Department of Management
Effective teamwork at the top: The evidence from China
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.
China, firm innovation, functional team dynamics, teamwork, top management team diversity
Source Publication Title
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Wei, Li-Qun, and Chung-Ming Lau. "Effective teamwork at the top: The evidence from China." International Journal of Human Resource Management 23.9 (2012): 1853-1870.