Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation

Effective Multicultural Teams: Theory and Practice

Editors: Halverson, Claire B., Tirmizi, S. Aqeel (Eds.)

  • Offers a conceptual framework to understand and effectively manage multicultural teams
  • Contains current research on multicultural teams utilizing the lens of both global and domestic diversity
  • Focuses on unique tri-lens approach in looking at individual differences: culture, social identity, and personality
  • Contains practice-based examples and pedagogical tools such as case studies, assessments, and competencies
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This book offers something that few other textbooks do: an accessible and understandable approach to discern the implications of complicated research.  It will be a useful resource in courses on team building, multicultural and international issues at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I was most impressed with the use of research from so many different cultures. Too often we take a Western, or even a U.S., perspective and assume that our way is the best way without understanding the cultural contexts. This material certainly avoids that trap.

Roger Ritvo, Ph.D., Distinguished Research Professor of Management, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA

Using a fascinating journey of real life stories, a solid theoretical overview, and practical tools, Halverson and Tirmizi take us deep into the setup of different cultures, how they function, sources of potential collisions, and how best to benefit from this wonderful diversity that
today's globalization provides.  In today's growing globalization, this unprecedented comprehensive book is a must have for all individuals, teams, and organizations that seek to capitalize on the rich diversity of culturally diverse teams.

Nader Tadros, Founder and Director, People’s Advocacy, Fairfax, Virginia, USA, Formerly Middle East Director, America's Development Foundation, Cairo, Egypt
 

Effective Multicultural Teams: Theory and Practice is a profound, powerful and fascinating text for graduate students who want to have a better understanding of the basics of multicultural teams. This book is the result of several years of teaching, consulting and researching by the authors on various relevant issues of multicultural teams. The breadth and depth of coverage of this book are extraordinary and its educational importance cannot be over estimated. It offers a comprehensive approach for creating an effective bridge between theory and practice. In today’s globalized market economy, both profit and non-profit sectors are emphasizing performance improvement at all levels of their activities and this cannot be achieved without maximizing the benefits of cultural diversity. On many aspects this publication goes beyond the simple quick fixes of high performing multicultural teams by adding life experiences which are inspirational and practical.

Md. Golam Samdani Fakir, Ph.D, Visiting Professor, School for International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA, Director, BRAC Training Division and, Adjunct Faculty at BRAC University, Bangladesh

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Towards Understanding Multicultural Teams

    Tirmizi, S. Aqeel

    Pages 1-20

  • The Impact of Culture in Multicultural Teams

    Tirmizi, S. Aqeel

    Pages 21-42

  • Social Identity Group and Individual Behavior

    Halverson, Claire B.

    Pages 43-79

  • Team Development

    Halverson, Claire B.

    Pages 81-110

  • Group Process and Meetings

    Halverson, Claire B.

    Pages 111-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Effective Multicultural Teams: Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Claire B. Halverson
  • S. Aqeel Tirmizi
Series Title
Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6957-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6957-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6956-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8697-7
Series ISSN
1871-935X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 292
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