The Future of Global Work: Challenges and Recommendations for Global Virtual Teamwork

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The nature of global work is changing. While the past was dominated by the relocation of expatriates across borders, multinational enterprises (MNEs) increasingly embrace global virtual work, often via global virtual teams (GVT). Based on a comprehensive and up-to-date literature review, this chapter provides implications for theory and practice. We classify GVT by dispersion (temporality, diversity, location) and technological context (type and value of technology). To succeed in GVT, team members need to possess cultural intelligence and virtual intelligence. Considering the demanding work context of GVT, MNEs should pay attention to the well-being and work–life balance of their GVT employees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContributions to Management Science
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameContributions to Management Science
ISSN (Print)1431-1941
ISSN (Electronic)2197-716X

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Marketing
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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