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University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTrace: Tennessee Research and CreativeExchangeDoctoral DissertationsGraduate School5-2014The Effects of Group Personality Composition onProject Team Performance: Operationalizationsand OutcomesMark CollinsUniversity of Tennessee - Knoxville, [email protected]This Dissertation is brought to you for free and open access by the Graduate School at Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange. It has beenaccepted for inclusion in Doctoral Dissertations by an authorized administrator of Trace: Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange. For moreinformation, please contact[email protected].Recommended CitationCollins, Mark, "The Effects of Group Personality Composition on Project Team Performance: Operationalizations and Outcomes. "PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2014.
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To the Graduate Council:I am submitting herewith a dissertation written by Mark Collins entitled "The Effects of GroupPersonality Composition on Project Team Performance: Operationalizations and Outcomes." I haveexamined the final electronic copy of this dissertation for form and content and recommend that it beaccepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, with a major inBusiness Administration.Anne D. Smith, Major ProfessorWe have read this dissertation and recommend its acceptance:David J. Woehr, Franz W. Kellermanns, Frank M. GuessAccepted for the Council:Carolyn R. HodgesVice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School(Original signatures are on file with official student records.)
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The Effects of Group Personality Composition on Project Team Performance: Operationalizations and Outcomes A Dissertation Presented for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Mark Collins May 2014
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ii DEDICATION This dissertation is dedicated to my late mother, Lois Collins; my father, Dr. Bob Collins; and my wife, Sharon Cooper Collins. Without your unwavering love and support, I could never have accomplished this.
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iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS There are many people whose kindness, generosity, time, and wisdom have made this moment possible. Anne Smith, who has served as dissertation chair, advisor, therapist, and friend, has spent a large portion of her professional career guiding me through this process. Anne never gave up hope, repeatedly chanting the phrase, “You can do this; you are almost there”. Too many times to count, she calmed me down, refocused me, and sent me down the right path. Thank you, Anne. You are a wonderful person and an extraordinary mentor. My other committee members were equally positive and wise. Dave Woehr, Franz Kellermanns, and Frank Guess were there when I needed them, which was often. Many management faculty members also helped me along the way. I owe much to Donde Plowman, Dennis Duchon, Russell Crook, Annette Ranft, Lane Morris, Alex Miller, Terry Leap, John Hoffman, Dave Williams, and Debbie Mackey. My expression of gratitude would be incomplete without putting
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