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dc.contributor.advisor Larrick, Richard en_US
dc.contributor.author Mannes, Albert Edward en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-01T18:26:45Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-01T18:26:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/1125
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>The value of task-related conflict to team effectiveness continues to generate controversy in organizational studies. I argue that this debate reflects as much differences in the conceptualization of conflict by scholars from separate traditions as it does variation in empirical settings and methods. The model proposed in this research is a more general framework for the study of team conflict that clarifies, accommodates, and reconciles to a large degree the divergent findings of prior research. It suggests that recent pessimism about the value of team conflict is overstated, and it offers a number of promising paths through which task-related conflict may improve team performance and satisfaction. Chapter 1 reviews the history of this debate and introduces the model of team conflict. Chapter 2 documents a test of the model's propositions in a correlational study of 223 MBA teams conducting a decision-making exercise. Chapter 3 features an experimental test of the model with a forecasting task completed by 60 3-person groups. And Chapter 4 revisits the conflict over conflict in light of the studies presented herein.</p> en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Business Administration, Management en_US
dc.subject Psychology, Social en_US
dc.subject Sociology, Organizational en_US
dc.subject Conflict en_US
dc.subject Decision en_US
dc.subject making en_US
dc.subject Diversity en_US
dc.subject Performance en_US
dc.subject Satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Teams en_US
dc.title An Integrative Solution to the Conflict over Conflict en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Business Administration en_US

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