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Trust and control across three emerging economies


Wittmann Zhang, Xinhua; Schenker-Wicki, Andrea (2012). Trust and control across three emerging economies. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2012, Cardiff, UK, 11 September 2012 - 13 September 2012.

Abstract

What produces trusting behaviour amongst managers? And how does trusting behaviour influence the exercise of organizational control? This paper attempts to answer these two questions in the context of China, Russia and Vietnam. With the reference to the construct of trust in employment relationships as developed by Tzafrir and Dolan, three dimensions of trust are examined empirically by means of survey data collected from managers in banking sector of respective countries. Statistical analyses reveal that the trust variables do not load equally well on the subscales of trust across the three countries. As a consequence, we propose a composite construct to characterise managers’ trusting behaviour. Based on control theory, four control modes are determined and their relationships with trust are investigated. Results indicate significant differences in terms of trust-control nexus between the three countries. We conclude by emphasizing the need for further research on culture-bound trusting behaviour, particularly in emerging societies.

Abstract

What produces trusting behaviour amongst managers? And how does trusting behaviour influence the exercise of organizational control? This paper attempts to answer these two questions in the context of China, Russia and Vietnam. With the reference to the construct of trust in employment relationships as developed by Tzafrir and Dolan, three dimensions of trust are examined empirically by means of survey data collected from managers in banking sector of respective countries. Statistical analyses reveal that the trust variables do not load equally well on the subscales of trust across the three countries. As a consequence, we propose a composite construct to characterise managers’ trusting behaviour. Based on control theory, four control modes are determined and their relationships with trust are investigated. Results indicate significant differences in terms of trust-control nexus between the three countries. We conclude by emphasizing the need for further research on culture-bound trusting behaviour, particularly in emerging societies.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Event End Date:13 September 2012
Deposited On:01 Feb 2013 07:59
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 19:19
Related URLs:http://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=79
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:7899

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