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This milestone Handbook brings together an impressive collection of international contributions on micro research in Organizational Behavior. Focusing on core micro Organizational Behavior issues, chapters cover key themes such as individual and group behaviour. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volumes I provides students and scholars with an insightful and wide reaching survey of the current state of the field and is an indespensible road map to the subject area. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Behavior Volume II will publish in November 2008. Edited by Stewart R Clegg and Cary L Cooper this Handbook draws together contributions from leading macro Organizational Behavior scholars.

Trust in Management: An Interpersonal Perspective
Trust in management: An interpersonal perspective
Introduction

The construct of trust has long been a central feature of theories of co-operation and collective action (Deutsch, 1962). In the organizational sciences, the relevance of trust to both theory and practice has arguably grown in recent decades as innovations in technology and organization have led to less formal and hierarchical modes of controlling and coordinating labor (Tyler, 2003). The volume of research generated in this field in recent years is illustrated in recent quantitative and narrative reviews of trust (Colquitt et al., 2007; Dirks and Ferrin, 2001, 2002; Lewicki et al., 2006). The findings summarized in these reviews represent a diverse and often disparate literature spanning discipline, levels of analysis, and methodologies. Despite ...

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