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Cooperation in organizations

René Schalk (Department of Human Resource Studies, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)
Petru L. Curşeu (Department of Organization Studies, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 6 July 2010




The paper aims to introduce the papers in this special issue which highlight the importance of cooperation in organizations, and outline future research directions.


Conceptual approaches to cooperation in organizations are described and a brief outline is given to each paper in the special issue.


This special issue brings together studies that enhance our theoretical understanding of cooperation, addressing core issues related to the role of cultural differences, virtual communication, team processes, leader behavior, and the impact of norms on cooperation.

Practical implications

Factors that facilitate or hinder cooperation in organizations are highlighted, and suggestions on how to deal with those issues in practice are provided. The papers facilitate understanding of the role of cultural differences, communication, team processes, and leader behavior on cooperation in organizations.


The paper provides an introduction to the special issue.



Schalk, R. and Curşeu, P.L. (2010), "Cooperation in organizations", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 453-459.



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