Often one of the main problems faced in global teams is that one or more of the team members will need to use a foreign language. This can cause communication difficulties and hinder the performance of global teams. We discuss in this paper how research in linguistics can help further research on these difficulties in global teams, giving examples of different types of challenges and their implications. Linguistic analysis can enrich our theories about global team management and improve management practice of global teams.
- global teams
- cross-cultural management
Chen, S., Geluykens, R., & Choi, C. J. (2006). The Importance of language in global teams: a linguistic perspective. Management international review, 46(6), 679-696. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11575-006-0122-6