Martine R. Haas

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This paper explores the possibility that utilizing the firm's knowledge resources to complete important tasks can backfire and undermine competitive performance. Drawing on organizational capabilities and knowledge-sharing research, we develop a situated performance view that holds that the value of obtaining and using knowledge within a firm depends on the(More)
Knowledge gathering can create problems as well as benefits for project teams in work environments characterized by overload, ambiguity, and politics. This paper proposes that the value of knowledge gathering in such environments is greater under conditions that enhance team processing, sensemaking, and buffering capabilities. The hypotheses were tested(More)
Geographically dispersed teams whose members do not allocate all of their time to a single team increasingly carry out knowledge-intensive work in multinational organizations. Taking an attention-based view of team design , we investigate the antecedents and consequences of member time allocation in a multi-level study of 2055 members of 285 teams in a(More)
We develop a differentiated productivity model of knowledge sharing in organizations that proposes that different types of knowledge have different benefits for task units. In a study of 182 sales teams in a management consulting company, we find that sharing codified knowledge in the form of electronic documents saved time during the task but did not(More)
Working papers are in draft form. This working paper is distributed for purposes of comment and discussion only. It may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Copies of working papers are available from the author. many other individuals at Wipro for their significant commitment of time and effort, which made this project possible.(More)
During the last year, the Psychiatry Education Branch of the National Institute of Mental Health undertook an exhaustive review of 530 training proposals from 205 institutions. The scope of such an endeavor, as well as the desire to maintain peer review, necessitated the recruitment of 90 outside consultants. The need for consistency of judgment among a(More)
We review, integrate, extend and apply economic, legal, sociological and psychological governance perspectives on relational contracts to address governance challenges arising from the heretofore neglected contractual hazard of " displaced agency " —i.e., the costs that accrue to a series of interdependent transactions as a result of counterparties'(More)
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