Organizational values and procedures as antecedents for goal interdependence and collaborative effectiveness

Guoquan CHEN, Dean William TJOSVOLD

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Abstract

Organizational values of people and respect and interdependent structures of team procedures and task interdependence may help departments believe their goals are cooperative and thereby coordinate effectively. CEOs in China completed measures of their organization's values and interdependent structures and their Vice-Presidents completed measures of the department's goal interdependence ( cooperative, competitive, and independent) and collaborative effectiveness. Structural equation analysis suggested that values and interdependent structures promote cooperative, but not competitive or independent, goals that in turn results in collaborative effectiveness. These results, coupled with previous research, were interpreted as suggesting that people and respect values, team procedures, task interdependence, and cooperative goals are complementary foundations for synergy in China and perhaps other countries as well.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-112
Number of pages20
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Management
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008

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Goal interdependence
Organizational values
China
Task interdependence
Chief executive officer
Synergy
Structural equations

Keywords

  • Collaborative effectiveness
  • Cooperation and competition
  • Organizational values

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In: Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.03.2008, p. 93-112.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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