International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management

Individual and Collective Team Effort: A Vital Part of Sourcing Team Success Members Only Content

While many variables affect team performance, the individual and collective effort that members put forth on their sourcing assignment is critical to success. Unfortunately, the relationship between member effort and team effectiveness has received minimal attention by academicians and practitioners. Given the emphasis placed on the use of cross-functional sourcing teams, how to gain member effort and commitment, particularly for part-time team assignments, becomes one of the most important team-based issues facing procurement and sourcing managers today.

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