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Influence of Task Interdependence on Teamwork Quality and Project Performance

  • Kondwani F. Kuthyola
  • Julie Yu-Chih LiuEmail author
  • Gary Klein
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 288)

Abstract

Although task interdependence is regarded as a key factor in determining individual performance, empirical evidence on the relation between interdependence and project performance is limited. This work investigates how task interdependence influences project performance. Specifically, we empirically examine the relationship between task interdependence, teamwork quality, and project management performance using a questionnaire survey of 300 software personnel. The analysis results show the mediating effects of different aspects of teamwork quality on the relationship between task interdependence and project performance. Therefore, when assigning tasks with high interdependence for an agile process, managers shall provide team members the platform for facilitating their teamwork behaviors.

Keywords

Teamwork quality Interdependence Task interdependence Project performance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kondwani F. Kuthyola
    • 1
  • Julie Yu-Chih Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gary Klein
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information ManagementYuan Ze UniversityChung-LiTaiwan
  2. 2.College of Business and AdministrationUniversity of ColoradoColorado SpringsUSA

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