Title

Cross-functional team organizational citizenship behavior in China : shared vision and goal interdependence among departments

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Publication Date

12-1-2009

Volume

39

Issue

12

First Page

2879

Last Page

2909

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.

Abstract

This study proposes that a shared organizational vision develops cooperative interdependence among departments that, in turn, facilitates cross-functional teams' organizational citizenship behavior (OCB). Team members indicated their organizations' shared vision, and leaders indicated the goal interdependence among departments and the OCB of the teams. Structural equation analysis suggested that a shared organizational vision shapes goal interdependence among departments that, in turn, affected the OCB of 101 cross-functional teams. The analysis suggested combining independent and competitive goals, and this combined measure negatively predicted team OCB. These results suggest that a shared organizational vision and cooperative goals among departments are important foundations for cross-functional teams to contribute to the effective working of organizations through citizenship behavior.

DOI

10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00554.x

Print ISSN

00219029

E-ISSN

15591816

Funding Information

This work was supported by the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. LU3404/05) to the second author.

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Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Wong, A., Tjosvold, D., & Liu, C. (2009). Cross-functional team organizational citizenship behavior in China: Shared vision and goal interdependence among departments. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(12), 2879-2909. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00554.x

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