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Friend or foe? The effects of managerial politics on NPD team communication, collaboration and project success

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Much existing work on new product development (NPD) team integration takes an economically rational perspective, specifying appropriate systems, structures and interactions. Few studies however have explored the effects of politics on working relationships between technically trained managers (TTMs; e.g., research and development managers) and marketing managers (MMs) during NPD. Our results reveal that intra-team politics has positive and negative effects on TTM/MM communication. This is important because communication positively influences collaboration and NPD success. Moreover, the effects of communication variables on these two outcome variables differ depending on whether one is a TTM or MM.

UOW Authors


  •   Kyriazis, Elias
  •   Massey, Graham (external author)
  •   Couchman, Paul (external author)
  •   Johnson, Lester W. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Kyriazis, E., Massey, G., Couchman, P. & Johnson, L. (2017). Friend or foe? The effects of managerial politics on NPD team communication, collaboration and project success. R & D Management, 47 (1), 61-74.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84938509459

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/766

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 74

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Much existing work on new product development (NPD) team integration takes an economically rational perspective, specifying appropriate systems, structures and interactions. Few studies however have explored the effects of politics on working relationships between technically trained managers (TTMs; e.g., research and development managers) and marketing managers (MMs) during NPD. Our results reveal that intra-team politics has positive and negative effects on TTM/MM communication. This is important because communication positively influences collaboration and NPD success. Moreover, the effects of communication variables on these two outcome variables differ depending on whether one is a TTM or MM.

UOW Authors


  •   Kyriazis, Elias
  •   Massey, Graham (external author)
  •   Couchman, Paul (external author)
  •   Johnson, Lester W. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Kyriazis, E., Massey, G., Couchman, P. & Johnson, L. (2017). Friend or foe? The effects of managerial politics on NPD team communication, collaboration and project success. R & D Management, 47 (1), 61-74.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84938509459

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/766

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 13

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 74

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom