Contributors. Dedication. Acknowledgements. Preface; M. Beyerlein. Foreword; R. Miles. Section I: Evolving Ideas and Theories. Historic Roots of Team Theory and Practice; G. Porter, M. Beyerlein. Work Teams Research; S. Gully. History of Cell-Based Manufacturing; J. Benders, R. Badham. The Human Relations Myth Unveiled; R. Purser. The Evolution of Open Systems to the 2 Stage Model; M. Emery. Section II: An Appreciative Look at Some Major Thinkers. Kurt Lewin; K. Tedford, D. Baker. Socio-Technical Systems Approach to Work Team Design; L. Eby, et al. Deutsch's Theory of Cooperation and Competition; D. Tjosvold, D. Johnson. Allan Mogensen (1901-1989); M. Mulej. Modern Socio-Technology; J. Benders, et al. Section III: Developing Work Teams Around the World. Work Teams in Australia; J. Cordery. Three Kinds of Autonomy at Work in Norway; J. Gulowsen. Group Fabrication to Self-Designing Work Teams; C. Antoni. Group Work Concepts in Germany; S. Sonnentag, S. Remdisch. The Formation of Work Teams in Russia; Y. Alexandrov, et al. Yugoslav Self-Management; M. Lynn, et al. When the Teams Came Marching Home; E. Blickensderfer, et al. A History of Teams; T. Nilsson. Functions and Emergence of New Work Organizations at Toyota; T. Fujimoto. Section IV: Foundation of 21st Century Teams. Self-Managing Teams in a Crystall Ball; C. Neck, et al. Teams in Organizations; E. Salas, J. Cannon-Bowers. Index.