance in the concept of teamwork across national and organizational cultures.
Inter-Team Transfer of Knowledge: An Exploratory Study of the Facilitators and Impediments to Sharing Practices Between Teams
Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn and Cristina B. Gibson investigate facilitators and impediments to inter-team transfer of practices using qualitative analysis of multinational interviews and review of literature.
The Impact of Team Level Strategic Context on Team Process Innovation
In this study, Mary E. Zellmer-Bruhn and Cristina B. Gibson apply the concept of strategic context (Prahalad & Doz, 1987; Schulz & Jobe, 1997) to the team level and examine how team strategic context relates to team process innovativeness.