Accession Number:

ADA582338

Title:

Understanding Factors that Influence Coalition Teamwork

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2010-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Supporting the SAS-081RSY focus on cognitive and human aspects of defense transformation and the HFM-163RTG focus on improving organizational effectiveness in coalition operations, this paper presents results from research aimed at identifying factors that are critical for effective cooperation between coalition partners. Past research on teams and organizations is utilized to propose a framework for studying and enhancing collaboration between coalition partners. The sample used was Bulgarian and U.S. military personnel engaged in a tactical-level, joint military training exercise n145 held at the Novo Selo Army Training Range, Sliven, Bulgaria. In the framework of the NATO Research and Technology Organization RTO, this research was implemented by the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL 711th Human Performance Wing, and the Bulgarian Defense Advanced Research Institute DARI at G.S. Rakovski National Defense Academy. Financial support was provided, in part, by the NATO Research and Technology Agency RTA. Implications for multicultural collaboration are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE