Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2008


Dundar F. Kocaoglu

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 520/620


Today’s world thrives on globalization and no corporations can escape from it. The business environment is expanding into various geographical locations and into various functional backgrounds. It is becoming more and more difficult to manage these vast geographical diverse teams effectively. Individuals from different backgrounds, work ethics, cultures, languages, parts have to promote themselves into the new markets. They come from diverse functional areas and they find themselves interacting with someone from the other part of the globe. This report is focused on exploring the key elements that play role in global teams. Specifically we intend to discuss about the various technologies used for communications, trust and conflicts in the global virtual team. The intention of this paper is to point out the challenges faced by virtual teams and organizations in managing the technology and conflicts.


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