Structure and Function of Team Learning Emergence : A Multilevel Empirical Validation

Kostopoulos, Konstantinos C., Spanos, Yiannis E. and Prastacos, Gregory P. (2013) Structure and Function of Team Learning Emergence : A Multilevel Empirical Validation. Journal of Management, 39 (6). pp. 1430-1461. ISSN 0149-2063

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The aim of this study is to examine how learning emerges in terms of structure and function to transform from an individual to a collective (team) phenomenon. Drawing on learning theory and multilevel thinking, the authors developed and validated measures for the basic team learning processes (i.e., intuition, interpretation, integration, and codification) in three independent field studies of innovation project teams and employed multilevel structural equation modeling to test relationships across the individual and team levels of analysis. Their results confirm the hypothesis that team learning originates in individual intuitions, is amplified through interpretation and integration, and manifests itself at the team level via the codification of collective cognition and action. Across the three studies, team learning was found to significantly affect team performance. The authors’ approach contributes to a conceptualization and measurement of team learning as a multilevel phenomenon.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Depositing User: Elle Green
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 09:22
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 21:32
DOI: 10.1177/0149206311419366

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