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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2023, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2023.050603.

"Teams Made of Teams"—A Review of Research on Multi-Team Systems


Bai Kai, Chen Xiaoran

Corresponding Author:
Bai Kai

School of Economics and Management, Guangxi Normal University, Guilin, China


The reason teams are so popular today is that as organizations reorganize to compete more effectively, they see them as a way to better leverage the talents of their employees. Teams can make products, deliver services, negotiate, coordinate projects, make recommendations, and make decisions. Next, let's briefly describe the four most common types of teams in organizations: problem-solving teams, self-managed teams, cross-functional teams, and virtual teams. Then, introduce the multi-team system, which uses a "team of teams" model. Such systems are becoming more common as the complexity of work increases. Multi-team collaboration is one of the effective ways to handle complex environments and accomplish dynamic tasks. It has been widely used in the field of cooperative R&D and emergency management, and has become an important topic of common interest in the practice and academic communities. This paper synthesizes previous research on multi-team systems and presents some suggestions and future research directions for MTS.


multi-team systems; organizational behavior; system performance

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Bai Kai, Chen Xiaoran. "Teams Made of Teams"—A Review of Research on Multi-Team Systems. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 6: 15-22. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2023.050603.


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