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Agree or Not Agree? The Role of Cognitive and Affective Processes in Group Disagreements


Matthew A. Cronin


George Mason University - School of Management

Katerina Bezrukova


Santa Clara University - Psychology Department

Laurie R. Weingart


Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business

Catherine H. Tinsley


Georgetown University - Department of Management


IACM 17th Annual Conference Paper

Abstract:     
We develop and test a theoretical framework for understanding how cognitive and affective processes (cognitive and affective integration) influence the way in which disagreements (task and process) among group members affect their performance (individual and group level performance). We use this framework to explain how and why diversity may be either beneficial or detrimental to group process and outcomes. Specifically, we examine how group faultlines may hinder members' ability to create a shared understanding of the problem (cognitive integration) and a shared motivation to synthesize their knowledge (affective integration). If this happens, then groups will fail to share and process information, which will hinder group performance and satisfaction. We test this theory on 321 MBA students in 88 five to six person teams from a prestigious East Coast university.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 17

Keywords: disagreements, diversity, group performance

JEL Classification: D74

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Date posted: October 9, 2004  

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Cronin, Matthew A. and Bezrukova, Katerina and Weingart, Laurie R. and Tinsley, Catherine H., Agree or Not Agree? The Role of Cognitive and Affective Processes in Group Disagreements. IACM 17th Annual Conference Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=602001 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.602001

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Matthew A. Cronin (Contact Author)
George Mason University - School of Management ( email )
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
Yekaterina Bezrukova
Santa Clara University - Psychology Department ( email )
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
United States
HOME PAGE: http://webpages.scu.edu/ftp/bezrukova/
Laurie R. Weingart
Carnegie Mellon University - David A. Tepper School of Business ( email )
236A Posner Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States
412-268-7585 (Phone)
412-268-6920 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.gsia.cmu.edu/andrew/weingart

Catherine H. Tinsley
Georgetown University - Department of Management ( email )
Rafik B Hariri Building
McDonough School of Business
Washington, DC 20057
United States
202-687-2524 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/tinsleyc/

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