1st Edition

Virtual Teams Across National Borders

Edited By Marin A. Marinov Copyright 2024
    184 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Virtual teams can be traced back to the 1990s with the debauched development of communication technologies as well as the fast extension of the internet. Virtual teams possess unique features allowing them to combine cultural multiplicity, specific tasks, physical remoteness of team members, continuous distant communication, critical interdependence of tasks, leadership, cohesion, empowerment, confidence, virtuality, special trust creation and trust building. For a successful functioning of present-day organisations, they need to employ geographically dispersed labour force. Creating virtual teams functioning across national borders, organisations secure the most competent talent available world-wide. Employing the best available know-how, virtual teams apply the knowledge of experts from various cultures having diverse capabilities as well as varied perceptions on dealing with multiple organisational challenges from strategic perspectives. Compositions of virtual teams operating across national borders alter depending on types of industry, organisation, and organisational unit. International virtual teams functioning across national borders perform from practically everywhere all over the world if there is a secure and constant internet connection.

    This book is dedicated to offering a comprehensive outlook and analysis of the theoretical and practical aspects related to the creation of virtual teams across national borders as well as the specifics of their implementation. The research, published as chapters in the book, allow the detection of the key aspects and trends concerning the creation and performance of virtual teams across national borders. The book presents topics, not being investigated in-depth so far or not researched at all. The purpose of the book is to fill in certain gaps in the existing research and subsequent publications, referring to a broad variety of issues concerning theoretical and empirical fundamentals of the creation of virtual teams and their functioning across national borders, the role of virtual intelligence in relation to distance interpretation in international virtual teams, geography of virtual teams in relation to digital nomads, communication in virtual teams, creation of communal identity via implementation of virtual teams, tax implications for virtual work among numerous other issues.

    1. Virtual Teams across National Borders: An Overview

    Marin A. Marinov and Tamar Almor

    2. Development and Prospects for Research on Global Virtual Teams

    Oleg Komlik

    3. Virtual Intelligence Dealing with Distance: Conceptual Review and Synthesis

    Dmitrij Slepniov

    4. Global Virtual Teams as Experiential Learning Tools: The X-Culture Project

    Ernesto Tavoletti

    5. Beyond Borders: Exploring Digital Nomadism

    Eunkyung Park and Roman Jurowetzki

    6. Virtual Teams and Internationalisation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

    Per Servais

    7. From Frontal to Hybrid Courses in Higher Education

    Avi Shnider and Irit Chudner

    8. Trust Building and Informal Communication in International Virtual Teams

    Irit Chudner and Tamar Almor

    9. Creation of a Rural Collective Identity Using International Virtual Community

    Guy Abutbul Selinger, Avi Shnider, and Yariv Taran

    10. Tax Implications for Personal Services Performed Remotely

    Tamir Shanan


    Marin A. Marinov is Professor of International Business at Aalborg University Business School, Aalborg University, Denmark.