Published on May 29, 2015


International Virtual Teams: Engineering Global Success is now available as part of the IEEE-Wiley PCS book series.

As a complete guide to international virtual team communication with practical problem-solving strategies, this book is a must read for managers and engineers in all stages of their professional development

This book provides essential information for creating and maintaining successful international virtual teams for those who manage, participate in, or train others in international virtual teaming. Based on new studies in engineering communication, this book presents processes and principles that can help managers and engineers establish global virtual teams that work, assess the virtual team climate, and maintain the effectiveness of virtual teams across cultural boundaries. It provides knowledge and tools necessary to understand the variable contexts of global virtual teams, so that organizations are able to respond to inevitable changes in technology and the global marketplace.

This book includes several other important features that will enhance the way virtual teams function such as:

  • Emphasizing international virtual communication
  • Presenting guidelines that are based heavily on empirical data
  • Applying virtual team communication guidelines to the field of engineering

The author offers data from a global survey of engineering professionals with 75% of responses provided by engineering professionals outside the U.S.

Pam Estes Brewer, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Technical Communication at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She is on the editorial board for the IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication and Technical Communication, and is a Senior Member and Associate Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) as well as a member of the IEEE Professional Communication Society. Dr. Brewer is the 2014 recipient of STC’s Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching and the President’s Award for Service. In addition to writing International Virtual Teams, Dr. Brewer has also written articles for journals and book chapters for various publishers.