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Why European subordinates trust their managers
Lillehammer University College, Norway. (LEO)
University of Maribor, Slovenia. (Organization theory)
2012 (English)In: Organizacija, ISSN 1318-5454, E-ISSN 1581-1832, Vol. 45, no 6, 300-309 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article addresses the problem of why subordinates trust their managers based on the responses from 108 subordinatesof seven Slovenian managers and from 138 subordinates of eight Swedish managers. The subordinates of these managersresponded to a 20-item instrument tested for reliability and validity. In both samples the managers enjoyed different degreesof trust. The level of trust vested in Slovenian managers was higher than in Swedish ones. The kinds of managers’ actions thatenhanced trust were similar amongst Swedish and Slovenian subordinates. Different socio-cultural contexts may theoreticallyexplain why some other kinds of actions had contrasting effects between the samples. On the whole, the actions of managersexplain trust in both countries. Subordinates’ trust in managers declines with the increasing hierarchical distance in bothnational samples. Managers need to show in action that they trust their subordinates, promote their interests, demonstrateappreciation of their subordinates, and solve problems.

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Kranj, Slovenia, 2012. Vol. 45, no 6, 300-309 p.
Keyword [en]
Trust, managers, subordinates, societal factors, hierachy
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Economics and Business
Research subject
Economy, Ledarskap, entreprenörskap och organisation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-22866DOI: 10.2478/v10051-012-0029-xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-22866DiVA: diva2:576609
Available from: 2012-12-13 Created: 2012-12-13 Last updated: 2016-07-07Bibliographically approved

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