Title

Team training in China : testing and applying the theory of cooperation and competition

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Applied Social Psychology

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Volume

40

Issue

1

First Page

101

Last Page

134

Abstract

The theory of cooperation and competition has the potential both to understand the conditions when organizational groups are productive and major ways to strengthen these groups. Work teams based in a high-technology company in Beijing, China, participated in a training workshop and a 2-month follow of feedback and development. Structural equation analyses of data taken before and after the workshop support the hypotheses. In addition, results suggest that the training and follow-up activities developed cooperative goals and constructive controversy. Findings also indicate that relationships among groups affected the productivity of individual teams. Results were interpreted as suggesting that cooperative goals and constructive controversy contribute to potent, creative, and productive teams in China and perhaps other countries as well.

DOI

10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00565.x

Print ISSN

00219029

E-ISSN

15591816

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Lu, J.-F., Tjosvold, D., & Shi, K. (2010). Team training in China: Testing and applying the theory of cooperation and competition. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(1), 101-134. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00565.x