Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

Effective teamwork at the top: The evidence from China

Language

English

Abstract

Effective teamwork is an important topic of human resource management, and how top-level managers work effectively as a team is critical to business success. Prior research indicates that the diverse background of top managers influences the effectiveness of their teamwork, and the effects of top management team (TMT) diversity on organizational innovation varies. In this study, we propose that functional team dynamics plays a crucial role in facilitating TMT effectiveness. On the basis of a sample of Chinese firms, our findings support the distinction between demographic and network diversities and the moderating effect of functional team dynamics on TMT diversity-firm innovation relationships. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Keywords

China, firm innovation, functional team dynamics, teamwork, top management team diversity

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Human Resource Management

Volume

23

Issue

9

Start Page

1853

End Page

1870

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/09585192.2011.610343

ISSN (print)

09585192

ISSN (electronic)

14664399

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