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Title: Effective TMO project workgroups: an investigation of antecedent conditions
Authors: Anvuur, Aaron M.
Kumaraswamy, Mohan M.
Editors: Kajewski, S
Manley, K
Hampson, K
Keywords: Alignment
Cross-functional workgroup
Teamwork climate
Temporary multi-organisation (TMO)
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology and International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
Citation: ANVUUR, A. and KUMARASWAMY, M.M., 2013. Effective TMO project workgroups: an investigation of antecedent conditions. IN: Kajewski, S., Manley, K. and Hampson, K. (eds). Proceedings of the 19th International CIB World Building Congress 2013: Construction and Society, 5th-9th May 2013, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Abstract: In seeking to explain the antecedents of cross-functional TMO workgroup cooperation, Anvuur and Kumaraswamy (2007) [Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 133(3), 225-34] proposed a conceptual framework which emphasizes the formative role of four factors: common goals; equal status; integrative interactions; and authority support. This study tests this framework empirically, based on responses from a Hong Kong survey of built environment professional managers and using structural equation modelling. The findings support the role of the four factors, showing that a superordinate construct—teamwork climate for cooperation—formed from the four factors significantly and positively influences workgroup members’ in-role, extra-role, compliance, and deference behaviour. Therefore, project managers may usefully strive to create the generative project environments for the four optimal conditions for teamwork.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13195
ISBN: 9780987554215
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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