Effective teamwork at the top: The evidence from China

Liqun WEI*, Chung Ming Lau

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Effective teamwork is an important topic of human resource management, and how top-level managers work effectively as a team is critical to business success. Prior research indicates that the diverse background of top managers influences the effectiveness of their teamwork, and the effects of top management team (TMT) diversity on organizational innovation varies. In this study, we propose that functional team dynamics plays a crucial role in facilitating TMT effectiveness. On the basis of a sample of Chinese firms, our findings support the distinction between demographic and network diversities and the moderating effect of functional team dynamics on TMT diversity-firm innovation relationships.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1853-1870
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Strategy and Management
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

    User-Defined Keywords

    • China
    • firm innovation
    • functional team dynamics
    • teamwork
    • top management team diversity


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