Asymmetrical Effects of Functional Dissimilarity on Identification, Emotion and Behavior in Surgical Teams.

Chattopadhyay, P., Finn, C.P, & Ashkanasy, N.M. 2010. Asymmetrical effects of functional dissimilarity on identification, emotion and behavior in surgical teams. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 808-826.

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Prithviraj Chattopadhyay

University of Auckland

Carmel Finn

Queensland Health

Neal M. Ashkanasy

University of Queensland - Business School; University of Queensland

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

We argue that, when status differences between lower- and higher-status team members are well established, intergroup relations are driven by status competition among higher-status team members and collaboration among lower-status team members. Supporting these arguments, we found that higher-status team members facing higher levels of professional dissimilarity (i.e., working with higher proportions of lower-status team members) reported fewer instances in which colleagues accused them of incompetence or breached norms of professional conduct; the latter resulted in lower levels of negative emotions and negative behaviors. Lower-status team members reported higher levels of these outcomes when working with higher proportions of higher-status team members.

Keywords: functional dissimilarity, emotions, status

Suggested Citation

Chattopadhyay, Prithviraj and Finn, Carmel and Ashkanasy, Neal M., Asymmetrical Effects of Functional Dissimilarity on Identification, Emotion and Behavior in Surgical Teams. (2010). Chattopadhyay, P., Finn, C.P, & Ashkanasy, N.M. 2010. Asymmetrical effects of functional dissimilarity on identification, emotion and behavior in surgical teams. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 808-826.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2824942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2824942

Prithviraj Chattopadhyay (Contact Author)

University of Auckland ( email )

12 Grafton Road
Auckland
New Zealand

Carmel Finn

Queensland Health ( email )

147-163 Charlotte Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

Neal M. Ashkanasy

University of Queensland - Business School ( email )

Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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