Medina Brito, M. P. García Cabrera, A. M. García Falcón, J. M.
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[Journal:] Investigaciones europeas de dirección de la empresa (IEDEE) [ISSN:] 1135-2523 [Volume:] 13 [Year:] 2007 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 131-148
Multinational companies create multicultural teams to promote efficient coordination and overall learning. However, the multicultural character provides teams with different national values that make it difficult to find common interpretative schemes, and increase conflicts and problems in the decision taking process. Considering these arguments, this research examines the role played by corporate culture in facilitating conflict management in multicultural teams for two basic reasons: (i) the wide knowledge of its power as social glue to overcome the influence of different nationalities interacting in multinational organizations; and (ii) the lack of empirical research exploring that relationship in depth.
corporate culture conflict management teams heterogeneity multicultural teams