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An Examination of The Impact Of Study Abroad On Global Virtual Teams

An Examination of The Impact Of Study Abroad On Global Virtual Teams

Studying abroad has becoming increasingly more common; however, there are many unexamined aspects of study abroad such as in the impact of international student status on global virtual teams (GVTs).  Since there has also been an increase global virtual teams (GVTs) in the workplace and in the classroom, this article aims to investigate the impact of international student status on GVTs. Hypotheses are developed and tested that examine the impact of international student status on GVT member’s performance, creativity, and leadership. Additionally, hypotheses are generated and tested to examine the moderating influence of English language ability on creativity and leadership.  Stepwise regression analysis is conducted and results support the hypotheses proposed.  The article also addresses research and practical implications, as well as limitations and future research.

Lead Author: Kerri A Brannen, kabrannen@widener.edu