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dc.contributor.advisorEllis, Aleksander P.J.
dc.contributor.authorSpoelma, Trevor
dc.creatorSpoelma, Trevor
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-21T19:52:29Z
dc.date.available2018-06-21T19:52:29Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/628039
dc.description.abstractWhile recent research indicates that engaging in unethical behavior as a team can have positive effects on internal team processes, the relationship between unethical behavior and interactions with those outside the team is less clear. Research on boundary spanning suggests that teams with positive interpersonal relationships should be more motivated and effective at working interdependently with other teams. However, due to illicit foundations of these relationships, unethical teams may be apprehensive about exposure and sanctions, and seek to withdraw in multiteam contexts. Acknowledging this tension, the purpose of this dissertation was to model and test the positive and negative effects of team unethical behavior on boundary spanning in multiteam contexts. Utilizing conservation of resources theory (Hobfoll, 1989), I proposed that team unethical behavior increases both perceptions of team support and reputation maintenance concerns in teams, which in turn affect boundary spanning behavior in the form of interteam coordination and guard behavior. I then introduced a contextual moderator, interteam monitoring, to qualify these offsetting indirect effects; strengthening unethical behavior’s effects through reputation maintenance concerns and weakening its effects through perceived team support. I then tested my hypothesized model in a lab experiment with 108 teams engaged in a highly interdependent multiteam task. Results did not support the hypothesized model. I conclude by discussing the potential explanations for the results and several limitations and directions for future research.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.titleExamining the Effects of Team Unethical Behavior on Boundary Spanning Activities in Multiteam Contexts: A Conservation of Resources Approachen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPodsakoff, Nathan P.
dc.contributor.committeememberSlaughter, Jerel E.
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagementen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-21T19:52:29Z


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