Developing effective teams in global multidiscipline engineering and manufacturing organisations

Siakas, Kerstin V., Georgiadou, Elli, Siakis, Dimitrios and Rahanu, Harjinder (2018) Developing effective teams in global multidiscipline engineering and manufacturing organisations. In: 25th European Conference, EuroSPI 2018: Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement, 05-07 Sept 2018, Bilbao, Spain.

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In today’s competitive business environment most activities in global relationships (subsidiaries, outsourcing, joint ventures) are carried out by multi-cultural and multidisciplinary teams which may be collocated or distributed. The members of these teams comprise a variety of experts of diverse cultural, organizational, and professional backgrounds. Within the project lifetime they are connected together with time and money constraints for a specific period of time to accomplish certain distinct objectives. The aims of this paper are to report on findings from an extensive literature review regarding multi-cultural and multidiscipline team work and to provide a basis for discussion and analysis of challenges such teams experience. A case study is carried out in a global multidiscipline engineering organization to identify empirical evidence of potential challenges in projects carried out by multicultural and multidisciplinary collaborative teamwork.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper published as: Siakas K., Georgiadou E., Siakas D., Rahanu H. (2018) Developing Effective Teams in Global Multidiscipline Engineering and Manufacturing Organizations. In: Larrucea X., Santamaria I., O'Connor R., Messnarz R. (eds) Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement. EuroSPI 2018. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 896. Springer, Cham
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 24974
Notes on copyright: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an paper published in Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement: 25th European Conference, EuroSPI 2018, Bilbao, Spain, September 5-7, 2018, Proceedings. The final authenticated version is available online at:
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Depositing User: Harjinder Rahanu
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 12:45
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 17:15

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