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Shared leadership in teams: The role of coordination, goal commitment, and knowledge sharing on perceived team performance

Soo Jeoung Han (Department of Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, USA)
Yunsoo Lee (Department of Learning and Performance Systems, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA)
Michael Beyerlein (Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA)
Judith Kolb (Department of Learning and Performance Systems, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA)

Team Performance Management

ISSN: 1352-7592

Article publication date: 14 November 2017

Issue publication date: 7 June 2018

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to examine the effect of shared leadership on student project team processes and outcomes. The authors focused on shared leadership and its association with team processes (coordination, goal commitment and knowledge sharing) and team performance.

Design/methodology/approach

To examine the shared leadership, team processes and performance model, the authors conducted two separate surveys of 158 graduate and undergraduate students working in project teams at a large southwestern university.

Findings

Results showed that shared leadership positively affected coordination activities, goal commitment and knowledge sharing, which in turn positively affect team performance. Each team process factor had a mediation effect, although shared leadership had no direct effect on team performance.

Research limitations/implications

This research adds to the knowledge of important team process factors through which shared leadership indirectly affects team performance.

Practical implications

Based on the findings, the authors provided implications for students and instructors that shared leadership can facilitate team performance by enabling team members to coordinate activities, commit to goals and share knowledge effectively.

Originality/value

This study presents an initial understanding of the shared leadership-team performance relationship by introducing influential variables, such as coordination activities, goal commitment and knowledge sharing in a team.

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Citation

Han, S.J., Lee, Y., Beyerlein, M. and Kolb, J. (2018), "Shared leadership in teams: The role of coordination, goal commitment, and knowledge sharing on perceived team performance", Team Performance Management, Vol. 24 No. 3/4, pp. 150-168. https://doi.org/10.1108/TPM-11-2016-0050

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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