Assessment of interaction in multinational projects: A comparison based on geographical location

Ivan E. Esparragoza, Jaime Nunez, Sheila Lascano, Jared R. Ocampo, Roberto Vigano, Jorge Duque

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Abstract

Multinational teams working in engineering solutions are becoming a common practice in many industries around the world because companies are interested in capitalizing on human resources dispersed globally. This practice has increased significantly due to advancements in information and communication technologies (ICT). The effectiveness of those geographically dispersed teams has been a topic of interest for the authors of this paper particularly the interaction among the team members since the literature recognizes that teams achieve better results when the interaction is strong and the social level of interaction is significant; additionally, that the working environment is more conducive to a positive experience when social interaction is built. This paper presents a description of the findings based on the data collected in a study done on the interaction of teams in a multinational collaborative design project carried out by students from six different countries dispersed in the US, Latin America and Europe. The main objective of this study is to use an assessment tool to evaluate the interaction among the students focusing in its nature, preferred communication tools and perceived value, with a special interest in the observed differences based on cultural backgrounds due to geographical location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages347-354
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987078
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2015
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Sep 20 2015Sep 24 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015
CountryItaly
CityFirenze
Period9/20/159/24/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Esparragoza, I. E., Nunez, J., Lascano, S., Ocampo, J. R., Vigano, R., & Duque, J. (2015). Assessment of interaction in multinational projects: A comparison based on geographical location. In Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015 (pp. 347-354). [7318052] (Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICL.2015.7318052