Team member change, flux in coordination, and performance: Effects of strategic core roles, information transfer, and cognitive ability

James K. Summers, Stephen E. Humphrey, Gerald R. Ferris

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Abstract

We developed and tested the conditions under which team member change results in flux in team coordination and consequently affects team performance. Results showed that team member change caused high levels of flux in coordination when a member changed to a more strategically core role, or there was low information transfer during the change. Furthermore, coupling strategic "core role holder" change with the relative cognitive ability of a new member was associated with even greater levels of flux in coordination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-338
Number of pages25
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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