Hierarchical team decision making

Stephen E. Humphrey, John R. Hollenbeck, Christopher J. Meyer, Daniel R. Ilgen

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In this paper, we review the literature on hierarchical team decision making - teams in which a formal leader makes decisions based upon the input from a staff or subordinates or other informed parties. We structure our review around the Multilevel Theory of team decision making (Hollenbeck et al., 1995), integrating the disparate works within this literature. We then provide recommendations to practitioners interested in building, maintaining, and maximizing the effectiveness of hierarchical teams. Finally, we conclude by addressing weaknesses of the literature to date and avenues for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management
PublisherJAI Press
Number of pages39
ISBN (Print)0762309733, 9780762309733
StatePublished - 2002

Publication series

NameResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management
ISSN (Print)0742-7301

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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