Tell it like it is in SME teams: Adverse Working Conditions, Citizenship Behaviour, and the role of Team Information Sharing in a Turbulent Economy

Nyfoudi, Margarita and Theodorakopoulos, Nikos and Psychogios, Alexandros and Dysvik, Anders (2020) Tell it like it is in SME teams: Adverse Working Conditions, Citizenship Behaviour, and the role of Team Information Sharing in a Turbulent Economy. Economic & Industrial Democracy. ISSN 0143-831X

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Abstract

This article examines the relationship between the deterioration of working conditions concomitant to macroeconomic turbulence and employees’ citizenship, i.e. discretionary effort, towards the organisation. In particular, this study focuses on teams and how to redress the employee backlash against the increasing experienced adversity. Having collected data from 151 employees in 23 Cypriot Small and Medium Enterprise teams during a macroeconomic crisis, the findings demonstrate that adverse working conditions relate negatively to discretionary effort only for those teams with low and moderate levels of information sharing. The study highlights the vital role of team information sharing in dampening the negative workplace repercussions of a deeply recessional economy.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0143831X20925544
Date: 10 June 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crisis, Cyprus, organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), teams, working conditions
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > Birmingham City Business School > Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing
Depositing User: Alexandros Psychogios
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 14:20
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 15:47
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9179

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