Title

Contextualization and Context Theorizing in Teams Research: A Look Back and a Path Forward

Department/School

Management

Date of this version

2016

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Contextualization, Context theorizing, teams, work teams

Abstract

In this paper we review recent field research on teams in the workplace with the objective to help advance research about teams and their external context. We investigate contextualization by reviewing the research settings in which teams have been studied, and we investigate context theorizing by reviewing work where external context variables have been explicitly modeled. We propose guidelines to improve contextualization and avenues to explore context theorizing.

Citation/Other Information

Maloney, Mary M., et al. "Contextualization and context theorizing in teams research: A look back and a path forward." Academy of Management Annals 10.1 (2016): 891-942.