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Student Number 964203039
Author Chieh-Chen Yu(´å³Ç®¶)
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Department Information Management
Year 2008
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document Master's Thesis
Language English
Title Understanding the Impacts of Perceived Relatedness on Team¡¦s Transactive Memory System
Date of Defense 2009-06-17
Page Count 61
Keyword
  • perceived relatedness
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • team performance
  • transactive memory system
  • Abstract In today¡¦s rapidly changing business environment, an organization¡¦s ability to create and share knowledge is important for establishing and sustaining competitive advantage. In knowledge-based organization, knowledge-worker teams are used to leverage knowledge assets. This trend may explain a renewed interest in the research of knowledge processes of teams.
    This research adopts transactive memory system (TMS) system to explore knowledge processes of teams. TMS has three dimensions, including specialization, coordination, and credibility. Taken from Self Determination Theory (SDT), this research investigates how perceived related impacts the three TMS¡¦s dimensions. Besides, the study also explores how TMS impacts on team performance. This research conducted a field experiment and a total of 92 college students participated in an eight-week business simulation game. 19 teams each consisting of 4 or 5 members was either randomly assigned by the instructor in class A or voluntarily grouped by the participants in class B. Three-round questionnaires were collected from participants before- during-, and post-experiment.
    This research found that when team members perceive they are supported and connected by other people, the three dimensions of TMS in teams will be enhanced, which will in turn promote team performance. The managerial implications and research limitations conclude the study.
    Table of Content Abstracti
    Chinese Abstractii
    Acknowledgementiii
    Table of Contentsiv
    Tablesv
    Figuresvi
    1. Introduction1
    1.1 Background and Research Motivation1
    1.2 Research Objectives2
    1.3 Research Procedures3
    2. Literature Review5
    2.1 Self-Determination Theory5
    2.2 Transactive Memory System11
    2.3 Summary19
    3. Research Method21
    3.1 Research Model21
    3.2 Research Hypothesis21
    3.3 Research design24
    3.4 Data analysis method32
    4. Data Analysis35
    4.1 Descriptive Statistics35
    4.2 Validity37
    4.3 Reliability39
    4.4 Hypotheses Testing41
    4.5 Summary of Findings46
    5. Conclusion47
    5.1 Implications49
    5.2 Research Limitations50
    5.3 Further Researches51
    6. Reference53
    Appendix60
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