International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior
Highland Beach, FL, USA
The present study examined the role of voice in facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration. According to the group-value model of procedural justice, voice relates to interpersonal relationships among co-workers because it facilitates a greater interest in helping the group (e.g. group-serving behavior). We argue that because of the relationship between voice and one type of group-serving behavior--advice sharing--that greater perceptions of voice would also predict more collaboration. In a field study examining collaborative social networks among university researchers, we found that greater perceptions of voice positively related to both degree of advice sharing and collaboration. Moreover, the extent to which individuals shared advice fully mediated the relationship between perceived voice and collaboration. Implications for voice and collaboration are discussed.
Cosley, Brandon J.; McCoy, Shannon; and Gardner, Susan, "Collaborative Voice: Examining the Role of Voice in Interdisciplinary Collaboration" (2014). Publications. 113.
Cosley, B. J., McCoy, S.K., & Gardner, S.K. 2014. Collaborative voice: Examining the role of voice in interdisciplinary collaboration. International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior 17(2), 139-162.
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