Title: Social loafing with group development

Authors: Min Zhu; Huaqing Wang

Addresses: Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA ' Robert W. Plaster School of Business, Missouri Southern State University, 3950 E. Newman Road, Joplin, Missouri, 64801, USA

Abstract: We inspect thoroughly the literature in social loafing and group development. We address the connection of group development to social loafing and distinguish perceived social loafing from actual social loafing. By making such distinction, we clarify the goal of establishing a connection between group members' perception of social loafing with their perception of the group progress. The possible future directions of research in this field are discussed.

Keywords: social loafing; group development; teams.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEM.2019.10020365

International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 2019 Vol.10 No.1, pp.55 - 67

Received: 08 Jun 2018
Accepted: 03 Dec 2018

Published online: 01 Apr 2019 *

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