Research seminar: Dynamics of coping in high-tech global bicultural teams

Date Tuesday 4 December 2018
Time 1pm - 3pm
Where MSB.4.02, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton
Presenter Professor Nurit Zeidman (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Admission Cost Free

Waikato Management School is pleased to invite you to a research presentation on 'The dynamics of coping in high-tech global bicultural teams' on Tuesday, 4 December, starting at 1pm.

The guest speaker is Professor Nurit Zeidman, Head of Strategy and International Management at Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

This study presents a cross-cultural comparison of stress evaluation and consequent coping mechanisms employed by members of high-tech virtual teams - 111 Israelis and 76 Indians.

The study demonstrates that in conditions created by a stressful external environment, low levels of divergence in team members’ stress evaluation and coping strategies can lead to a negative dynamic of stress escalation among team members.

Based on the study data, and on intercultural communication research and ego depletion theory, the study suggests an analysis of the creation, development and ending of coping dynamics that result from team members’ cultural differences, under conditions of a stressful work environment.