Article | Academy of Management Journal | August 2012

Dynamically Integrating Knowledge in Teams: A Resource-based View of Team Performance

by H. K. Gardner, F. Gino and B. Staats

Abstract

In knowledge-based environments, teams must develop a systematic approach to integrating knowledge resources throughout the course of projects in order to perform effectively. Yet, many teams fail to do so. Drawing on the resource-based view of the firm, we examine how teams can develop a knowledge-integration capability to dynamically integrate members' resources into higher performance. We distinguish among three sets of resources: relational, experiential, and structural and propose that they differentially influence a team's knowledge-integration capability. We test our theoretical framework using data on knowledge workers in professional services and discuss implications for research and practice.

Keywords: Groups and Teams; Projects; Performance Effectiveness; Knowledge Sharing; Employees; Theory; Framework; Management Practices and Processes; Research;

Citation:

Gardner, H. K., F. Gino, and B. Staats. "Dynamically Integrating Knowledge in Teams: A Resource-based View of Team Performance." Academy of Management Journal 55, no. 4 (August 2012).