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The ubiquitous hope among managers of new product development (NPD) teams that a cross-functional team composition may be a royal road to enhancing team innovations appears to be an illusion. Empirical analyses show positive as well as negative or nonsignificant relationships between cross-functionality and team innovations. In this article, we integrate(More)
In a sample of 62 research and development (R&D) teams, the authors examined transformational leadership as a moderator of the relationship of age, nationality, and educational background diversity with team outcomes. When levels of transformational leadership were high, nationality and educational diversity were positively related to team leaders'(More)
This article investigates collective team identification and team member alignment (i.e., the existence of short-and long-term team goals and team-based reward structures) as moderators of the association between task and relationship conflicts. Being indicators of cooperative goal interdependence in teams, both moderators are hypothesized to mitigate the(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t In a multilevel model of leadership behavior, we investigated whether and how empowering leadership affects individuals' career perceptions. We developed a conceptual model that links empowering leadership at the individual level and at the group level (mean as well as dispersion) to individuals' career self-efficacy(More)
Responding to Jackson and Joshi's (20 II) call for specific models of the effects of particular diversity types and against the backdrop of the rising desire for the publi c expression of religious identities in the workplace (Hicks, 2003), we develo p a framework that systematically explores when and how the expression of diverse religious identities(More)
This qualitative study explored general practitioner's and practice nurse's perceptions of barriers and facilitators to the proposed transfer of diabetes care to general practice. Qualitative data were collected through five focus groups. Participants included GPs (n = 55) and practice nurses (n = 11) representing urban (44%), rural (29%) and mixed (27%)(More)
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