The Life Cycle of Academic International Research Teams: Just When You Thought "Virtual" Teams Were All the Rage ... Here Come the AIRTS!

Mary B. Teagarden, Ellen A. Drost, Mary Ann Von Glinow

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Abstract

The literature on academic international research teams (AIRTs) has drawn conclusions and made recommendations based on cross-sectional "snapshots" of the research team process - observations made prior to the conclusion of the research project. Several large-scale AIRTs have now evolved through a life cycle including result-related publications. We evaluate and extend the literature using a project life cycle perspective, in which each stage exhibits different challenges and opportunities that influence the quality, reliability and validity of the final research output and the overall viability of the knowledge-creation project. We conclude with recommendations for the effective management of AIRTs and, indeed, perhaps all multinational, globally distributed teams engaged in both basic and applied knowledge creation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationManaging Multinational Teams
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives
EditorsDebra Shapiro, Mary Ann Glinow, Joseph Cheng
Pages303-336
Number of pages34
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAdvances in International Management
Volume18
ISSN (Print)1571-5027

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management

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