Implicating trust in the innovation process

Clegg, Chris W., Unsworth, Kerrie L., Epitropaki, Olga, & Parker, Giselle (2002) Implicating trust in the innovation process. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 75(4), pp. 409-422.

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In this paper we describe the development of two new measures of innovation trust, ‘trust that heard’ and ‘trust that benefit’. We report the findings from their use in a survey of design engineers in two large aerospace companies. We test a range of hypotheses covering different plausible roles for trust and confirm a ‘main effects’ model, whereby the variables predict the number of ideas suggested and the number of ideas implemented. In addition, we replicate earlier findings by Axtell et al. (2000), namely that personal and job variables predict idea suggestion, whilst organisational variables predict implementation.

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ID Code: 3027
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Creativity, innovation, trust
DOI: 10.1348/096317902321119574
ISSN: 0963-1798
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 The British Psychological Society
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 18:00

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