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Understanding the Multidimensionality of Group Development

Chang, Artemis, Duck, Julie, & Bordia, Prashant (2006) Understanding the Multidimensionality of Group Development. Small Group Research, 37(4), pp. 327-350.

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Abstract

This article presents a three-dimensional definition space of the group development literature that differentiates group development models on three dimensions: content, population, and path dependency. The multidimensional conceptualization structures and integrates the vast group development literature, enabling direct comparison of competing theories. The utility of this definition space is demonstrated by using the relative positioning of two seemingly competing group development models—the punctuated equilibrium model and the integrative model—to demonstrate their complementarity. The authors also show how organizational researchers and practitioners can use the three-dimensional definition space to select an appropriate theoretical model for the group or group process with which they are working.

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ID Code: 10695
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: group development • group processes • time • theory
DOI: 10.1177/1046496406290564
ISSN: 1552-8278
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Sage Publications
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 13 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:20

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