Based on the theory of cooperation and competition, this study examines the relationships between cooperative goals, advice network, and team performance, and their boundary conditions. Based on multi-source data from 189 teams in a military organization, results indicate that cooperative goals positively influence team performance via advice network density. Moreover, advice network centralization moderates the relationship between advice network density and team performance. In addition, advice network centralization moderates the indirect effect of cooperative goals on team performance via advice network density.
Bibliographical noteThis article is supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, and the Research Funds of Renmin University of China (11XNK019), National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71072094, 71101148, & 71272145), and Research Incubation Funding from School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China.
- Advice network centralization
- Advice network density
- Cooperative goals
- Team performance