Do Workgroup Faultlines Help or Hurt? A Moderated Model of Faultlines, Team Identification, and Group Performance

@article{Bezrukova2009DoWF,
  title={Do Workgroup Faultlines Help or Hurt? A Moderated Model of Faultlines, Team Identification, and Group Performance},
  author={Katerina Bezrukova and Karen A. Jehn and Elaine L. Zanutto and Sherry M. B. Thatcher},
  journal={Organ. Sci.},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={35-50}
}
In this study we examine a moderated model of group faultlines, team identification, and group performance outcomes. We extend research on faultlines by showing how different faultline bases (social category and information-based faultlines) may have differential effects on the performance of groups. In addition to faultline strength (the extent of demographic alignment across members within a group), we examine the distance between faultline-based subgroups (e.g., two members of age 20 are… 

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