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Title:Negotiation teams: The impact of caucusing and team accountability on interaction processes and outcomes
Author(s):O'Connor, Kathleen Mary
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Carnevale, Peter J.
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Social
Psychology, Industrial
Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations
Abstract:The model proposed here suggests that within-team processes in team negotiation moderate the effect of situational variables (e.g., accountability) on between-team negotiation processes. To test this model, representation structure (teams that caucus, teams that do not caucus, and solo negotiators) was crossed with accountability to constituents (low, high). The model was supported in this study. Following a pre-negotiation task phase, solo negotiators reported that they trusted the other less than teams did. Yet, teams made more individualistic first offers. These effects were enhanced under conditions of high accountability such that solos in this condition had lower first offers than teams and also felt they were less advantaged in the upcoming negotiation than negotiators in any other condition. There was no effect for caucusing. Following the negotiation, teams were more accurate in their judgments of the other's priorities for the integrative issues, but not the common value issue. This cognitive advantage did not translate into more integrative outcomes for teams. Following the negotiation, teams more than solos reported that they were more powerful than the other party; teams liked the other party less than solos did; and, solos trusted the other party more than teams did. Under conditions of low accountability, teams achieved the highest outcomes for the integrative issues. Implications for these results on future studies of team negotiation are also discussed.
Issue Date:1994
Rights Information:Copyright 1994 O'Connor, Kathleen Mary
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9512501
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9512501

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