The Relationship between Perceptions of Safety Climate and Relational Conflict within R&D Teams: Taking Need for Closure as a Moderator

22 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2009 Last revised: 4 Nov 2009

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Shu-Cheng Chi

National Taiwan University - Department of Business Administration

Chiung-Yi Huang

National Taiwan University

Artemis Chang

Queensland University of Technology - School of Management

Date Written: June 15, 2009

Abstract

This study examines the safety climate for innovation within teams at the individual level. A sample of 165 respondents in 25 R&D teams was used to test our hypothesis. We proposed and found that team members’ individual differences in need for closure mitigated the negative relationship between perceptions of team safety climate and team relational conflict. We discuss the implications of our findings and the study’s limitations.

Suggested Citation

Chi, Shu-Cheng and Huang, Chiung-Yi and Chang, Artemis, The Relationship between Perceptions of Safety Climate and Relational Conflict within R&D Teams: Taking Need for Closure as a Moderator (June 15, 2009). 22nd Annual IACM Conference, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1493521 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1493521

Shu-Cheng Chi (Contact Author)

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Chiung-Yi Huang

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Artemis Chang

Queensland University of Technology - School of Management ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Australia

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