Subgroup formation and identification in multinational teams: do birds of a feather flock together?
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CitationArman, G. & Bell, S. (2017) Subgroup formation and identification in multinational teams: Do birds of a feather flock together. In: 17th Conference of European Academy of Management, Glasgow, Scotland, 21 - 24 June 2017. Glasgow, Scotland UK: UNSPECIFIED
Multinational teams (MNTs) consist of members from different national backgrounds who work interdependently to achieve a shared objective (Earley & Gibson, 2002). Much of the previous research on MNTs has focused on whether members’ national background diversity has an impact on MNT effectiveness (Connaughton & Shuffler, 2007; Stahl, Mäkelä, Zander, & Maznevski, 2010a; Stahl, Maznevski, Voigt, & Jonsen, 2010b). The purpose of the present study was to examine the perception of diversity by team members, with regard to their definition of subgroups and identification with the in-groups, out-groups, and the entire team.