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Author Schönrok, Johanna E. M.

Title Innovation at large : managing multi-organization, multi-team projects / Johanna E.M. Schönrok
Published Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 169 pages, 5 unnumbered pages) : illustrations
Series Structural change and structural policies, 1438-2644 ; v. 20
Structural change and structural policies ; v. 20
Contents List of Tables ix; List of Figures xi; List of Abbreviations xiii; 1 Introduction 1; 1.1 Increasing Complexity in New Product Development 1; 1.2 Communication and Systematic Design Approach inMulti-Organization, Multi-Team Projects 7; 1.3 Research Purpose and Questions 8; 2 Intrateam and Extrateam Problem-Solving Communication and TeamPerformance in Multi-Organization, Multi-Team Projects 13; 2.1 Introduction 13; 2.2 Problem-Solving Communication Variables Relevant for TeamPerformance in Multi-Organization, Multi-Team Projects 15; 2.2.1 Communication Frequency 16
2.2.2 Team Leader Role 162.2.3 Task Disagreement 18; 2.3 Intrateam Communication Team Performance 20; 2.3.1 Frequency of Intrateam Communication 20; 2.3.2 Team Leader Role in Intrateam Communication 23; 2.3.3 Degree of Task Disagreement in Intrateam Communication 27; 2.4 Extrateam Communication Team Performance 31; 2.5 Summary 35; 3 Systematic Design Approach and Intrateam and ExtrateamProblem-Solving Communication in Multi-Organization, Multi-TeamProjects 37; 3.1 Introduction 37; 3.2 Design Principles Relevant for Problem-Solving Communication inMulti-Organization, Multi-Team Projects 38
3.2.1 Hierarchical Task Decomposition 383.2.2 Design Principles for Solution-Finding andSolution-Selection Process 40; Systematic Variation 41; Satisficing 42; 3.3 Influence on Intrateam Communication 44; 3.3.1 Intrateam Task Interdependence IntrateamCommunication 44; 3.3.2 Intrateam Systematic Variation IntrateamCommunication 47; 3.3.3 Intrateam Satisficing Intrateam Communication 50; 3.4 Influence on Extrateam Communication 51; 3.5 Summary 53; 4 Research Design 55; 4.1 Research Setting 55; 4.2 Data-Collection Process 58; 4.3 Quantitative Research Method 59
4.3.1 Questionnaires 594.3.2 Measures 61; Team Performance 64; Frequency of Communication 66; Team Leader Role in Intrateam Communication 69; Degree of Task Disagreement in Intrateam Communication 70; Degree of Task Interdependence 71; Degree of Systematic Variation 74; Degree of Satisficing 75; Control Variable Team Size 76; 4.3.3 Analysis of Questionnaire Data 77; 4.4 Qualitative Research Method 81; 4.4.1 Interviews 81; 4.4.2 Analysis of Interview Data 82; Influences on Team Performance 83 Case Study Research on Project Performance 834.5 Summary 84; 5 Results of Hypotheses Testing 85; 5.1 Communication Team Performance 85; 5.1.1 Communication Team Effectiveness 86; Intrateam Communication Team Effectiveness(H1a-H3a) 87; Extrateam Communication Team Effectiveness (H4a) 92; 5.1.2 Communication Team Efficiency 93; Intrateam Communication Team Efficiency (H1b-H3b) 94; Extrateam Communication Team Efficiency (H4b) 97; 5.2 Systematic Design Approach Communication 98; 5.2.1 Influence on Intrateam Communication 99
Summary "Due to increasing complexity in new product development multi-organization, multi-team (MOMT) projects are becoming more common. They are formed in different industries like computer, automotive, aircraft, and space research. Since many of these projects still fail, more knowledge on the influences on performance in and of such projects is required in order to be able to manage them successfully. The author examines the influences of communication within and between teams on team and project performance, which in turn depends on applied design principles that structure and facilitate that information flow. Quantitative and qualitative analyses reveal that there are differential relations on the team and project level as well as for effectiveness and efficiency. Managerial implications are given of how to structure MOMT projects and the design problem-solving process and thereby facilitate the information flow within and between teams in order to make the teams and projects successful."--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-158)
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Subject Communication in management.
Project management.
Teams in the workplace.
Technological innovations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3653000254 (electronic bk.)
9783653000252 (electronic bk.)