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Globally dispersed engineering teams at Delphi Packard Electric Systems

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dc.contributor.advisor Janice Klein. en_US Burns, Christopher D. (Christopher Dean), 1956- en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US 2005-09-27T20:59:31Z 2005-09-27T20:59:31Z 2000 en_US 2001 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design & Management Program, February 2001. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-136). en_US
dc.description.abstract Globally dispersed engineering teams within Delphi Packard Electric Systems were studied to identify areas for future improvement in global team performance. The research consisted of several management interviews and the administering of a survey to global team members and team leaders at various Delphi Packard Electric Systems engineering and manufacturing facilities located throughout the world. The results of the survey were analyzed using bivariate statistical analysis methods and suggestions for future improvement were developed based on the interviews and survey results. The suggestions were summarized as leadership leverage points for various levels of leadership within the company, including team leaders, regional (local) managers, and global managers. A system dynamics causal loop model was also developed to describe the relationships for various factors that affect team performance, including availability of capital (material resources), skills of the team members, individual and collective team effort, team interaction and communication, use of task-appropriate strategies, global versus local issues, and team results. The original survey was modified and expanded to allow future researchers to better address the variables and relationships that were presented in the casual loop system dynamics model. en__US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Christopher D. Burns. en_US
dc.format.extent 177 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Globally dispersed engineering teams at Delphi Packard Electric Systems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 48108305 en_US

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