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Team Boundary Activity: Conceptualization, Antecedents and Consequences

DOI: 10.12677/AP.2012.24031, PP. 198-205

Keywords: 团队边界活动;边界扫描;团队绩效;创新
Team Boundary Activity
, Boundary-Spanning, Team Performance, Innovation

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Team boundary activity is defined as team’s actions to establish linkages and to manage interac- tions with parties of the external environment. Such actions can assist a team in obtaining and securing re- sources and information, as well as enforcing members’ affiliation toward their team. Team boundary activity is a multilevel construct. Its antecedents include individual differences, as well as characteristics of groups and organizations. And it is able to boost team performance, knowledge transfer and innovation and so on. Future studies should pay much more attention to its conceptualization and measurement, and issues of equi- librium between internal and external activities.


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