Acta Universitatis Danubius. Œconomica, Vol 12, No 3 (2016)

Cheap Talk: “Team Factors And Management Practices Influence On Team Trust”

Doris Padmini Selvaratnam, Aman Aini, Bin Kamaludin Muhamad Maziz Mahyuddin, Lynn Gary, Richard Reilly


Team trust has been cited as a contributing factor towards team performance.  This paper looks at the antecedents of team trust and to what extent they influence team trust.  The antecedents of team trust are team factors like team autonomy, team stability and team member experience; and the management practices are top management involvement and management support.  The results demonstrated that team factors and management practices influence team trust individually. The key findings are that management variables contribute above the team variables to team trust, but top management support is insufficient as compared to having top management involvement. 


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