Title page for ETD etd-10212005-122952

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Little, Beverly L.
URN etd-10212005-122952
Title Effectiveness, performance, and motivation in a team-based environment
Degree PhD
Department Management
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Madigan, Robert M. Committee Chair
Foti, Roseanne J. Committee Member
Markham, Steven E. Committee Member
Murrmann, Kent F. Committee Member
Scott, K. Dow Committee Member
  • Teams in the workplace Management
  • Motivation - Psychology
Date of Defense 1993-04-06
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This research explores the meaning and relationship of the constructs of effectiveness, performance, and motivation among teams in a high performance manufacturing setting. Effectiveness is defined as actual outcomes; performance is characterized as those types of behaviors required of teams to achieve those outcomes. Motivation at the team level of analysis is conceived as collective efficacy -- the members' confidence in their team's ability to perform. Two types of antecedents to collective efficacy are explored -- prior success and compositional characteristics of the teams.

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