The Effects of Top Management Team Size and interaction Norms on Cognitive and Affective Conflict

  title={The Effects of Top Management Team Size and interaction Norms on Cognitive and Affective Conflict},
  author={Allen C. Amason and Harry J. Sapienza},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  pages={495 - 516}
There is mounting evidence that effective top management teams engage in cognitive conflict but limit affective conflict. Cognitive conflict is task-oriented disagreement arising from differences in perspective. Affective conflict is individual-oriented disagreement arising from personal disaffection. This study of 48 TMTs found that team size and openness were positively related to cognitive conflict. While team size was also associated with greater affective conflict, when teams had high… 

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