Disputant Reactions to Managerial Conflict Resolution Tactics Journal Article uri icon



  • This study examined disputants’preferences for supervisory conflict resolution tactics. We identified three research needs. Previous work has (a) been mostly from the manager’s (and not the subordinate’s) perspective, (b) examined only a limited set of possible intervention tactics, and (c) tended to be confined to North American samples. In this role-playing study, we addressed these three needs by examining disputant reactions to five different conflict resolution tactics. In addition, we included participants from Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the United States. The results provide evidence pertaining to the efficacy of some tactics and the problems of others. In particular, managers seem to engender the most positive responses when they act either as impartial facilitators or as inquisitorial judges.

publication date

  • June 1, 1999

Date in CU Experts

  • June 12, 2014 11:15 AM

Full Author List

  • Cropanzano R; Aguinis H; Schminke M; Denham DL

author count

  • 4

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1059-6011

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-3993

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 124

end page

  • 154


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