Conglomerated contending by japanese subordinates

Evert De Van Vliert, Ken Ichi Ohbuchi, Bas Van Rossum, Yoichiro Hayashi, Gerben S. Van Der Vegt

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Do accommodative or integrative components make contentious conflict behavior more effective? A questionnaire study shows that Japanese subordinates (N = 136) handle interpersonal conflicts with superiors more effectively to the extent that they complement high contending with high accommodating. By contrast, prior research shows that high contending by Dutch subordinates and superiors is more effective if complemented with high integrating. Together, these findings support the notion that the most effective conglomeration of contending with other components of conflict behavior is society-specific.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-207
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Conflict Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Conflict
  • Management
  • Styles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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