The role of affect in vertical and lateral exchange relationships in teams

Neal M. Ashkanasy, Herman H.M. Tse

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In this chapter, we identify and discuss the implications of affect in “vertical” supervisor-subordinate exchange relationships and “lateral” team-member exchange relationships in teams. We begin this chapter by outlining the background of this research. We then provide an overview of literature regarding leader-member exchange (LMX), affective states, and team-member exchange (TMX) that are important variables to be incorporated in this research. Following this, we focus on presenting the existing body of relevant research and theories associated with the variables. We also propose a model for future research effort, outlining the role of affect plays in facilitating vertical and lateral exchange relationships among supervisors, subordinates and coworkers in teams. Finally, we discuss implications for theory and practice, and identify future research directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Companion to Emotion in Organizations
EditorsNeal Ashkanasy, Gary Cooper
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781845426378
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • affect
  • leader-member exchange (LMX)
  • Team-member exchange

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