Cooperative goals and constructive controversy for promoting innovation in student groups in China

Guoquan CHEN, Dean TJOSVOLD

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Abstract

In this study, the authors used the theory of cooperation and competition to identify conditions that promote student team innovation. Through an investigation of student teams in Beijing, China, the authors found that teams with cooperative goals engaged in open-minded, constructive controversy, whereas teams with independent goals avoided open discussion. Teams with a high level of constructive controversy rated themselves as innovative and loyal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Education for Business
Volume78
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

Bibliographical note

The authors would like to thank Helen Liu for her able assistance and the Hong Kong University Grants Council for its support of this study, grant
project No: TDG199/LC-3.

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