Dynamically Integrating Knowledge in Teams: Transforming Resources into Performance

Academy of Management Journal, 55:998-1022

56 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2011 Last revised: 8 Apr 2013

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Heidi K. Gardner

Harvard Law School

Francesca Gino

Harvard Business School

Bradley R. Staats

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School

Date Written: November 22, 2011

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Gardner, Heidi K. and Gino, Francesca and Staats, Bradley R., Dynamically Integrating Knowledge in Teams: Transforming Resources into Performance (November 22, 2011). Academy of Management Journal, 55:998-1022. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1963377

Heidi K. Gardner (Contact Author)

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Francesca Gino

Harvard Business School ( email )

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Bradley R. Staats

University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School ( email )

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