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Organizational values and procedures as antecedents for goal interdependence and collaborative effectiveness
Asia Pacific Journal of Management
  • Guoquan CHEN, Tsinghua University, China
  • Dean William TJOSVOLD, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
3-1-2008
Keywords
  • Collaborative effectiveness,
  • Cooperation and competition,
  • Organizational values
Abstract
Organizational values of people and respect and interdependent structures of team procedures and task interdependence may help departments believe their goals are cooperative and thereby coordinate effectively. CEOs in China completed measures of their organization's values and interdependent structures and their Vice-Presidents completed measures of the department's goal interdependence ( cooperative, competitive, and independent) and collaborative effectiveness. Structural equation analysis suggested that values and interdependent structures promote cooperative, but not competitive or independent, goals that in turn results in collaborative effectiveness. These results, coupled with previous research, were interpreted as suggesting that people and respect values, team procedures, task interdependence, and cooperative goals are complementary foundations for synergy in China and perhaps other countries as well.
DOI
10.1007/s10490-007-9038-3
E-ISSN
15729958
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Chen, G., & Tjosvold, D. (2008). Organizational values and procedures as antecedents for goal interdependence and collaborative effectiveness. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25(1), 93-112. doi: 10.1007/s10490-007-9038-3