Conference Proceedings

"Social networks, personality and peer evaluations in self-managing teams:A moderated-mediation model"

Carol Gill, Isabel Metz, Amanuel G Tekleab, Ian O Williamson

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2013

Abstract

A key characteristic of self-managing teams is peer evaluation of each member’s contributions to the team’s performance. Drawing on social network and personality theories, this study enhances our understanding of the role of social network ties in peer evaluations in self-managing teams. Based on data collected across two surveys from 70 self-managing teams of students in a business school, we found instrumental network tie centrality mediated the relationships between a team member’s personality and peers’ evaluations of his/her performance. In addition, we found that a team member’s expressive network tie centrality moderated the relationship between instrumental ties and peer evaluations..

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