Modeling team knowledge sharing and team flexibility : the role of within-team competition

He, Hongwei and Baruch, Yehuda and Lin, Chieh-Peng (2014) Modeling team knowledge sharing and team flexibility : the role of within-team competition. Human Relations, 67 (8). pp. 947-978. ISSN 0018-7267

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    Abstract

    This study examines the role of within-team competition (i.e. team hypercompetition and team development competition) in a team process. We developed and tested a model that associates team collectivism as the antecedent of within-team competition, and knowledge sharing and team flexibility as the outcomes. The model was empirically tested with data from 141 knowledge-intensive teams. The empirical findings showed that team collectivism had a positive relationship with team development competition and a negative relationship with team hypercompetition. Regarding the outcomes, team development competition and team hypercompetition had an indirect relationship with knowledge sharing and team flexibility through team empowerment. We offer a number of original contributions to the team effectiveness literature, especially by showing that team hypercompetition and team development competition have different impacts on team knowledge sharing and team flexibility.

    ORCID iDs

    He, Hongwei ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6329-7329, Baruch, Yehuda and Lin, Chieh-Peng;