Us and Me: Team Identification and Individual Differentiation as Complementary Drivers of Team Members' Citizenship and Creative Behaviors

Onne Janssen*, Huang Xu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The authors investigate team identification and individual differentiation as complementary drivers of team members'citizenship and creative behavior. As hypothesized, the results of a survey among 157 middle-management team members show team identification to be positively related to citizenship behavior toward other team members, whereas individual differentiation is positively associated with creative behavior. Moreover, citizenship behavior is found to be a mediator that linked team identification to an individual's effectiveness as a team member, whereas creative behavior is the mediating link in the relationship between individual differentiation and individual effectiveness. Theoretical implications and suggestions for practitioners are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-88
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Management
Volume34
Issue number1
Early online date26 Oct 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management

User-Defined Keywords

  • team identification
  • citizenship behavior
  • individual differentiation
  • creative behavior

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