Skip to main content
Article
Team training in China : testing and applying the theory of cooperation and competition
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
  • Jiafang LU, Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Dean William TJOSVOLD, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • Kan SHI, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Abstract
The theory of cooperation and competition has the potential both to understand the conditions when organizational groups are productive and major ways to strengthen these groups. Work teams based in a high-technology company in Beijing, China, participated in a training workshop and a 2-month follow of feedback and development. Structural equation analyses of data taken before and after the workshop support the hypotheses. In addition, results suggest that the training and follow-up activities developed cooperative goals and constructive controversy. Findings also indicate that relationships among groups affected the productivity of individual teams. Results were interpreted as suggesting that cooperative goals and constructive controversy contribute to potent, creative, and productive teams in China and perhaps other countries as well.
DOI
10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00565.x
E-ISSN
15591816
Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc

Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version
Publisher’s Version
Citation Information
Lu, J.-F., Tjosvold, D., & Shi, K. (2010). Team training in China: Testing and applying the theory of cooperation and competition. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(1), 101-134. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00565.x