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The Essentials of Teamworking: International Perspectives

The Essentials of Teamworking: International Perspectives

Michael A. West (Editor), Dean Tjosvold (Editor), Ken G. Smith (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-01548-3

Sep 2006

332 pages

In Stock



The team, rather than the individual, is increasingly seen as the building block of organizations and a key source of competitive advantage. Despite this, not enough is understood about how to build successful teams in modern organizations.

The Essentials of Teamworking broadens this understanding by offering a selection of key chapters on teamwork from the International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working. This concise paperback edition reveals the complexity of teamwork and offers empirically based guidance on how teamwork can be effectively developed in modern organizations.

Bringing together leading international scholars, The Essentials of Teamworking offers challenging perspectives on teamwork that will inform future research and practice. It is an invaluable resource for professionals, researchers and students alike.

About the Editors.

List of Contributors.


1. Cooperation and Conflict: A Personal Perspective on the History of the Social Psychological Study of Conflict Resolution (Morton Deutsch).

2. Trust, Identity, and Attachment: Promoting Individuals’ Cooperation in Groups (M. Audrey Korsgaard, Susan E. Brodt, and Harry J. Sapienza).

3. AContingency Theory of Task Conflict and Performance in Groups and Organizational Teams (Carsten K. W. De Dreu and Laurie R. Weingart).

4. The Role of Cognition in Managing Conflict to Maximize Team Effectiveness: A Team Member Schema Similarity Approach (Joan R. Rentsch and Jacqueline A. Zelno).

5. Skill Acquisition and the Development of a Team Mental Model: An Integrative Approach to Analysing Organizational Teams, Task, and Context (Janice Langan-Fox).

6. Training for Cooperative Group Work (David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson).

7. Team-based Organization: Creating an Environment for Team Success (Cheryl L. Harris and Michael M. Beyerlein).

8. Team Decision Making in Organizations (Mary Ann Glynn and Pamela S. Barr).

9. Social Loafing in Teams (Christel G. Rutte).

10. Power in Groups and Organizations (Peter T. Coleman and Maxim Voronov).

11. Managing the Risk of Learning: Psychological Safety in Work Teams (Amy C. Edmondson).

12. Cooperation and Teamwork for Innovation (Michael A. West and Giles Hirst).

13. When East and West Meet: Effective Teamwork across Cultures (Kwok Leung, Lin Lu, and Xiangfen Liang).