When timeliness matters: the effect of status on reactions to perceived time delay within distributed collaboration.

  title={When timeliness matters: the effect of status on reactions to perceived time delay within distributed collaboration.},
  author={Oliver J. Sheldon and Melissa C. Thomas-Hunt and Chad A. Proell},
  journal={The Journal of applied psychology},
  volume={91 6},
This research examines the interactive effects of status and perceived time delay on acceptance of partner knowledge contributions within a distributive collaboration work environment. Results across 2 studies suggest that within distributed collaboration, time delays attributed to low-status partners had a significantly more harmful effect on influence acceptance than time delay attributed to high-status partners. This was so, despite the fact that partners' actual behavior was held constant… 
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