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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Project Management Journal, Vol. 43, No. 3, 62–75

© 2012 by the Project Management Institute

Published online in Wiley Online Library

(wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/pmj.21272

PAPERS

Counteracting Free-Riding With Team Morale—An Experimental Study

Jun He, College of Business, University of Michigan–Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, USA

ABSTRACT

This study focuses on a behavioral perspective to examine the detrimental effects of free-riding on team performance, and investigates team morale as a key factor that counteracts the tendency of free-riding among team members. Results of the empirical test imply that enhancing team morale can effectively reduce the scale of free-riding behavior in project teams; in addition, controlling ...

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