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Photo of Dr. Vasyl TarasDr. Vasyl Taras (Management) received an award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for the project “Free-Riding in Global Virtual Teams: An Experimental Study of Antecedents and Strategies to Minimize the Problem.” According to the abstract, free-riding is a major problem in workgroups, particularly in global virtual teams (GVTs). This study will explore mechanisms by which free-riding affects group dynamics and performance in GVTs, and experimentally test several commonly available strategies to alleviate the problem. The study will be conducted using a unique platform of the X-Culture project, an international business competition that attracts over 3,000 MBA and undergraduate students and working professionals from over 40 countries semi-annually who work in about 500 GVTs on real business challenges presented by international companies.

 
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