Asia Pacific Journal of Management

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 127–147

Transformational leadership, team climate, and team performance within the NPD team: Evidence from China


DOI: 10.1007/s10490-012-9327-3

Cite this article as:
Sun, W., Xu, A. & Shang, Y. Asia Pac J Manag (2014) 31: 127. doi:10.1007/s10490-012-9327-3


This study analyzes the impact of team transformational leadership on team performance during the new product development (NPD) process and the mediating role of team climate. Data were collected from 184 NPD projects of Chinese high-tech firms. The results show that NPD team transformational leadership is positively related to team performance. In addition, team climate mediates the relationship between most dimensions of NPD team transformational leadership (charisma, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration) and team performance.


New product development (NPD) team Transformational leadership Team climate Team performance 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The School of ManagementXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina

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