Delegation dynamics and spinoffs: direct effects and moderating role of a functional background

Published in Research Seminars

Delegation is widely acknowledged as a fundamental element of effective management; however, our understanding of it has been restricted into its behavioral outcomes in tapered settings. Thus, the following research undertakes the impact of authority delegation in knowledge-intensive firms where expertise quality, amount, and functional practice plays a key role in shaping and predicting team performance outcomes. The study draws from the task-oriented leadership theory and suggests a model to assess the moderation level of managers’ functional background impact on team performance under a delegation context.