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Leadership in Globally Distributed Virtual Teams: Redefining the Qualities of an Effective Leader and Strategies for Effective Management

Leadership in Globally Distributed Virtual Teams: Redefining the Qualities of an Effective Leader and Strategies for Effective Management
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Author(s): Madelyn Flammia (University of Central Florida, USA) and Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA)
Copyright: 2014
Pages: 18
Source title: Collaborative Communication Processes and Decision Making in Organizations
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ephraim Nikoi (University of Wisconsin-Superior, USA) and Kwasi Boateng (University of Arkansas-Little Rock, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4478-6.ch008

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Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce readers to various factors that can affect the management of international virtual teams. In examining this topic, the authors provide an overview of what each factor is, note how each factor can create problems in international virtual teams, and explain how effective management—or informed approaches to managing such teams—can help mitigate such challenges. The authors also provide readers/managers with foundational strategies that can facilitate the sharing of information and the creation of trust in international virtual teams.

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