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dc.contributor.advisorDaly, John A. (John Augustine), 1952-en
dc.creatorDiaz Saenz, Hector Reneen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-24T21:14:46Zen
dc.date.available2011-06-24T21:14:46Zen
dc.date.issued2003-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/11959en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractStudies about group cohesion have found that under some conditions (e.g. task oriented norms), there is a positive relationship between cohesion and performance (Evans & Dion, 1991). In this dissertation, I examine what leaders do, communicatively, to create cohesion in their teams. Drawing from work in military environments (Dobbins & Zaccaro, 1986), among sports teams (Shields, Gardner, Bredemeier, & Bostro, 1997), and other contexts I review the relationships between (a) cohesion and productivity, and (b) leadership communication and cohesion. Surprisingly, there are few studies probing these relationships in business settings. I then test these presumed relationships in Mexican firms. The analysis indicates that there is a positive relationship between task norms and goal acceptance with independently rated task performance. In addition, the impact of leaders’ communication on group cohesion is confirmed.
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectLeadershipen
dc.subjectTeams in the workplaceen
dc.subjectCommunication in organizationsen
dc.titleHow leaders influence cohesive and productive teams in organizationsen
dc.description.departmentCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
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