Notice

This record has been edited as far as possible, missing data will be added when the version of record is issued.

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author
He, Vivianna Fang
dc.contributor.author
von Krogh, Georg
dc.contributor.author
Sirén, Charlotta
dc.date.accessioned
2021-07-07T16:03:56Z
dc.date.available
2021-07-04T03:08:07Z
dc.date.available
2021-07-07T16:03:56Z
dc.date.issued
2021-06-24
dc.identifier.issn
0170-8406
dc.identifier.issn
1741-3044
dc.identifier.other
10.1177/01708406211026114
en_US
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/492876
dc.description.abstract
Knowledge creation increasingly requires experts from diverse domains to collaborate in teams, yet the effect of expertise diversity on team knowledge creation is inconclusive. We focus on task uncertainty and informal leadership hierarchies - the disparity in team members' engagement in leadership activities (task- and relationship-oriented) - to answer the questions when and why expertise diversity may hinder team knowledge creation. We develop a model in which informal leadership hierarchy mediates the conditional indirect effect of the team's expertise diversity on its knowledge creation under different levels of task uncertainty. We test this moderated mediation model using multi-source data from self-managing project teams comprising collaborators from a pharmaceutical company and its research partners. We find that when task uncertainty is low, the indirect effect of expertise diversity on team knowledge creation is positive, whereas when task uncertainty is high, it is negative. This conditional indirect effect occurs via task-oriented but not relationship-oriented leadership hierarchy. Our findings provide insights into the mechanisms and boundary conditions for expertise diversity to hinder, rather than facilitate, knowledge creation in collaborations.
en_US
dc.language.iso
en
en_US
dc.publisher
Sage Publications
en_US
dc.subject
expertise diversity
en_US
dc.subject
informal leadership hierarchy
en_US
dc.subject
research collaboration
en_US
dc.subject
self-managing teams
en_US
dc.subject
team knowledge creation
en_US
dc.subject
task uncertainty
en_US
dc.title
Expertise Diversity, Informal Leadership Hierarchy, and Team Knowledge Creation: A study of pharmaceutical research collaborations
en_US
dc.type
Journal Article
dc.date.published
2021-06-02
ethz.journal.title
Organization Studies
ethz.size
24 p.
en_US
ethz.grant
Leading and Coordinating Knowledge Creation in Online Communities
en_US
ethz.identifier.wos
ethz.publication.place
Los Angeles, CA
en_US
ethz.publication.status
published
en_US
ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03719 - von Krogh, Georg / von Krogh, Georg
ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03719 - von Krogh, Georg / von Krogh, Georg
ethz.leitzahl.certified
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02120 - Dep. Management, Technologie und Ökon. / Dep. of Management, Technology, and Ec.::03719 - von Krogh, Georg / von Krogh, Georg
ethz.grant.agreementno
169441
ethz.grant.fundername
SNF
ethz.grant.funderDoi
10.13039/501100001711
ethz.grant.program
Projektförderung in Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (Abteilung I)
ethz.date.deposited
2021-07-04T03:08:23Z
ethz.source
WOS
ethz.eth
yes
en_US
ethz.availability
Metadata only
en_US
ethz.rosetta.exportRequired
true
ethz.COinS
ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.atitle=Expertise%20Diversity,%20Informal%20Leadership%20Hierarchy,%20and%20Team%20Knowledge%20Creation:%20A%20study%20of%20pharmaceutical%20research%20collaborations&rft.jtitle=Organization%20Studies&rft.date=2021-06-24&rft.issn=0170-8406&1741-3044&rft.au=He,%20Vivianna%20Fang&von%20Krogh,%20Georg&Sir%C3%A9n,%20Charlotta&rft.genre=article&rft_id=info:doi/10.1177/01708406211026114&
 Search print copy at ETH Library

Files in this item

FilesSizeFormatOpen in viewer

There are no files associated with this item.

Publication type

Show simple item record