讲座题目：Innovate or Die: How does Technological TurbulenceAffect Knowledge-Worker Teams?
In this paper, we view knowledge-worker teams asopen systems that are directly affected by environmental challenges. Drawing onthe strategic contingency and resource dependence perspective of power, wepropose and demonstrate that, to address the challenges evoked by technologicalturbulence, knowledge-worker teams need to engage in two processes,de-dependence on team experts and external knowledge acquisition, to achievehigh innovation performance. We collected multi-source, multi-wave data from109 new product development teams that operated in technology-intensiveindustries and found considerable support for our central hypotheses, i.e.,these two processes mediated the relationship between a team’s sharedperception of technological turbulence and its innovation performance.Moreover, team autonomy enhanced the positive mediated effects of technologicalturbulence on team innovation performance via both de-dependence on teamexperts and external knowledge acquisition. We discuss the theoretical andempirical implications of our findings on how and when knowledge-worker teamscan reap the innovative benefits of environmental technological turbulence.
Keywords: technologicalturbulence; de-dependence on team experts; external knowledge acquisition;knowledge-worker teams; team innovation