Culture in groups and teams: A review of three decades of research

Wencang Zhou, Xuli Shi

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This article reviews research on culture in groups and teams by analyzing 85 empirical studies published in the 15 leading management journals from 1980 to 2009. At first, we review the culture values used in the 85 articles. We next review how these culture values, as independent variables or dependent variables, were studied in each research topic. Then we review the methodological issues in the 85 articles. The review shows some advances but also many gaps in both theory and methods. Therefore, we highlight critical challenges for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-34
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Journal of Cross Cultural Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Business and International Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


  • culture
  • groups and teams
  • review

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