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Modeling team efficacy in project management: An exploratory study

CM Scott-Young, D Samson

Academy of Management 2006 Annual Meeting: Knowledge, Action and the Public Concern, AOM 2006 | Published : 2006


This study set out to explore the applicability of Bandura's (2000) concept of team efficacy to project management research and practice. Using a model-based quantitative research design, we investigated the antecedents and performance consequences of perceived team efficacy in a sample of 56 capital projects executed by 15 Fortune 500 companies in the process industries. Empirical analysis of our field survey identified that team efficacy was positively linked to project performance. Team competence, empowering leadership, and performance feedback all predicted team efficacy beliefs. Team efficacy mediated between these inputs and project performance. Implications for project team managemen..

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