Implicating trust in the innovation process

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

Abstract

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 Axtel et al. (2000), namely that personal and job variables predict idea suggestion, whereas organizational variables predict implementation.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1348/096317902321119574
Divisions: Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology research group
Aston Business School > Work & organisational psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: measures of innovation trust,design engineers,aerospace companies,trust,ideas suggested,ideas implemented,personal variables,job variables,idea suggestion,organizational variables,implementation

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