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The Psychology and Management of Project Teams: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

François Chiocchio, Kelloway, and Brian Hobbs


This book is the product of two trends that organizations are embracing. The first is that organizations increasingly rely on projects to grow, adapt, and change. The second is that organizations depend on teams more and more to perform the tasks required to fulfill their raison d’être. Interestingly, the streams of knowledge that attempt to harness these two trends have not yet merged into a coherent body of knowledge. In other words, as organizations increasingly rely on project teams to accomplish their goals, there is a need to describe, understand and predict project teams’ processes, eff ... More

Keywords: project management, organizational behavior, project teams, development, leadership, diversity, communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199861378
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861378.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

François Chiocchio, editor
Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Kelloway, editor
Professor of Management, Saint Mary's University, Halifax

Brian Hobbs, editor
Project Management Research Chair, University of Quebec, Montreal

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1The Importance of Project Teams and the Need for an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Brian Hobbs, François Chiocchio, and E. Kevin Kelloway

3 Defining Project Teams

François Chiocchio

5 Contextual Issues in Project Performance

John E. Mathieu, Lauren D’Innocenzo, and Michael R. Kukenberger

6 Leadership and Project Teams

Alyson Byrne and Julian Barling

8 Identification and Commitment in Project Teams

Isabelle Tremblay, Helen Lee, François Chiocchio, and John P. Meyer

9 Conflict in Project Teams

Frank R. C. de Wit

10 Bullying in Project Teams

Catherine Loughlin and Lindsay Bryson

11 Occupational Health in Project Teams

Patrick A. Horsman and E. Kevin Kelloway

12 Team Composition and Performance

Natalie J. Allen and Thomas O’Neill

14 Multicultural Diversity and Communication in the Project Context

Laure E. Pitfield, Aleka M. MacLellan, and E. Kevin Kelloway

15 Virtual Project Teams

Michael Beyerlein, Ambika Prasad, Jon Cordas, and Priyanka Brunese

16 The Development of Project Teams

Marina Pearce, Charlotte L. Powers, and Steve W. J. Kozlowski

17 Learning in Project Teams

William S. Kramer, Nastassia Savage, and Eduardo Salas

18 The Future of Project Teams

François Chiocchio, E. Kevin Kelloway, and Brian Hobbs

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