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Interview with Gary David on Multicultural Teams

March 2007 - By Dr. Nagendra V Chowdary

"Building and sustaining trust among the team members is probably the most difficult problem and remains a major challenge"
Gary David
Effective executive interview with Gary David on Multicultural Teams

Gary David is Associate Professor of Sociology at Bentley College. His research focuses on the role that interpersonal interactions play in the formation of intergroup relations. He has conducted research primarily in workplace settings where intercultural/intergroup interactions take place on a regular basis. He is examining the nature of collaborative activity in multicultural worksites, how co-workers build a collaborative relationship through engaging in workplace practices, and the impact of information and communication technologies on intercultural communication in the global organization.

Dr. David also specialized in Arab-American studies, and ethnic identity research. He has published articles inMulticultural Perspectives, International Journal of Enterprise Information System, Human Studies, as well as internationally in Biograf (Czech), Hermes (French), and Do Humano (Brazilian).

He can also be reached at

Useful for Understanding of:

  • Definition of Multicultural Teams
  • Global Virtual Teams (GVTs)
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Managing Multicultural Teams.
Originally Published in Effective Executive, IUP
Effective Executive Reference No. 03M-2007-03-10-06
IBSCDC Reference No. INT0034
Year and Month of Publication March 2007
Keywords Michael Hammer, Change Management, Deep Change, Operational Innovation vs Operational Improvement, Operational Innovation vs Product Innovation, Overcoming organisational Inertia, Implementing Operational Innovation

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