Collective Global Leadership in Self-Managed Multicultural Teams: The Role of Team Goal Orientation

Minna Paunova, Yih-Teen Lee

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    Arguing that it is necessary to look into specific global leadership processes in specific contexts, this article focuses on collective global leadership in self-managed multicultural teams using an input-process-output model. Building on a study of nationally and culturally diverse self-managed teams, our work demonstrates that collective global leadership in these teams is critical for team performance (output). Our study also examines some of the affective or attitudinal antecedents of collective global leadership in self-managed multicultural teams (process) and their members’ goal orientations (input). Our findings suggest that a team learning orientation may greatly help multicultural teams overcome the liability of cultural diversity, create a positive intra-team environment, and enable collective global leadership. Our research also suggests that team performance orientation moderates the above effects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Global Leadership
    EditorsJoyce S. Osland, Ming Li, Mark E. Mendenhall
    Number of pages24
    Place of PublicationBingley
    PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
    Publication date2016
    ISBN (Print)9781786351388
    ISBN (Electronic)9781786351371
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    SeriesAdvances in Global Leadership

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