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ERIC Number: EJ797941
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Using a Dual Role Assignment to Improve Group Dynamics and Performance: The Effects of Facilitating Social Capital in Teams
Aquino, Karl; Serva, Mark A.
Journal of Management Education, v29 n1 p17-38 2005
This article describes a project that simulates the interplay between management and development project teams in a business environment. Each student team was assigned a management role supervising one project and a development role implementing another project. Results indicate that teams that communicate regularly and interact socially outside of class form more social capital. Development teams with dense social capital also voluntarily completed tasks beyond their responsibilities, and management teams perceived higher performance from their development teams. The authors discuss how this simulation can be used to increase learning, along with how the simulation increases the richness of the learning environment. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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