Vasyl Taras

**Research Interests: Cross-Cultural Team/Workgroup Management and Development, Effectiveness and Utility Analysis of Personnel Development Programs, Quantitative Research Methods **Education: Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada, 2008. PhD Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics/ Global Strategy--University of Texas at Dallas, USA, 2003 Master’s of Public Affairs / Political Economy--Rivne State Technical University, Ukraine, 1999 BS Economics and Management

There are 58 included publications by Vasyl Taras :

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Ambidextrous Knowledge Sharing within R&D Teams and Multinational Enterprise Performance: The Moderating Effects of Cultural Distance in Uncertainty Avoidance 2020 555 Current debates on organizational learning distinguish between two distinct and mutually exclusive learning modes: exploration and exploitation. This paper deals with the concept of ambidextrous routines in knowledge management (KM) initiatives. Spec...
Antecedents and Outcomes of Flow Experience of MOOC Users 2020 1094 Purpose: This paper aims to develop and empirically test a model of relationships between antecedents and outcomes of flow experience of users of massive open online courses (MOOC). Design/methodology/approach: The researchers surveyed individuals pr...
Beyond Hofstede: Challenging the Ten Commandments of Cross-Cultural Research 2009 8229 Culture is a pervasive construct. A Google search for "culture" provides over half a billion hits, while the Yahoo! search engine generates a figure over two billion, which is more than for other such popular terms as politics, war, the environment, ...
Central and Eastern European Experience of the X-Culture Project in Teaching International Management and Cross-Cultural Communication 2018 208 Objective: Our paper examines the X-Culture challenges and experience through the eyes of professors and students alike and draws attention to the significance of such projects in international business practices in addition to examining the key infl...
Changing the Face of International Business Education: The X-Culture Project. 2012 4160 Studying International Business in a classroom is a bit like learning how to swim on a grass field. Even if the instructor provides detailed explanations and uses technologically advanced media, the students will not fully grasp the concept of swimmi...
Cohesion and performance in global virtual teams: the moderating role of technical skills 2022 288 This study assesses the extent to which cohesion affects performance in global virtual teams (GVTs) and whether this effect depends on team members’ technical skills. Results indicate that the interaction between team cohesion and team members' techn...
Competition matters! Self-efficacy, effort, and performance in crowdsourcing teams 2019 1075 Advances in information technologies (IT) have enabled organizations to seek solutions for their business problems from beyond their own workforce through digital crowdsourcing platforms. In the most common form of crowdsourcing, teams that offer sol...
Conceptualising and measuring cultural intelligence: important unanswered questions 2020 171 Cultural intelligence (CQ) is rapidly gaining popularity as a construct that predicts and explains effectiveness and performance in cross-cultural settings, not only in the context of a multi-cultural workplace, but also in other domains of life. Thu...
Convergence of Collaborative Behavior in Virtual Teams: The Role of External Crises and Implications for Performance 2023 264 Organizations have increasingly used virtual teams (VTs) in recent years (e.g., Hertel et al., 2005; Martins et al., 2004; Taras et al., 2019). This trend has been accelerated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic and corresponding work from home mandates ...
COVID-19 and individual performance in global virtual teams: The role of self-regulation and individual cultural value orientations 2022 145 Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, global virtual teams (GVTs) have becomeincreasingly important. Drawing on conservation of resources theory and self-regulation theory,we examined the mechanism and process underlying individuals' performance ...
Cross-cultural training: History, developments, future directions 2020 1811 As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the days when employees worked in the same location with local people for extended periods of time are long gone (Gilson et al., 2015; Glikson & Erez, 2019; Lukic & Vracar, 2018). Today, a vast number...
Crosscultural Differences in Perceptions of Justice; Consequences for Academia 2008 5930 Most universities around the world have experienced an increase in international student enrollment. Cultural diversity may be greatly beneficial, but if not managed properly it may lead to problems in the classroom and beyond. The challenges associa...
Cultural intelligence and work-related outcomes: A meta-analytic examination of joint effects and test of incremental predictive validity 2021 408 This meta-analysis provides a synthesis of 70 studies on the relationship between cultural intelligence (CQ) and six work-related outcomes. By applying the mutualism perspective and using commonality analysis, we propose a theoretical perspective and...
Cultural values, emotional intelligence, and conflict handling styles: A global study 2016 1931 While previous research has identified cultural values and emotional intelligence as central determinants of conflict handling styles, little is known about the mechanism through which cultural values impact individuals’ preferences for specific conf...
Culture as a Consequence: A Multilevel Multivariate Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Individual and Country Characteristics on Work-Related Cultural Values 2010 4758 Culture as a consequence is a neglected topic. Addressing this, we explore what factors are related to and potentially shape culture, what explains cultural variations within countries, and what the relationship is between cultural values at the indi...
The development and validation of the Business Cultural Intelligence Quotient 2016 4568 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a new instrument for measuring cultural intelligence in the business context (BCIQ). Design/methodology/approach – The paper describes the process of the conceptualization of the model and the develop...
Direct Versus Indirect Compensation: Balancing Value and Cost in Total Compensation 2012 3345 The effect of compensation on employee performance, satisfaction and organizational commitment is hard to overstate. Designing an effective compensation structure may be a daunting task, in particular with respect of finding a balance between direct ...
Diverse effects of diversity: Disaggregating effects of diversity in global virtual teams 2019 1597 Global Virtual Team (GVT) member diversity provides many advantages but also poses many challenges. Diversity comes in different forms that each has different effects on GVT dynamics and performance. Past research typically explored the effect of onl...
Do cosmopolitans care about the world? The effect of cosmopolitanism on the consumption of sustainable apparel 2023 232 Purpose The purpose of this study is to empirically examine the impact of cosmopolitan consumer orientation (CCO) on sustainable apparel consumer behavior.Design/methodology/approach A total of 469 US responses collected using MTurk were retained for...
Do Team Charters Help Team-Based Projects? The Effects of Team Charters on Performance and Satisfaction in Global Virtual Teams 2022 104 In a sample of 1,891 teams (8,556 students) who completed an eight-week international business consulting project, half of the teams developed a team charter and half did not. Teams with charters saw improved process performance metrics only at the f...
Does Country Equate with Culture? Beyond Geography in the Search for Cultural Boundaries 2016 5874 Traditionally, cultures have been treated as though they reside exclusively within, or perfectly overlap with countries. Indeed, the terms ‘‘country’’ and ‘‘culture’’ are often used interchangeably. As evidence mounts for substantial within-country c...
Effects of Cultural Diversity on In-Class Communication and Student Project Team Dynamics: Creating Synergy in the Diverse Classroom 2007 8249 Most colleges and universities around the world have experienced an increasing cultural diversification of their student body. Foreign student enrollment has been especially high in North American, West European and Australian institutions of higher...
Examining the Impact of Culture‘s Consequences: A Three-Decade, Multi-Level, Meta-Analytic Review of Hofstede‘s Cultural Value Dimensions 2010 28942 Using data from 598 studies representing over 200,000 individuals, we meta-analyzed the relationship between G. Hofstede‘s (1980a) original 4 cultural value dimensions and a variety of organizationally relevant outcomes. First, values predict outcome...
Family involvement in publicly traded firms and firm performance: a meta-analysis 2018 1910 Purpose:This study aims to investigate the effects of family involvement in corporations on firm performance. It remains unclear whether family-owned companies, or companies with other forms of family involvement in the corporate governance, perform ...
Finding “H” in HRI: Examining Human Personality Traits, Robotic Anthropomorphism, and Robot Likeability in Human-Robot Interaction 2021 68 The study examines the relationship between the big five personality traits (extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness) and robot likeability and successful HRI implementation in varying human-robot interaction (HRI) s...
From the periphery to the centre: a bibliometric review of global virtual teams as a new ordinary workplace 2022 281 Purpose This study aims to offer a bibliometric analysis of the already substantial and growing literature on global virtual teams (GVTs).Design/methodology/approach Using a systematic literature review approach, it identifies all articles in the Web...
Global Social Tolerance Index and multi-method country rankings sensitivity 2016 8442 Social tolerance refers to the extent of recognition and acceptance of differences, willingness to grant equal rights, and refraining from openly intolerant attitudes. Utilizing World Value Survey (WVS) data (56 countries, 83,000 usable respondents),...
Global virtual team communication, coordination, and performance across three peer feedback strategies 2019 2154 Global virtual teams (GVTs) are faced with numerous communication and coordination difficulties. This study examined whether peer feedback, implemented via a quasi-experiment, strengthened linkages between GVT communication, coordination, and perform...
Half a Century of Measuring Culture: Approaches, Challenges, Limitations, and Suggestions Based on the Analysis of 121 Instruments for Quantifying Culture 2009 9784 After examining 121 instruments for measuring culture, we provide a historical overview and analyze how culture has been operationalized over the last half a century. Our study focuses on the topics of culture definition, dimensionality of culture mo...
The Happy Culture: A Theoretical, Meta-Analytic, and Empirical Review of the Relationship Between Culture and Wealth and Subjective Well-Being 2017 802 Do cultural values enhance financial and subjective well-being (SWB)? Taking a multidisciplinary approach, we meta-analytically reviewed the field, found it thinly covered, and focused on individualism. In counter, we collected a broad array of indiv...
Improving national cultural indices using a longitudinal meta-analysis of Hofstede's dimensions 2012 6288 This meta-analysis offers an updated set of national cultural scores along the dimensions of Hofstede's cultural framework. The meta-analytic national cultural indices have two advantages. First, they are based on a larger and more representative sam...
In search of the Holy Grail in global virtual teams: The mediating role of satisfaction on performance outcomes 2022 110 Although the satisfaction–performance relationship has been well-established in the context of traditional face-to-face teams, prior research has largely overlooked the context of global virtual teams (GVTs). As the COVID-19 pandemic has given virtua...
The influence of cultural intelligence and emotional intelligence on conflict occurrence and performance in global virtual teams 2022 233 The role of different types of intelligence in the occurrence of conflict in global virtual teams (GVTs) has largely been overlooked in the literature. As suggested by the theory of multiple intelligences, this study explores how cultural intelligenc...
Information Technology (IT) enabled crowdsourcing: A conceptual framework 2020 970 IT-enabled crowdsourcing is defined as technology-enabled outsourcing of tasks through an open call to the masses via the internet. Crowdsourcing is an IT artifact that has gone beyond the traditional boundaries of an organization to a much broader c...
International collaboration experience: Using multi-country student collaboration projects to enhance learning and faculty research 2013 276 In this chapter, we discuss our experiences with the X-Culture project. X-Culture is a large-scale international student collaboration project designed to enhance learning in international business (IB) and related courses through participative learn...
Learning to collaborate across borders: Insights from theX-Culture Project and the emergence of global virtual teams 2022 46 Global Virtual Teams are being increasingly employed in organizations worldwide, a trend that has been strengthened by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. We present the X-Culture Project, a large-scale cross-border collaborative project designed to...
The many names of “Roots tourism”: An integrative review of the terminology 2022 84 The study provides an analysis of the inconsistencies in terminology in the literature on roots tourism. It explores the usage and relative popularity of 41 terms used to denote roots tourism. Based on the analysis of 203 definitions of the phenomeno...
Micro-level cultural profiles on teamwork orientation and contribution 2021 163 This study utilised the collectivism and power distance dimensions to examine the prevalence of micro-level cultural profiles in the predefined categorisation of national cultural settings and their effect on team orientation and contribution. Based ...
The moderating role of culture in social media-based spatial imagery, consumer xenocentrism, and word-of-mouth for global virtual teams 2019 1097 This study investigates how culture moderates the interrelationships among social spatial imagery (SSI), consumer xenocentrism (C-XEN), electronic word-of-mouth (eWoM), and overall project performance for global virtual teams (GVTs) in social media n...
Motivational configurations of cultural intelligence, social integration, and performance in global virtual teams 2021 28 Global virtual teams (GVTs), electronically connected workgroups of geographically dispersed team members in multinational settings, may suffer from less social integration. However, they may also benefit from an increased ability to process informat...
Negative practice–value correlations in the GLOBE data: Unexpected findings, questionnaire limitations and research directions. 2010 4695 The study of culture and cultural values continues to be hotly debated among cross-cultural researchers worldwide. Starting with the seminal work of Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck, and Hofstede, and continuing with more recent efforts, researchers have con...
Opposite Ends of the Same Stick? Multi-Method Test of the Dimensionality of Individualism and Collectivis 2013 2788 The construct of individualism–collectivism (IND-COL) has become the definitive standard in cross-cultural psychology, management, and related fields. It is also among the most controversial, in particular, with regard to the ambiguity of its dimensi...
Predicting leadership emergence in global virtual teams 2023 81 Objective: This study examines the individual factors that predict whether individuals willemerge as leaders in global virtual teams, which often lack a more formal leadership structure.Research Design & Methods: We focus on emotional intelligence (E...
The predictive power of university pedigree on the graduate's performance in global virtual teams 2021 117 The university rank is commonly used as a predictor of the performance of graduates. Unfortunately, prior research has primarily focused on the effect of university rank on graduates’ pay level, which is not the same as performance. We tested both th...
A Process-Based Explanation of the Psychic Distance Paradox: Evidence from Global Virtual Teams 2014 3611 Previous research has found evidence of a counter-intuitive positive relationship between psychic distance and performance, which has been labeled the “psychic distance paradox”. However, there is a dearth of literature explaining the causal mechanis...
Quantitative Predictive Capacity of Human Development Index in Wireless Telephony Operations 2013 663 The present study explores effects of human development (as measured by the human development index, or HDI) on the wireless telephony operations. The novelty and contributions of the paper are: 1) HDI, as a proxy for human development, can be a pred...
A Review of Organizational Research on Acculturation from a Nonwork-Work Spillover Perspective: Content Analysis and Future Research Guidelines 2021 453 Acculturation has played an important role in understanding the behaviours, intergroup relations and adjustment of cultural minorities in their mainstream national culture. Additionally, organizational research has shown that acculturation is associa...
Revisiting equity theory in the global virtual teams 2023 179 Purpose The purpose of this study is to test whether equity theory (ET) – which posits that individuals compare their outcome/input ratio to the ratio of a “comparison other” and classify individuals as Benevolent, Equity Sensity, and Entitled – appl...
Scale validation via quantifying item validity using the Dm index 2010 1802 While most validity indices are based on total test scores, this paper describes a method for quantifying the construct validity. The approach is based on the item selection technique originally described by Piazza (1980). However, Piazza’s P2 index ...
State of the art themes in cross-cultural communication research: A systematic and meta-analytic review 2014 2836 Based on a meta-analysis of 60 empirical studies, a systematic review and integrative analysis of the empirical research on the effects of cultural values on communication is provided. The most commonly stated hypotheses pertaining to the links betwe...
Straight from the horse’s mouth: Justifications and prevention strategies provided by free riders on global virtual teams 2018 774 The study investigates the reasons for and ways to deal with free riding on Global Virtual Teams (GVTs) based on interviews with 77 documented “free-riders” themselves. Our unique sample, in contrast with more commonly-studied accounts from active te...
Three decades of research on national culture in the workplace: Do the differences still make a difference? 2011 12354 At one time, national culture was primarily the concern of tourists and diplomats, having little to do with the workplace. In the latter part of the 20th century, there were a series of international policy changes in many Asian and Eastern European ...
Understanding the relationships between distances and herd behavior in online reviews: the moderating effects of hospitality experience 2020 1211 Purpose: This study aims to investigate the determinants of herd behavior in online hotel service evaluations, focusing on the cultural and geographic distance characteristics of customers. Design/methodology/approach: On the basis of 381,462 TripAdv...
Virtual Teams and International Business Teaching and Learning: The Case of the Global Enterprise Experience (GEE) 2014 1937 The increasing importance of global virtual teams in business is reflected in the classroom by the increased adoption of activities that facilitate real-time cross-cultural interaction. This article documents the experience of students from two Colom...
Work-related acculturation: change in individual work-related cultural values following immigration 2012 2621 The effects of culture in the workplace have been well documented. Because cultures vary across countries, business practices that are effective in some regions may not be effective in others. While cross-country cultural differences have been explor...
Working Across Boundaries: Current and Future Perspectives on Global Virtual Teams 2019 2410 Global Virtual Teams (GVTs) are a commonplace in contemporary organizations, and an already established topic of research in international management. While we have a good understanding of advantages and challenges associated with this ubiquitous for...
The X-Culture Handbook of Collaboration and Problem Solving in Global Virtual Teams 2022 2757 According to a 2018 survey, 89 percent of "white-collar" workers at least occasionally work as members of global virtual teams. The percentage has likely increased during the COVID-19 pandemic as bans on international travel and the shifts to telewor...
X-Culture: an International Project in the Light of Experience Gained Over the Years (2010-2016) 2016 1225 The X-Culture project is an innovative modern form of experiential learning predominantly in International Management and International Business. Although experiential learning has some advantages, namely, developing cross-cultural competencies, cult...