Reflexivity for team innovation in China:The contribution of goal interdependence

Tjosvold, Dean, Tang, Moureen M.L. and West, Michael A. (2004). Reflexivity for team innovation in China:The contribution of goal interdependence. Group and Organization Management, 29 (5), pp. 540-559.

Abstract

Teams that can manage their internal functioning may be able to continue to work effectively so that they innovate. This study suggests that cooperative but not competitive or independent goals are a foundation for effective team reflexivity. Two hundred employees in 100 work teams in China completed measures of their team's goal interdependence (cooperative, competitive, and independent) and reflexivity. The managers of these 100 teams rated their team's innovation. Results support the theorizing that cooperative goals can contribute to team reflexivity. Structural equation analysis suggested that cooperative but not competitive or independent goals promote reflexivity that in turn results in team innovation. These results, coupled with previous research, were interpreted as suggesting that cooperative goals and reflexivity are complementary foundations for team innovation.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601103254911
Divisions: Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperation and competition,innovation,reflection,tamwork,Management of Technology and Innovation,Strategy and Management,Applied Psychology
Full Text Link: http://gom.sage ... ontent/29/5/540
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
Published Date: 2004-10
Authors: Tjosvold, Dean
Tang, Moureen M.L.
West, Michael A.

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