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International teams in multinational corporations: motives, process and performance: three case studies
2001 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim with this thesis is to describe why and how multinational corporations (MNCs)form and develop international teams. More specifically we have addressed the following issues: why MNCs form international teams and how the team building process and the factors influencing a team’s performance can be described. Our study includes three qualitative case studies. According to our findings, the strategic objectives behind the formation of international teams are to reach global efficiency, local responsiveness or to achieve a balance between the two. Concerning the team building process, we concluded that it should include three phases: kick- off, execution and conclusion. Regarding factors influencing a team’s performance: we found that the factors vary depending on the nature of the team. Finally, we concluded that the development of international teams does not always include the issue of how to manage diversity: it depends on which kind of team it is.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, international teams, teams, diversity, managagement, process, motives, multinational corporations
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-42404ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--01/006--SELocal ID: 06ad90c1-813e-44b2-b545-35dc05b073dfOAI: diva2:1015625
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
International Business and Economic, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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