Dynamically Integrating Knowledge in Teams: Transforming Resources into Performance
Heidi K. Gardner
Harvard Business School - Organizational Behavior Unit
Harvard University - Harvard Business School
Bradley R. Staats
University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
November 22, 2011
Academy of Management Journal, 55:998-1022
In knowledge-based environments, teams must develop a systematic approach to integrating knowledge resources throughout the course of projects in order to perform effectively. Yet, many teams fail to do so. Drawing on the resource-based view of the firm, we examine how teams can develop a knowledge-integration capability to dynamically integrate members‘ resources into higher performance. We distinguish among three sets of resources: relational, experiential, and structural, and propose that they differentially influence a team‘s knowledge-integration capability. We test our theoretical framework using data on knowledge workers in professional services, and discuss implications for research and practice.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 56Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 23, 2011 ; Last revised: April 8, 2013
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