SHRM Foundation Research 7/30/2014 Permissions Free-Riding in Global Virtual Teams: An Experimental Study of Antecedents and Strategies to Minimize the Problem Funded: June 2014 Expected Completion: July 2016 Vas Taras, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Tom O'Neill, Ph.D., University of Calgary, Piers Steel, Ph.D., University of Calgary, and William Tullar, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro 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. The work design, collaboration principles, and compensation closely resemble those in the workplace. Multi-source, multi-level, longitudinal data will be used in this study. View the full list of SHRM Foundation funded research. Permissions TOP PICKS: CHANGE & INNOVATION HR Innovation SHRM book looks at HR's role in charting a new course. Seminar: Strategic HR Tools for delivering business results. Sessions in Alexandria, VA and Nashville, TN People InSight Assess your organization's innovation culture. Webcast: Reinventing HR Distinguished panel looks at key HCM trends. August 19, 2 p.m. E / 11 a.m. P Conference: Lead(HR) Oct. 7-9, 2015. Develop your leadership skillset. Reinventing Diversity From the SHRMStore. Transform the organization to strength purpose and performance. Express Request: Change Management Get resources on transformation. Webcast: Future-Forward HR IDC's Lisa Rowan on what's to come. Now available Seminar: Workforce Planning Strategies Align your future workforce with strategic organizational goals. Houston, TX Swipe for more!