Vasyl Taras
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Publications 15
Abstract 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 context. Over the past decade, research and practice on crowdsourcing have continued to grow, evolve, and revolutionize the way work gets done. Although numerous studies have been conducted in this area, our understanding of the main componen...
#1Matthew J. W. McLarnon (UR: University of Rochester)H-Index: 9
#2Thomas A. O'Neill (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 15
Last.Piers Steel (U of C: University of Calgary)
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#1Indika Dissanayake (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 3
#2Nikhil Mehta (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 9
Last.Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 19
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Abstract 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 solutions compete for rewards. Thus, a question of interest is whether competition is a key crowdsourcing characteristic that influences how teams allocate their effort and achieve desired performance. Motivated by this question, we investigate...
#1Piers Steel (U of C: University of Calgary)H-Index: 27
#2Vasyl Taras (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 5
Last.Frank A. Bosco (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 13
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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 individuallevel data, specifically an Internet sample of 8,438 adult respondents. Individual SWB was most strongly associated with cultural values that foster relationships and social capital, which typically accounted for more unique variance in life sat...
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#2Bradley L. KirkmanH-Index: 39
Last.Vasyl TarasH-Index: 5
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#1Alfredo Jiménez (KEDGE Business School)H-Index: 11
#2Dirk Michael Boehe (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 13
Last.Dan V. Caprar (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 8
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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 form of work groups, this special issue aims to contribute to theory development by focusing on key drivers that influence the success of GVTs, along with ways for mitigating their challenges. We briefly review current knowledge on GVTs and propose a st...
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#1Vasyl Taras (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 5
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, cultural intelligence, intercultural communication and management skills, differences in personality or conditions also arise as a downside. X-Culture has been evolving throughout the years since 2010 when the original objective was to supplement the the...
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#1Stelios H. Zanakis (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 21
#2William Newburry (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 22
Last.Vasyl Taras (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 5
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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), we develop a Global Social Tolerance Index (GSTI) that incorporates gender, minority, immigrant, and religion tolerance dimensions. We develop this index using a multi-step data-driven procedure involving five data standardizations, seven weighting ...
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#1Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez (EAFIT University)H-Index: 9
#2Andres Velez-Calle (EAFIT University)H-Index: 4
Last.Vasyl Taras (UNCG: University of North Carolina at Greensboro)H-Index: 5
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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 Colombian universities who participated in a collaborative international project using virtual teams as part of the international business (IB) curriculum. The data reveals that in spite of challenges associated with time zone differences, technology limi...
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