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  1. The dual influence of sales and functional leadership on cross-functional selling team performance Ullli Veyhl Assoc. Prof. John Wilkinson Prof. Arndt Borgmeier

  2. The dual influence of leadership on selling team performance Ullli Veyhl Assoc. Prof. John Wilkinson Prof. Arndt Borgmeier

  3. Cross-functional selling teams (CFST) • 75% of companies use SELLING TEAMS(Cummings (2007) • Only 13% of SELLING TEAMS work HIGHLY EFFECTIVELY (Marchetti and Brewer, 1997) (Research by Mercer management consulting on 179 teams of fortune 1000 companies) 3

  4. Cross-functional teams • Members from different functions Business Business Adapted from (Arnett and Badrinarayanan, 2005) 4

  5. Dual leadership situation • Part-time membership CFST leader Functional manager A Dual Leadership A Functional manager B B Functional manager C C Cross-functional selling team 5

  6. Dual leadership framework

  7. PROBLEMS with PART-TIME Cross-functional teams • Fulfilling the expectations of two managers and departments (Ford and Randolph, 1992) (Webber, 2002) • “… most of the disadvantages spring from the creation of dual or multiple authority and influence.” (Ford and Randolph, 1992, p. 272 -273) 7

  8. Research proposition • Given these key questions…. • “How should … [cross-functional selling] teams be managed?”(Weitz and Bradford, 1999, p. 248) • Sales managers’ leadership activities have a big influence on the performance of selling teams (Rajagopal and Rajagopal, 2008) • How are cross-functional selling team (CFST) members’ selling-related attributes influenced by the dual nature of leadership from their CFST leader and their functional manager? 8

  9. Conceptual basis • Part-time membership Functional manager A Dual Leadership A Expectancy theory Leader-member exchange theory B C Cross-functional selling team 9

  10. Conceptual basis • Part-time membership CFST leader Functional manager A Dual Leadership A Leadership theory B C Cross-functional selling team 10

  11. Selling framework

  12. Dual leadership and Performance of Cross-Functional Selling Teams

  13. Research method CFST leader • Mixed methods • Qualitative phase • Semi structured in depth interviews • Input to assist in scale development • Sample: European & Australian firms • Confirm scales with academics • Quantitative phase • Pilot study • Self-administered surveys • Sample: Australian & European firms Manufacturing & Service firms Functional manager A A Functional manager B B C D 13

  14. Contribution • Academic • Study will illustrate application of following theories in dual leadership situation • Leadership theories including leadership styles • Leader-member-exchange theory • Expectancy theory • Management • Enhance management understanding of: • Influence of dual leadership on team performance • Better adjustment of leadership and management training 14

  15. Questions to the audience • Qualitative data analysis with Nvivo? • Quantitative phase with only CFST members? • How to measure collaboration? 15

  16. (Tjosvold and Tjosvold, 1995) Willy Brand Germany’s former chancellor 16

  17. Comments or questions?

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