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.
19 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2016
Date Written: 2010
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
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