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Wayne Cascio


Wayne F. Cascio holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (1992-1993), Chair of the SHRM Foundation (2007), the HR Division of the Academy of Management (1984), and as a member of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors (2003-2006). He has authored or edited 24 books on human resource management, and is a two-time winner of the best-paper award from the Academy of Management Executive for his research on downsizing and responsible restructuring. In 2010 he received the Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award from the Society for Human Resource Management. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in 2004, and in 2008 he was named by the Journal of Management as one of the most influential scholars in management in the past 25 years. Currently he serves as a senior editor of the Journal of World Business.

  

Abstract

The Virtual Global Workforce: Leveraging Its Impact

Technology has rendered geography meaningless, and as much as 30 percent of the work of multinationals can be done virtually. To optimize the use of the global virtual workforce, it is important to recognize its limits and possibilities. I/O psychologists play critical roles in that process, and this presentation will present alternative strategies for managing virtual workers.


 

Learning Objectives
 

1.     Identify at least 3 key limitations and 3 key possibilities for managing a virtual workforce.
2.     Describe current and projected future growth in the global virtual workforce.
3.     Describe the role and contributions of I-O psychologists in managing a virtual workplace.